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Prize crossword 0586

Cryptic across
6 Mongolian leader is ‘bully, brute, animal’ (11)
8 Queen’s opting out – in Oxford, principal goes to ring fellow dinosaur (8)
9 Nice friends for the author (4)
10 Extremely bitter exchange, with letters at first, to Belgian who wrote in French (4)
12 Biblical nomad needs a little while to crash a religious service (7)
13 Two girls meet a novel and musical character… (7)
15 …Eve, in date by the river (4)
16 Insect bite setback (4)
17 Essential end-section of Bible is modish in the UK (8)
19 Norm, any ring’s unseemly, choosing celibacy (3-8)

Cryptic down
1 Up the stakes, this one can go off at any time (4)
2 Dutch river dams tell only part of it (6)
3 Lent on the first Sunday aged marquis a potty (12)
4 Date one makes with an Arab is a Hindu thing (6)
5 Tastelessly dressing up some Buddhism after Indian extremist plots (8)
7 Hood’s green girl possesses: ironed top third when getting close to Norfolk (12)
11 Doc surprisingly quit – contravened Code One to disappear, only to turn up again after a long time (8)
14 Mass procession maybe intoxicated a US city, not being formal (6)
15 Test venue after unexpected rain interruption to draw and win (6)
18 Indian tribe a plague overcomes (4)

Quick across
6 King Arthur’s closest knight, father of Galahad (3,8)
8 City of alpine France, capital of the Isère department (8)
9 Genus of the Aquifoliaceae family of bushes and shrubs, including holly (4)
10 Primitive Christian pulpit (4)
12 Disorderly; uproarious (7)
13 Deep-seated; extreme (7)
15 Any of a group of Celtic languages in Ireland and Scotland (4)
16 Egyptian goddess of fertility (4)
17 Fourth son of David (8)
19 Office of any of Jesus’ chosen twelve (11)

Quick down
1 Old Church Slavonic title for 14th Century Serbian rulers looking to equate their positions with the Holy Roman Emperors (4)
2 Unbroken or imperfectly-broken mustang (6)
3 Mediterranean N African shoreline famous for its Moorish pirates (7,5)
4 Last month (6)
5 Those who believe no deities exist (8)
7 King of Elam who took Lot and was then defeated by Abram (6-6)
11 Town fortified by Rehoboam for which Micah prophesied disaster (8)
14 Cruel autocrat; tyrant (6)
15 Hebrew prophet, successor to Elijah (6)
18 Large mountain system in south-central Europe (4)

Entries to Crossword 0586, The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ or email [email protected]
(Answers in by April 3)

Cryptic answers to No 0585
Across: 5 Ghana, 6 Bered, 8 Darius the Mede, 9 Ephesus, 10 Druid, 12 Dante, 14 Lepanto, 17 Pontius Pilate, 18 Agora, 19 Rufus.
Down: 1 Manifestation, 2 Cassius, 3 Abihu, 4 Premortal Life, 5 Grasp, 7 Dodai, 11 Vespers, 13 Aloha, 15 Titus, 16 Judah.

Quick answers to No 0585
Across: 5 Prior, 6 Ichor, 8 High Churchman, 9 Memphis, 10 Plato, 12 Mamre, 14 Crispus, 17 Genuflections, 18 Trier, 19 Loire.
Down: 1 Bishop Proudie, 2 Brahmin, 3 Zimri, 4 The Holy Spirit, 5 Pride, 7 Roast, 11 Dracula, 13 Agent, 15 Ulnae, 16 Glory.

Winners (0584 Cryptic) Sue Marsh, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Donald MacMillan, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.
Winners (0584 Quick) Susan Kelly, Harrow, Middlesex; Doreen Bishop, Leicester.