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Prize crossword 0597

Cryptic across
5 Main tour planned is a beast in ancient Crete (8)
7 Kick from the spirit of the age I get, I sadly miss (4)
9 Transport range introduced, chap foretold (6)
10 Abandoned hysteria’s uncommon in African capital (6)
11 When is, after cancelling chap, the hour lady, shy, nervous, fixed to get feet washed? (4,8)
13 Not getting on, teases monk into making breakfast (4,8)
16 Hindu religious group have, in the Bordeaux area, following of French friends (6)
17 Italian resort team Alfie’s involved in (6)
18 When one’s deflated perhaps, get the port? (4)
19 Canadian coast seen from larboard after beating up (8)

Cryptic down

1 Take one of two OT books on road, one crossing through Transjordan (5,7)
2 Truss needed to place sphere in church where bell finally sits (6)
3 Beethoven’s trio is mischievous owing to dominant key’s introduction (8)
4 Madeira at last opens up zinc deposits beneath the Atlantic islands (6)
6 Pack animal in area on ship, below (3)
8 One under investigation in church over daft song being played (7,2,3)
12 In KJV, your kidnapped Egyptian girl is in Greece, up north (8)
14 Priest to Saul ultimately is a muse at work (6)
15 Book featuring one son of Abraham, almost the first Hebrew (6)
17 Priest’s robe must be a particular weight (3)

Quick across
5 One of the four books of Hindu chants, three of which involve sacrifices (4-4)
7 Centre-pin or spindle upon which a wheel revolves (4)
9 Ancient news (3-3)
10 Collection of Jewish traditions and explanations of Scripture, forming the text of the 17 Ac (6)
11 Paul, as he was known before his conversion (4,2,6)
13 King of Elam who formed an alliance with Amraphel, Arioch and Tidal (12)
16 Abbot of Bec, the founder of Scholasticism (6)
17 Rabbi’s text (6)
18 Smaller feature of an archipelago (4)
19 Son of Jacob and full brother of Dan (8)

Quick down
1 Officer of Nicanor burned by the Jews for desecration of the temple (12)
2 Nazi concentration camp in Bavaria (6)
3 Roman province on the Adriatic where Titus preached (8)
4 To those in NT Palestine and the provinces, word applied to the throne, not just its incumbent (6)
6 Tree-man in Tolkien’s Middle Earth (3)
8 In a relaxed, dreamy manner (12)
12 (Send back) in custody awaiting further evidence (2,6)
14 Dig further down (6)
15 KJV name for Malta (6)
17 End: gratuity (3)

Entries to Crossword 0597, The Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ or email [email protected]
(Answers in by June 19)

Cryptic answers to No 0596
Across: 3 Mount Gilboa, 7 Asia, 8 Old Glory, 9 Pleiad, 10 Ajax, 12 Otic, 14 Gabbai, 17 Smollett, 18 Busk, 19 Anna Pavlova.
Down: 1 Curate, 2 Abelia, 3 Mesopotamia, 4 Thomas, 5 Iddo, 6 Adriatic Sea, 11 Laptev, 13 Colony, 15 Byblos, 16 Keep.

Quick answers to No 0596
Across: 3 Revelations, 7 Avon, 8 Congreve, 9 Reveal, 10 Erne, 12 Doeg, 14 Adagio, 17 Addendum, 18 Nene, 19 Nicene Creed.
Down: 1 Ivanov, 2 Bourse, 3 River Jordan, 4 Lycian, 5 Tine, 6 Seven-horned, 11 Adamic, 13 Greece, 15 Gannet, 16 Eden.

Winners (0595 Cryptic) Mary Drake, Chorley, Lancashire; Sue Marsh, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Winners (0595 Quick) Fr Nicholas Paxton, Manchester; Anselm Figeon, Wicklow Town, Ireland