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Prize crossword 0575

Cryptic across
5 Outrageous civil antics of a certain Protestant (11)
7 Two girls side by side on the piano (6)
8 Drag a negative Italian to the lake (6)
9 Old city, one a Hittite originally constructed in the OT character (5)
11 Armorican with a cap on’s not oriental (6)
13 Book about a Norseman with Latin (6)
14 Patriarch in one account Sally Army’s taken in (5)
16 After tear at last in the cloud, able to identify position (6)
17 Seaman perjures in retirement – let himself down (6)
19 Like Bob Marley, for instance, from afar, Sinatra fans (11)

Cryptic down
1 Defile the abode of one of the Campbells ? (4)
2 A hard thing to get voice heard when promoting prophet (5)
3 In loo, biro’s needed to work out John Wayne movie (3,4)
4 Horse among stayers, losing yards, almost falls (8)
5 Am chorister, sort of, in orchestra I’m restoring! (11)
6 Synod’s mission’s against summit (11)
10 It’ll prove it’s true or false putting ace detectives on trial (4,4)
12 Fields by cathedral Welsh girl used as base (7)
15 Abigail’s first to flip over Rebekah’s brother (5)
18 Pops over, making a quick trip (4)

Quick across
5 The ‘Citadel of Zion’ (4,2,5)
7 Composer of Ein Deutsches Requiem, various motets and other sacred works (6)
8 Gives a brief review (4,2)
9 Drink (usually ale) direct from the barrel or by hand pump (2,3)
11 More inexplicable (6)
13 Indian city, victim to the world’s worst industrial disaster in 1984 (6)
14 Paul’s host among the Thessalonians (5)
16 Washing (especially in an anatomical sense) (6)
17 John ——, polemicist, poet and statesman, creator of Paradise Lost (6)
19 Underhand, unscrupulous or dishonest behaviour or activity (11)

Quick down
1 The Beehive State, the 45th of the Union (4)
2 All That Jazz director, Bob: Roman way between Lincoln and Exeter (5)
3 Amazing adventure (from one by Ulysses) (7)
4 Gounod vocal piece based on the first prelude of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (3,5)
5 Recipients of two letters from Paul (11)
6 Book of the OT containing a second statement of Mosaic Law (11)
10 Father of the tax collector, Levi (8)
12 First-ever Marxist president to win a free election, overthrown and killed by Gen Pinochet (7)
15 Ending of a series or sequence; The End (5)
18 Onion relative; curious Welsh national emblem (4)

Entries to Crossword 0575, The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ or email [email protected] (Answers in by January 16)

Cryptic answers to No 0574
Across: 7 Corpus Christi, 8 Mars, 9 Elamites, 10 Scalpel, 12 Otter, 14 Hesse, 15 San Jose, 17 Scorpion, 18 Agra, 20 Antediluvians.
Down: 1 Coda, 2 Apostles’ Creed, 3 Ushered, 4 Shoat, 5 Kiriath-Jearim, 6 St Peters, 11 Crescens, 13 Gainful, 16 Sinis, 19 Rune.

Quick answers to No 0574
Across: 7 Allhallowmass, 8 Rhea, 9 Ungulate, 10 Angevin, 12 James, 14 Joppa, 15 Mahatma, 17 Gingrich, 18 Hull, 20 Khatchaturian.
Down: 1 Elah, 2 The Areopagite, 3 Claudia, 4 Corgi, 5 Amelia Earhart, 6 Isotherm, 11 Neoliths, 13 Japheth, 16 Sikhs, 19 Lear.

Winners (0573 Cryptic) Fr A Dearman, Prestwich, Greater Manchester; Mrs RT Grafftey-Smith, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Winners (0573 Quick) Anselm Figeon, Wicklow Town, Ireland; David & Theresa O’Neill, Newcastle upon Tyne.