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1 The ‘Veg­etable Greens’ on the Seder Plate (He­brew) (6)

4 Sweet paste of ap­ples, nuts and wine on the Seder Plate (He­brew) (8)

9 Ker­nel of cryp­tic clue en­tered in tabloid, sent back (7)

11 Real changes in public trans­port for for­mer Soviet repub­lic (7)

12 Rais­ing fa­mous public school’s record (4)

13 The pri­mary Bit­ter Herbs on the Seder Plate (He­brew) (5)

14 Act­ing academy re­turn­ing from a month in 17 Across (4)

17 Mid­dle East’s only demo­cratic na­tion we sup­port (5,2,6)

19 Es­sen­tial com­men­tary on the To­rah as ex­pounded by the rab­bis of Tal­mu­dic times (He­brew) (7,6)

22 Sec­ond char­ac­ter men­tioned in Ezra 7:4 (4)

23 Wit­nesses at an ha­lachic wed­ding (He­brew) (5)

24 Women’s In­ter­na­tional Zion­ist Or­gan­i­sa­tion (acro­nym) (4)

27 Sur­pris­ingly le­nient Vic­to­rian artist - he drew Alice’s ad­ven­tures in Won­der­land (7)

28 Aaron’s son (Ex. 6:25) (7)

29 Sec­ondary form of Bit­ter Herbs on the Seder Plate (He­brew) (8)

30 Aha­suerus’s queen - comes the rev­o­lu­tion, she’s in it! (6)

DOWN

1 Benev­o­lence shown by head after class (8)

2 Rit­ual of ‘Wash­ing The Hands’ the sec­ond time at The Seder (He­brew) (7) 3 Early vic­tim in bi­b­li­cal tower, be­headed (Gen. 4:2) (4)

5 There’s no real al­ter­na­tive to this se­lec­tion (7,6)

6 Prin­ci­ple of gov­ern­ment - draw the line (4)

7 Pas­try dessert eaten by most rude lawyers (7)

8 This trou­bled rabbi com­pletely los­ing heart for a month in Is­rael (6)

10 Yam Kin­neret (English name) (3,2,8) 15 Grand­fa­ther (Yid­dish) (5)

16 Wicked Agagite - highly strung from The Book of 30 Across (5)

18 Scrounger (Yid­dish) (8)

19 Rarely seen tra­di­tional Ashke­nazi wed­ding dance hon­our­ing the par­ents (Yid­dish) (7)

20 The hard-boiled egg on the Seder Plate (He­brew) (7)

21 Rugby club, say, is charm­ingly bu­colic (6)

25 Duck, the first ever on African river (4)

26 In Paris I was gut­ted to find most JC read­ers (4) HOW TO PLAY: Use the let­ter tiles from the game of Scrab­ble to spell out the an­swers to the clues be­low. Do not use the two blank tiles. Place the tiles on the Scrab­ble board ac­cord­ing to the grid ref­er­ences given with the clues. If you suc­cess­fully com­plete the puz­zle, you will have used all 98 tiles.

ACROSS

1D Was he the fifth child. (7)

2B Have a zeal for leg of an­te­lope. (7) 2F A bad spell of EXH. (3)

2I Vera and friend sat on the ter­race. (7) 2L Game for any­one. (6)

2N Sheri­dan’s op­po­si­tion. (6)

4G Spot a bard wear­ing a tank top. (6) 7K Zu­lus lead with impi­ety. (4)

8C Hanker after this chicken por­tion. (8)

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