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Prize crossword 0579

Cryptic across
5 Darling Emmy’s made up for show (2,3,2,4)
8 One who runs place without a dining facility (6)
9 Jehallelel’s issue when a bank withdraws yen (6)
10 Boy, with time, gets into the Greek character and wine (7)
12 All together at United? (2,3)
14 Peaceful king tabloid raked over following journalist’s lead (5)
15 Israelite king’s army reaches Assyria’s westernmost border (7)
17 Mass’s capacity for written material that’s bound to be read? (6)
18 Embodiment of a tax break that’s crazy – loony KBE is exempted (6)
20 Divine influence inspiring some good act is a thing of real beauty (6,5)

Cryptic down
1 Bow resident’s new problem (4)
2 Close to Cana, doctor’s routine is one of Canaan earlier (7)
3 Old alphabet Saxon village used after defending faux pas initially (5)
4 Tree saga set in the Mediterranean of old (5,3)
6 King in Nineveh hears bad thing – that’s one on top of another (10)
7 Girl born following a contraction at nightfall they say is a heroine (6,4)
11 American ceiling outfit’s marginally unsuccessful here south of the border (8)
13 Precious thing a Tottenham star, being from Dan’s family (7)
16 Fly to an ancient city in the region east of Gilead (5)
19 Crusaders’ battle is, within limits, holy (4)

Quick across
5 Branch of Methodism founded by brothers John and Charles (11)
8 Synagogue singer (6)
9 Fictitious satire written by St Thomas More in 1516 (6)
10 Category of rock, solidified molten magma (7)
12 Sea nymph; femme fatale (5)
14 Colonel —–, a pompous die-hard character created by cartoonist David Low (5)
15 Gian Lorenzo ——-, baroque sculptor and architect known for his adornments to St Peter’s, Rome (7)
17 Time allowed for payment of foreign bills of exchange (6)
18 One of the tribe descended from the third son of Jacob and Leah (6)
20 Welsh former mining town: another name for the rowan tree (8,3)

Quick down
1 Coin opening: appointment opportunity (4)
2 King of Epirus who defeated the Romans in two battles in spite of staggering losses (319-272 BC) (7)
3 Scottish administrative region, head town Forfar (5)
4 Native of Tallinn (8)
6 Missionary, proselytizer (10)
7 The 300 ‘valiant’ men, the Israelites who defeated a much greater Midian army (10)
11 Capital of Alberta, Canada: North London suburb (8)
13 ——- Islands; the Lipari Islands’ former name (7)
16 Capital of Switzerland (5)
19 Mechanical device that rotates freely to show the direction of the wind (4)

Entries to Crossword 0579, The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ or email [email protected]
(Answers in by February 13)

Cryptic answers to No 0578
Across: 7 Sheep and Goats, 8 Undo, 9 Hanukkah, 10 Southey, 11 Offal, 13 Abner, 15 Bethany, 18 In Orders, 19 Dace, 20 Judas Barsabas.
Down: 1 Shinto, 2 Herod the Great, 3 Raphael, 4 Udine, 5 Book of the Dead, 6 Strata, 12 Measure, 14 Ben Hur, 16 Nectar, 17 Derby.

Quick answers to No 0578
Across: 7 Angelic Doctor, 8 Iona, 9 Silvanus, 10 Deborah, 11 Ladan, 13 Swipe, 15 Sanctus, 18 Gomorrah, 19 Ouse, 20 Ceremoniously.
Down: 1 Indore, 2 Metamorphoses, 3 Bilshan, 4 Idols, 5 Acta Sanctorum, 6 Yoruba, 12 Daphnis, 14 Wookey, 16 Ursula, 17 Argob.

Winners (0577 Cryptic)
Dr Gregory Porilo, London SW17; Mr PR Dunne, Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
Winners (0577 Quick)
Martin Jenkins, Dublin, Ireland; Mrs T Ray, Bristol.