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Issue 296

The NI Crossword
No. 16 by Axe

Crossword no. 16

CRYPTIC

Across
 1    A queen seen in support for god (6)
 4    Mob lost – ring around the island links (8)
 9    Our mini crashes in old equatorial parts (3,4)
11    Board has no right to bank in Dundee region (7)
12    Back eastern family to win against this goddess? (4)
13    Italian town where colour has been drained by an infinite amount (5)
14    The first and last have nothing against 31... (4)
17    ... note a ship with oars scattered about there... (8)
18    ... from which diverse characters make Indian pieces (5)
20    Legal capital in Bolivia is spent in Ecuador (5)
22    Flower embraces love, but has no status as things stand in Latin American tribes (8)
26    Zizania is the wild one (4)
27    6 on which to float yacht-beginner? (5)
28    Aviator loses latent heat at Albanian trouble-spot (4)
30    Ontario’s dynasty based near London! (7)
32    Ancient peoples leaving as modern ones arrive? (7)
33    Guide to the slow movement (movie theme feature like 3, 23 or 24) (3,5)
34    Cook’s tour took in Australian 6 (6)

Down
 1    Banters about 31 (7)
 2    6 where French drink following Artium Baccalaureus and Nelson’s first... (7)
 3    ...degree – University has one feature like 33, 23 and 24 in the Pacific (4)
 5    Saint, involved in love nest tangle, is in Belgium (6)
 6    Stall the opening? (3)
 7    It’s in Germany where member gets one fastener caught up inside (7)
 8    Where 6s may be found are definitely continental! (7)
10    Coolest has no right but steals 26 to mix with first (6)
15    Politician and dramatist discovered in keep above lake (5)
16    National rebel army revise intelligence test (5)
19    Barters coming to blows? (6)
20    As war breaks out a thousand land in Borneo (7)
21    Turn up with misplaced desire to reveal person of capital (7)
23    Oak wain destroyed – a Japanese feature like 3, 33 or 24... (7)
24    ... but created southern surety for new feature in 1963 (7)
25    Tribe are discovered in working boat... (6)
29    ... and a Navy officer first found the river (4)
31    Abundance of drink (3)

QUICK

Across
 1    The first god of the Hindu triad (6)
 4    Sand or gravel spits which link islands to the mainland (8)
 9    Former Spanish Guinea – now part of Equatorial Guinea (3,4)
11    Natural region of Scotland and an administrative county until 1996 (7)
12    Greek goddess of victory (4)
13    Tuscan city, home to the Palio every July and August (5)
14    31 – the northern extension of the Black Sea (4)
17    31 – the breeding place of eels (8)
18    Pieces of music composed in a traditional Hindu mode (5)
20    City of Bolivia - the seat of the judiciary (5)
22    Confederacy of American native tribes (c. 1570, involving Hiawatha) (8)
26    Grass – Oryza sativa – cultivated for food (4)
27    6 – Canadian inlet famous for its 21m tides (5)
28    Albanian town – scene of social unrest early in 1997 (4)
30    Castle and town where Henry VIII of England is buried (7)
32    Nationals who are bordered to the north by Turkey and the east by Iraq (7)
33    Resort island off Florida (3,5)
34    6 on the Tasman Sea (6)

Down
 1    31 – separates the Arctic and Pacific Oceans (7)
 2    6 – the site of Nelson’s victory in the Battle of the Nile, 1798 (7)
 3    Resort island in the state of Hawaii (4)
 5    Belgium’s premier ferry port (6)
 6    Horse or bark (3)
 7    Cultural city of the former East Germany (7)
 8    Ledges (7)
10   The most frozen, perhaps (6)
15   President of the Czech Republic since 1993 (5)
16   National of a country named after its Arab dialect (5)
19   Winds which track towards the Equator and are deflected westward (6)
20   Former British colony which became part of Malaysia in 1963 (7)
21   Form of rhyming slang (7)
23   The greatest land battle in the Pacific War, 1945 (7)
24   Icelandic Island created through volcanic activity in 1963 (7)
25   Legendary blue-veiled warrior of Timbuktu (Beau Geste) (6)
29   Italian river of the Ponte Vecchio (4)
31   Main (3)

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