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Issue 293

The NI Crossword
No. 13 by Axe

Crossword no. 13

CRYPTIC

Across
 1    Perhaps Everglades woman’s grave is disturbed by politician (8,5)
10     Crazy about hairy-backed, headed and tailed animal skins (7)
11     Hair-do at beginning of the year – trim, member of Gandhi cast told (7)
12     Deserts old work units (4)
13     State police evolved from disbanded SS, it appears in the first place (5)
14     Is he communist-run? (4)
17     Eastern potentate making rain outside the Cascades in America (7)
18     Sight the shore of Denmark (7)
19     Alexandra in a star part (7)
22     Asian trade centre, Uzbek on the outside and hard Arab mix all about (7)
24     French river emanates from Matterhorn-Eiger source (4)
25     Friendly islands – New Guinea heads are embraced by Aotearoa’s leading three when looking back (5)
26    Citizen reports cup-match (4)
29     Lance – idiot – a long time back, met one (7)
30     A river landing in Ireland? (7)
31     Power for nothing when in third recycle program (5-8)

Down
 2    A month back I found insect upon the island (7)
 3    Spirit bottle? (4)
 4    Rome’s outport receives directions from Caucasian homeland (7)
 5    Biblical site where Oriental pushes roughly (7)
 6    Western Australia’s reverse and pull-out from European capital results in clashes (4)
 7    Island where state supports old Prime Minister (7)
 8    See 20
 9    The US, perhaps – at least in New York! (6,7)
15    Asian tiger trained originally with backing of South American capital (5)
16    Lizard allowed to turn up below church to return key (5)
20,8 Campaign orchestrated sentimentality on Aran (7,13)
21    Maize to shred – grind to fine particles (7)
22    Sugar pulp root contains air (7)
23    Sounds like a sea-song from Ghana (7)
27    A backcloth for gelatine (4)
28    Incline to hypocrisy? (4)

QUICK

Across
 1    Undergrowth of tropical coastlines (8,5)
10    Skins or furs of the coypu (7)
11    One of Gandhi’s caste of ‘untouchables’ (7)
12    Units of work (now superseded by joules) or sandy deserts of Arabia (4)
13    Common name given to the state police of former East Germany (5)
14    Canter or jog (4)
17    River which forms part of the US-Canada border (7)
18    Island of Denmark (7)
19    Empress (7)
22    City of Uzbekistan, formerly on the great trade route to the East (7)
24    River of Normandy, important in the taking of Sword Beach, 6 June 1944 (4)
25    Country of SW Pacific, also known as the Friendly Islands (5)
26    Siamese, of old (4)
29    Iron-pointed African spear (7)
30    The longest river in the British Isles (7)
31    The power of moving water (5-8)

Down
 2    Caribbean island, capital St John’s (7)
 3    Sand, stamina or courage (4)
 4    Caucasian region divided between Russia and Georgia (7)
 5    Ancient city of Asia Minor – the site of the Temple of Artemis (7)
 6    Conflicts on a major scale (4)
 7    The largest of the Balearic Islands (7)
 8    See 20
 9    International organization formed after proposals drawn up at Dumbarton Oaks (6,7)
15    Ethnic group situated in Southern India and Sri Lanka (5)
16    Bulbous headed lizard, thought, in some parts, to bring good luck (5)
20,8 International human-rights group, established in London in 1961 (7,13)
21    Reduce to the smallest portions (7)
22    The pulp of sugar cane, used to make paper (7)
23    Indigenous tribe of West Africa’s Gold Coast (7)
27    Gelatinous substance obtained from seaweed, and used in foodstuffs (4)
28    Slang, vernacular or humbug (4)

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