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Prize Crossword 0591

Cryptic across
6 How the angel appeared to end Maria’s torment? (2,1,5)
8 Staggering move to gain influence (4)
9 Close, and familiar with Khrushchev’s comeback, it gets the sack (4)
10 Rate one that’s downloaded and recruit (8)
11 In rash poet’s a sane aphorist? One or the other! (12)
14 Chose in atlas, at random, place that Paul visited (12)
19 Force gambling town involved in spectacles to make number for morning (8)
21 Quietly move to Warsaw, for instance (4)
23 Heard spirit, perhaps two, may do the trick? (4)
24 Draconian act that makes OT one book fewer, perhaps (8)

Cryptic down
1 Precursor of giants seen in introduction to amended Numbers and Kings (4)
2 God’s name to the Jews one Oxford type, Thai, half-supports (6)
3 One that hangs about name-dropping is a pompous so-and-so (6)
4 One pound South Africa raised in total for the Eritrean situation (6)
5 Warmonger rips heart out of 4 in chaos (4)
7 Use a squeegee after a little while, seeing dog in training (3,2)
11 Tree among scrub’s uppermost part’s not visible (3)
12 Deliver, after releasing the first hooter (3)
13 Pilot’s announcement, briefly, to a character in Greek (3)
15 Number in Tuscan city add to the colour (6)
16 Site of Reuben’s tribe is a circle next to a point between two rivers (5)
17 Baroque tenor wavered when holding an A (6)
18 Game that’s fast, with the devil, in the style of the French, taking the hindmost (6)
20 Norse spirit to row when there’s nothing ahead (4)
22 Easy after years being neglected for Ham’s lad (4)

Quick across
6 Nonconformist chapel named after a healing pool in Jerusalem (8)
8 Jason’s ship in the quest for the Golden Fleece (4)
9 Radar screen image: temporary problem (4)
10 The ‘Euxine’ of classical times (5,3)
11 New name given to Daniel in the Babylonian court (12)
14 Members of a tribe defeated at the Battle of Gibeah by overwhelming numbers (12)
19 Worn or shabby from overuse (3-5)
21 Invest (capital): make, as a putt (4)
23 Dan —-, British 1950s comic strip and radio serial hero (4)
24 Brief (news) report (8)

Quick down
1 Calves’ meat (4)
2 Indian city, victim to the world’s worst industrial disaster in 1984 (6)
3 In working order (6)
4 Head of the seventh of twenty-four priestly divisions created by David (6)
5 Look up and down (4)
7 Levite leader of David’s choir and probable composer of some of the Psalms (5)
11 Extra in cricket (3)
12 Narrow runner built for travel in snow (3)
13 Jesus’ transport to Jerusalem (3)
15 Resourceful and influential valet of Bertie Wooster (6)
16 Daughter of Saul, initially promised to David (5)
17 Knot; growth (6)
18 Mortarboard attachment (6)
20 Iridescent gemstone (4)
22 Galilean town, the home of Joseph and Mary; and of a miracle, according to Luke (4)

Entries to Crossword 0591, The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ or email [email protected] (Answers in by May 8)

Cryptic answers to No 0590
Across: 6 Naboth, 8 Isaiah, 9 Divers, 10 Midian, 11 Gath, 13 Believer, 15 Parmenas, 17 Heed, 18 Adorns, 20 Oracle, 22 Anchor, 23 Shebna.
Down: 1 Haji, 2 Joseph, 3 Firm, 4 Candle, 5 Gadarene, 7 Heshbon, 12 Abandons, 14 Lessons,
16 Martha, 17 Heaven, 19 Sore, 21 Lent.

Quick answers to No 0590
Across: 6 Astana, 8 Cougar, 9 Herzog, 10 Dublin, 11 Chic,
13 Laodicea, 15 Manasseh, 17 Arno, 18 Bagoas, 20 Larkin, 22 Thwart, 23 Ararat.
Down: 1 Isle, 2 Balzac, 3 Acid, 4 Mumbai, 5 Galilean, 7 Angelus,
12 Hiawatha, 14 Ophelia, 16 Adoram, 17 Adrian, 19 Seth, 21 Iraq.

Winners (0589 Cryptic) Margaret MacMillan, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae; Fr A Dearman, Prestwich, Greater Manchester.
Winners (0589 Quick) Margaret Moyes, Darlington; Basil PJ Longy, Bromley.