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Prize crossword 0584

Cryptic across
6 Curing sort of a fish, girl and boy, for starters (5,7)
7 French festival that’s about names with extreme egos (6)
8 Americans are tracking raid to assassinate Persian leader (6)
9 Pilot smoked fish after sighting in the bow (7)
11 Bacteria discovered in joint at cricket club by India’s number one (5)
13 Ring road to go round New Zealand prior to landing in Italy (5)
14 Pork delicacy to get in the mess? (4,3)
16 Reined-in order for sea nymph (6)
17 Detailed check and sweep on polar region (6)
19 Big change this from a Zionist mail order! (12)

Cryptic down
1 Poles in action second half with side going ahead here in China (4)
2 Northern city after kicking out male leaders (7)
3 Kind of party British endorse only partially (3,2)
4 Trumpets bring tribes to surround river in Spain (8)
5 Girl’s anointing vial’s casing is lost during the celebration (12)
6 Nativity item, being honest, to drive one up the wall (12)
10 Eli’s son extracts shoddy (serge) from shearing sheep exotically (8)
12 Disciple of Elijah top-rated prophet accommodated (7)
15 Recognize and let in (5)
18 Murderer witnessed, oddly, in 4 (4)

Quick across
6 Syrian killed by Judas Maccabaeus at Gezer (12)
7 British prime minister, 1945-51 (6)
8 Daniel ——, Nicaraguan Sandinista leader (6)
9 General in the service of Antiochus Epiphanes (7)
11 One of a South Slavic ethnic group (5)
13/16 The Ocean State, capital Providence (5,6)
14 Having rough or shaggy hair (7)
16 See 13
17 One of the African Great Lakes, aka Mwitanzige (6)
19 Low-lying area to the east of Jerusalem (6,6)

Quick down
1 Island of the Inner Hebrides. north-west of Mull (4)
2 ‘—- — Way’, George Harrison song from Magical Mystery Tour, named after a road in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles (4,3)
3 Artefact and an object revered in ancient Hebrew culture, closely connected with priestly ritual (5)
4 Cape ——–, dangerous promontory in North Carolina, once a graveyard for shipping (8)
5 Rakish soldier character in Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd (8,4)
6 Seleucid king who besieged the town of Dora (9,3)
10 Metaphor for churchyard, burial ground, etc, from 1 Corinthians where Paul teaches the dead are bare seeds ‘sown’ by the Lord before resurrection (4,4)
12 Any of the family of large-winged homopteran insects, males of which make shrill chirping sounds (7)
15 Short film or sound sequence used in broadcasting to identify a channel or station (5)
18 —- Bartok (1881-1945), Hungarian composer (4)

Entries to Crossword 0584, The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ or email [email protected]
(Answers in by March 20)

Cryptic answers to No 0583
Across: 5 Colossians, 7 In re, 8 Kingsley, 9 Medial, 11 Attlee, 12 Own, 13 Obi-man, 14 Trento, 15 Ironclad, 17 Sere, 18 Pentateuch.
Down: 1 Elbe, 2 Ashkelon, 3 Zion, 4 Anisette, 5 Canterbury, 6 Sefer Torah, 10 Immanuel, 11 Antidote, 16 Leto, 17 Saul.

Quick answers to No 0583
Across: 5 Thomas Gray, 7 Peri, 8 Longboat, 9 Dothan, 11 Sirdar, 12 Eve, 13 Cyprus, 14 Austin, 15 Beaufort, 17 Cana, 18 Sexagesima.
Down: 1 Loki, 2 Ratlines, 3 Agen, 4 Hauberks, 5 The Holy See, 6 Casabianca, 10 Hercules, 11 Sea otter, 16 Oman, 17 Clio.

Winners (0582 Cryptic)
Liam Ó Briain, Prestwich, Greater Manchester; Dan Pratt, White Post, Virginia.
Winners (0582 Quick)
Tom Heenan, Omaha, Nebraska; Ms Carmel Carlin, Bangor, County Down