New Internationalist

The NI Prize Crossword

Issue 373

Win a copy of the latest World Guide reference book… All correct solutions received by the 27th of the cover month will be put into a draw – though only the winner will be notified. Post your entry to NI Crossword, 55 Rectory Road, Oxford, OX4 1BW, England; fax it to +44 1865 793152; or email a scan to mailto:nicrossword@newint.org?Subject=NI%20xwordWinner for 90: Gail Parry, Shrewsbury, England.

92 by Axe

Cryptic

Across

Down 1 Maori name for New Zealand (8) 2 Italian island off the Tuscan shore (4) 3 Capital of Mizoram State, India (6) 4 World headquarters of Michelin, in the French Auvergne (8-7) 5 Bangladeshi port noted for its high annual rainfall (10) 6 Capital of Australia’s Northern Territory (6) 9 Burmese name for Rangoon (6) 13 Bihar State’s major industrial city? (10) 16 ?Bihar State’s former summer capital and tourist resort (6) 17 NE Italian province, whose name makes up a province with Alto Adige (8) 19 Peninsula of SW Asia (6) 21 Medieval city, west of Turin (6) 24 Fifth city of France, the birthplace of Garibaldi (4)

7 Local, live, combustible Leicestershire site (9)

8 Iranian position to bomb state during first and last ‘War of the Cities’ (5)

10 The state where a boy and girl get hitched! (6)

11 The way to get to an urban area in the British Virgin Islands? (4,4)

12 Mystery tour girl accepted in Pizarro’s Peruvian city (8)

14 On the Kabul road to 22 where African nation is detailed, one Zionist leader gets captured (6)

15 English prime minister needing, for instance, Yorkshire and Lancashire’s backing and a town in 1 (10,5)

18 A church in France and a first ‘chapelle’ in German city (6)

20 Is Regina’s neighbour in Saskatchewan an obscure tea magnate? (4,4)

22 How Germans see Canada – without a hard ‘D’. Out of place here, south of 14 (8)

23 Sound character, name enclosed, to land around Venice (6)

25 Native American debt’s an influence in smallpox evacuation (5)

26 They’re Episcopalian in Lansing, surprisingly, and around California (9)

Down

1 Going back and forth on account, having break in New Zealand (8)

2 Mediterranean destination for Napoleon found in travel bag (4)

3 One way of stating Mizoram’s capital is, old Pakistani leader raised, ‘a tool that’s boring’ (6)

4 Doctor Florence art ‘Mr Fix-it’ brings to French city (8-7)

5 Note leading Tuscan has a brass plate for making port in Bangladesh (10)

6 Place in Australia – his selection, naturally! (6)

9 National Guard breaks up Chinese minority group to the north, approaching Burmese capital (6)

13 Conserve storage space, almost perfect for Indian industrial centre near 16? (10)

16 ?farming new ground, initially set out for a resort in Bihar State (6)

17 In Italian city walls, or all around it, in region bordering on 23? (8)

19 Returning a first-class degree to join the Royal Artillery in a part of SW Asia (6)

21 Famous gardens moving entrance to river frontage west of Turin (6)

24 Particular place on the Riviera (4)

Quick

 Across

7 Epithetic English Midlands industrial town (9)

8 Capital of Iranian province of Khuzestan, badly damaged in the Iran-Iraq War (5)

10 36th State of the Union: the Sagebrush State (6)

11 Capital of the British Virgin Islands (4,4)

12 One of several Latin American cities: the largest in NW Peru (8)

14 Market town, south of Kabul, noted for its sheepskin Afghan coats (6)

15 Major rail centre of N Island, New Zealand (10,5)

18 Charlemagne’s Aix-la-Chapelle (6)

20 Type of tea flavoured by bergamot: Town of Saskatchewan, Canada (4,4)

22 Pashtun centre, biggest city in S Afghanistan (8)

23 Region of NE Italy, bordering on Emilia-Romagna (6)

25 Native American of the prairies (5)

26 Christians associated with the see of Canterbury (9)

Down

1 Maori name for New Zealand (8)

2 Italian island off the Tuscan shore (4)

3 Capital of Mizoram State, India (6)

4 World headquarters of Michelin, in the French Auvergne (8-7)

5 Bangladeshi port noted for its high annual rainfall (10)

6 Capital of Australia’s Northern Territory (6)

9 Burmese name for Rangoon (6)

13 Bihar State’s major industrial city? (10)

16 ?Bihar State’s former summer capital and tourist resort (6)

17 NE Italian province, whose name makes up a province with Alto Adige (8)

19 Peninsula of SW Asia (6)

21 Medieval city, west of Turin (6)

24 Fifth city of France, the birthplace of Garibaldi (4)

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