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Prize crossword 0588

Cryptic across
5 Paul’s relative shredding of union cards (10)
7 Minerva’s equivalent article another included to make a point (6)
8 Mark is referenced in ensemble madrigals (6)
9 Nationalists, for instance, make such taxes (5)
10 Mirror’s covering religious study Juliet heads here in Oxford? (7)
12 Prominent Jew Paul converted is American – that’s refreshing (7)
14 Scream has individual ejected from monster movie (5)
17 Welcome back to Asia: travelling throughout, I see (6)
18 Hotel facing Scottish island where Abraham’s dad settled (6)
19 Old Canaanite’s doddering about in this pile (10)

Cryptic down
1 The coming season in church? (6)
2 Lead, for instance, ordinary pencil lead, is found around Sinai (5)
3 Old place in New Hampshire’s popular with the First Lady (7)
4 Greek character with business degree, one gained here in India (6)
5 Revelation identifies his sort in tantric form (10)
6 Obtain names he revealed in Olivet garden (10)
11 Ten in rugby, 50%, expose tops (3-4)
13 Throw US college dons into a crucible (6)
15 Girl’s glove, they say, picks out a religious recluse (6)
16 He managed in Herod’s place to get you and me into tea (5)

Quick across
5 Series of blessings given by Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount (10)
7 City on the Orontes River which had a peace treaty with both David and Solomon (6)
8 Witness (4,2)
9 Caribbean witchcraft (5)
10 Monotheistic religion emanating from the covenant of God with Abraham (7)
12 Companion of Paul whom he proposed to send to Titus (7)
14 Sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine (5)
17 Attitude (6)
18 Major early Hebrew prophet (6)
19 Raisin-filled pastry (6,4)

Quick down
1 Port where Paul and Luke changed ships (6)
2 Members of the sect that split from mainstream Hinduism in the 16th century (5)
3 Saint and Chief official of Malta, whose father was healed by Paul (7)
4 Greek City near Thessalonica where Paul was forced to leave after trouble with the Jews (6)
5 God to which the Israelites turned after the death of Gideon (4-6)
6 Render holy by means of religious rites (10)
11 Draft choice? (4,3)
13 Ethiopian convert of Philip in Acts (6)
15 Inhabitant of one of the Balearic islands (6)
16 Grandson of Ruth (5)

Entries to Crossword 0588, The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ or email [email protected]
(Answers in by April 17)

Cryptic answers to No 0587
Across: 1 Pisgah, 4 Castes, 8 Orris, 9 Abishai, 10 Bonanza, 11 Erech, 12 Magdalena, 17 Ethan, 19 Assyria, 21 Syrians, 22 Lapps, 23 Mid-off, 24 Asgard.
Down: 1 Phoebe, 2 Surinam, 3 Arson, 5 Abilene, 6 Tahoe, 7 Smithy, 9 Aramaeans, 13 Gandalf, 15 Jetsam, 16 Hafsid, 18/14 Herod Agrippa, 20 Silas.

Quick answers to No 0587
Across: 1 Loreto, 4 Achaia, 8 Lemur, 9 Leander, 10 Chekhov, 11 Dinar, 12 Galatians, 17 Pipit, 19 Cherith, 21 Damaris, 22 Aphek, 23 Swains, 24 Becket.
Down: 1 Lilacs, 2 Romberg, 3 Torah, 5 Claudia, 6 Auden, 7 Aurora, 9 Leviticus, 13 Lateran, 14 Shishak, 15 Spades, 16 Phuket, 18 Pemba, 20 Evade.

Winners (0586 Cryptic)
Mr JP Ray, Bristol, Somerset; Liam Ó Briain, Prestwich, Greater Manchester.
Winners (0586 Quick)
Valerie Scott, Newcastle upon Tyne; Peter Cates, Leicester.