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Prize crossword 0590

Cryptic across
6 Steal, and the Old Testament requires death in the end: he was stoned (6)
8 Book about one son of Abraham, virtually the first among Hebrews (6)
9 In the KJV, various marine workers (6)
10 Keturah’s boy is CEO, one that’s secured fashionable American input (6)
11 Philistines’ champion banned refining of oil in their city (4)
13 Rebel I’ve converted? (8)
15 Average chaps, like one of the Seven Deacons (8)
17 Pay attention to clip from the editor’s run (4)
18 Dresses up for a sailors party before going to sea (6)
20 Medium sort of boat without a prow… (6)
22 …is mooring with Charon’s transportation (6)
23 Hezekiah’s official visitor to Solomon is carrying letter number fourteen (6)

Cryptic down
1 Hebrew prophet the Spanish dropped turned up to be Muslim pilgrim (4)
2 Joshua informally kept a record of Jacob’s family success story (6)
3 Solid wood: mahogany, primarily (4)
4 Illumination one finds in pacifist group’s fringe existence (6)
5 Need a rag to cut one of two from Matthew’s miraculous tale? (8)
7 Sihon, capital guy, quietly makes good Paris base (7)
12 Gives up after an embargo’s placed on Oxford men (8) 14 Instructions are not so much about Sabbath (7)
16 Bethany woman’s paraded in smart hat (6)
17 Bliss, man, being on road and toppling out of EU (6)
19 This god’s upset, hurt (4)
21 Mardi Gras follower, after reading the French part of the Bible (4)

Quick across
6 Capital of Kazakhstan (6)
8 Large American feline resembling a lion (6)
9 Werner ——, German film director known for Aguirre, Wrath of God (6)
10 Home to the Book of Armagh (6)
11 Smart, fashionable (4)
13 Rich city of W Asia, one of the seven churches in Revelation (8)
15 Husband of Judith (8)
17 Florence’s river (4)
18 Aide to Holofernes (6)
20 Irreverent family of HE Bates’ Darling Buds of May series of novels (6)
22 Frustrate, prevent (6)
23 Genesis landing spot? (6)

Quick down
1 Man or Dogs? (4)
2 Author of La Comédie Humaine, at the fore of realism in 19th century European literature (6)
3 Battery contents (4)
4 Capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra (6)
5 One from Cana or Capernaum, perhaps (8)
7 Prayer said three times a day in memory of the Annunciation (7)
12 Legendary Native American leader, hero of a narrative poem by Longfellow (8)
14 Tragic heroine of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (7)
16 David’s commander of forced labour after the putting down of Sheba’s revolt (6)
17 —– IV, the only English pope (Nicholas Breakspear) (6)
19 Third son of Adam and Eve (4)
21 Modern country based on ancient Mesopotamia (4)

Entries to Crossword 0590, The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ or email [email protected]
(Answers in by May 1)

Cryptic answers to No 0589
Across: 3 Bartholomew, 7 Abbeys, 8 Anubis, 9 Leeway, 10 Hebe, 11 Nile, 13 Cantor, 17 Rattle, 18 Bildad, 19 Song of Songs.
Down: 1 Greece, 2 Em rule, 3 Babylonians, 4 Hosea, 5 Leah, 6 Whitefriars, 12 Litany, 14 Ambos, 15 Talent, 16 Nebo.

Quick answers to No 0589
Across: 3 Macedonians, 7 Sufism, 8 Kenelm, 9 Teresa, 10 Tyre, 11 Oval, 13 Cyrene, 17 Niamey, 18 Hoisin, 19 Hagia Sophia.
Down: 1 Achior, 2 Maundy, 3 Mount Moriah, 4 Dumas, 5 Nike, 6 Salve Regina, 12 Armagh, 14 Yahoo, 15 Elisha, 16 Myna.

Winners (0588 Cryptic) Sue Marsh, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Mrs Roger Grafftey-Smith, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Winners (0588 Quick) Anselm Figeon, Wicklow Town, Ireland; Martin Jenkins, Dublin, Ireland.