Crossword

Prize crossword 0567

Cryptic across

5 Prophetic, a typical cop turns bad (11)
7 No end to odd obstruction (4)
8 Tax collector’s dad, a Greek character, makes Brussels sweat in the beginning (8)
9 Email circulating about quiet son of Abraham (7)
11 With Scot dropped, McCoist’s upset, but he doesn’t complain (5)
13 Turkish type of wood found in Pennsylvania (5)
14 Follow returning vessel to a divine state (7)
16 Jurassic creature’s odour sap disguised (8)
17 Biblical brother, one that’s in prison (4)
18 Synod’s mission’s advanced against (11)

Cryptic down

1 Bela’s alternative is Shiraz – no, Rioja – smoother, ultimately (4)
2 Jeremiah’s cousin’s from Bashan, a melancholy part of it (7)
3 Spirited girl comes out of the Big Apple on speed (5)
4 Place imaginary line through a brown block to rest when climbing (8)
5 A cay sea bass swim around – it’s like shooting fish in a barrel! (2,4,2,3)
6 Michelangelo drawing’s not the preface for the means of execution (11)
10 Asian princess rejected a piece of pork with rain storm coming (8)
12 Call after fabulous bird turned affectionate (7)
15 Record number of bricks often found in this Jewish artefact (5)
17 Cheat in an informal card game (4)

Quick across

5 What Adam and Eve committed when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden (8,3)
7 Genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 (4)
8 Wife of Alexander Balas (8)
9 British urban form of country/rock and roll in the UK in the late 1950s (7)
11 Crosses with loops (5)
13 French city, capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle department in Lorraine (5)
14 Joash’s son, the eighth king of Judah (7)
16 Member of a Greek people loyal to Achilles (8)
17 Priest under Zerubbabel: crazily, in a frenzied way (4)
18 Land of Babylon, Ur and Nineveh (11)

Quick down

1 Austrian city giving its name to Mozart’s 36th Symphony (4)
2 English E Midlands cathedral city; capital of Nebraska (7)
3 One of Moses’ twelve spies (5)
4 Babylonian eunuch in charge of Daniel (8)
5 Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer (1050-1123) (4,7)
6 German Chancellor of the so-called ‘Second Reich’ (1871-1919) (7).
10 Protective visage covering in some sports: deep skin cleanser (4,4)
12 Spring; gush forth (7)
15 Crack; dextrous (5)
17 —- River, Crimean War battle (1854) (4)


Crossword answers
Cryptic answers to No 0566: Across: 3 Temptation, 7 Abba, 8 Liberian, 9 Prisca, 10 Rosary, 11 Sardis, 14 Armada, 16 Eliasaph, 17 Dhow, 18 Colossians. Down: 1 Emmaus, 2 Morris, 3 Tabernacle, 4 Tulsa, 5 Tabor, 6 Sacred cows, 12 Deacon, 13 Shako, 14 Athos, 15 Midway.

Quick answers to No 0566: Across: 3 Ahithophel, 7 Dele, 8 Marathon, 9 Lagoon, 10 Nenets, 11 Edenic, 14 Pavane, 16 Bismarck, 17 Gath, 18 Theophilus. Down: 1 Cicero, 2 Newton, 3 Alexandria, 4 Haman, 5 Paran, 6 Fortunatus, 12 Nymphs, 13 Curio, 14 Pekah, 15 Vigils.


Crossword winners

Winners (0565 Cryptic): Liam O Briain, Prestwich, Greater Manchester; Mrs RT Grafftey-Smith, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Winners (0565 Quick): Margaret Moyes, Darlington, Co Durham; Ian and Susan Kelly, Harrow, Middlesex.


Sudoku 0567


Solution 0566


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