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Prize crossword 0572

Cryptic across
5 With sea being stormy, king conned fellow king in Assyria (10)
7 Book about one Viking’s end in Cornwall:… (6)
8 …accepts book is to be returned to a place in the wilderness (6)
9 Getting Ebay to deliver some bits, Asa fortified this place (4)
11 With rough perimeters, street’s picked out from first showing (8)
13 Escape in Jamaica, with church among the spectacles, brings back evening in Paris (4,4)
14 Austen character appears, finally – the second in Mansfield Park after a gong (4)
15 Region traditionally for trade, initially fashionable, declines (6)
17 Dull characteristic of worms? (6)
19 Amendment to Chaucer’s scrolls (10)

Cryptic down

1 She’s worshipped by the most-elevated of kings and lauded leader of the 15 (4)
2 Male Greek character goes to support City in Macedonia (8)
3 Where Esau’s people went, turning convention upside down (4)
4 In Genesis, the unidentified two flies? (4,4)
5 Insubstantial odour in the wake of First Lady’s intimate article (10)
6 Rites outcome of disorderly mass trance (10)
10 Chap in charge of forced labour a noble Spaniard gets one to bump (8)
12 Bishop on Brussels’ directions gets small number in to coach (8)
16 Nomination for the last in the series of My Three Sons? (4)
18 Rhine’s affluent time rugby enhanced (4)

Quick across

5 Town named in honour of Herod’s father where Paul, in danger, spent a night (10)
7 Refuse to talk; fall silent (4,2)
8 Descendant of Esau, a Horite chief (6)
9 Apostle to the Gentiles (4)
11 University charity events (3,5)
13 The ‘Euxine’ of classical times (5,3)
14 Knack: present (4)
15 Keels over (6)
17 Big step (6)
19 People of a town north of Jerusalem who tricked Joshua into a peace treaty (10)

Quick down
1 Smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of that element (4)
2 Friend of 9 who helped him plant the church in Colossae (8)
3 Horse-breeding farm (4)
4 Allen ——– (1926-97), leading poet of the ‘beat generation’ (8)
5 Alternative name for All Saints Day (3-7)
6 Anthology only found in Orthodox Bibles: a collection of Chinese poems (4,2,4)
10 Country in which 9 visited the city of Lystra (8)
12 Along with Lincoln’s Inn, Inner Temple and Middle Temple, it makes up the professional association of barristers in England and Wales (5,3)
16 Noah’s eldest son (4)
18 Religious ceremony (4)

Entries to Crossword 0572
The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row,
London EC1Y 8TQ or email
[email protected]
(Answers in by December 19)

Cryptic answers to No 0571: Across: 7 Bactrian camel, 8 Viking, 9 Raceme, 10 Assail, 11 Whimsy, 12 Bhutan, 15 Ancyra, 17 Smyrna, 18 Hecabe, 19 Adeste Fideles. Down: 1 Darius the Mede, 2 Attila, 3 Gilgal, 4 Andrew, 5 Tai chi, 6 Les Miserables, 13 Thrush, 14 Neater, 15 Achaia, 16 Cachet.

Quick answers to No 0571:
Across: 7 Excommunicate, 8 Bichri, 9 Rebuff, 10 Simnel, 11 Darfur, 12 Sinbad, 15 Sharpe, 17 Andros, 18 Lanark, 19 Psychosomatic. Down: 1 Exhibitionist, 2 Dothan, 3 Ammiel, 4 Inured, 5 Achbor, 6 Stiff upper lip, 13 Baruch, 14 Despot, 15 Salvos, 16 Aeneas.

Winners (0570 Cryptic): Mrs Sue Marsh, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Dr Gregory Porilo, London SW17.
Winners (0570 Quick): Mrs Catherine Pascall Moore, Solihull, West Midlands; Sr Brendan Murphy, Birmingham, West Midlands.