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Prize crossword 0592

Cryptic across
7 Close to death, drugs Tom’s taken with a Greek spirit (6)
8 Heading east, team from Brussels is first to discover old Roman sea area (6)
9 Getting eBay to deliver some bits, Asa fortified this place (4)
10 Skip this festival? (8)
11 Hindu bigwig’s at home later; he’s composed, almost (7)
13 Hit back in the day, Montana; regular incursions needed to split British agents (5)
15 Like mornings when writing to strict Christians (5)
16 Number artillery decapitated in building for women here (7)
18 Old people talk of love rituals (8)
19 Sect member’s the head of Christian organization’s political team (4)
21 Arab revolutionary writer to the west is a mountain-dweller (6)
22 Finally flogs computer data back to trolls, sort of (6)

Cryptic down
1 Old Iranian takes a bearing under the sea (4)
2 Shambolic train in the wake of the Phillips girl, consequently becomes an adherent of a prophet, maybe a 1 (13)
3 Frenchman’s stress as gets evicted from place in Tennessee (7)
4 One integral member of a church’s chapter? (5)
5 Kick out divorcee after bringing a pet into kibbutz (13)
6 Forebear tea, scorn such rubbish (8)
12 Bear in mind the matter with the MP (8)
14 Enemy of the Holy Roman Emperor’s German unit it put in the shade (7)
17 Despot left to escape from disgrace (5)
20 Gasp, exposing exposing slate by the ton (4)

Quick across
7 Battle of the Second Punic War (216 BC), scene of Hannibal’s greatest victory (6)
8 Cow that has not borne a calf, or has borne just one (6)
9 Shrinking Asian sea (4)
10 Greek name for Satan in Revelation (8)
11 Capital of Madeira (7)
13 City of Shinar conquered by Nimrod (5)
15 Die down (5)
16 One of the seven nobles (princes) of Persia and Medea in Esther (7)
18 First king of the northern kingdom of Israel (8)
19 City of Judah fortified by
Rehoboam (4)
21 Last month (6)
22 Navigator’s aid (6)

Quick down
1 Catherine —-, last wife of Henry VIII (4)
2 Caroline Divine or Tractarian, for example (5-8)
3 Leader of the 23rd course of priests in David’s time (7)
4 Herbaceous plant of many small vibrantly-coloured flowers (5)
5 Charlemagne’s capital, the French name for Aachen (3-2-8)
6 Empty tomb or monument honouring people whose remains are elsewhere (8)
12 Aegis; auspices (8)
14 Descendant of Esau whose people settled in the Negev (7)
17 Biblical city destroyed by fire and brimstone (5)
20 Fitting solution for the final clue? (4)

Entries to Crossword 0592,
The Catholic Herald,
Herald House,
Lamb’s Passage,
Bunhill Row,
London EC1Y 8TQ

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(Answers in by May 15)

Cryptic answers to No 0591
Across: 6 In a dream, 8 Sway, 9 Akin, 10 Appraise, 11 Aristophanes, 14 Thessalonica, 19 Forenoon, 21 Pact, 23 Jinn, 24 Ruthless.
Down: 1 Anak, 2 Adonai, 3 Pedant, 4 Asmara, 5 Mars, 7 Mop up, 11 Ash, 12 Owl, 13 Eta, 15 Sienna, 16 Aroer, 17 Ornate, 18 Impala, 20 Odin, 22 Cush.

Quick answers to No 0591
Across: 6 Bethesda, 8 Argo, 9 Blip, 10 Black Sea, 11 Belteshazzar, 14 Benjaminites, 19 Dog-eared, 21 Sink, 23 Dare, 24 Bulletin.
Down: 1 Veal, 2 Bhopal, 3 Usable, 4 Hakkoz, 5 Ogle, 7 Asaph, 11 Bye, 12 Ski, 13 Ass, 15 Jeeves, 16 Merab, 17 Nodule, 18 Tassel, 20 Opal, 22 Nain.

Winners (0590 Cryptic)
Sue Marsh, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Marie Drake, Chorley, Lancashire.
Winners (0590 Quick)
TJ Monaghan, Johnstone, Renfrewshire; John and Ann McDonald, Edinburgh