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Issue 301

The NI Crossword
No. 21 by Axe

Crossword no. 21

CRYPTIC

Across
 1,9 Beforehand, aim was unsure – now terrorist leaders... (6-7)
 4    …Tontons Macoutes, perhaps? (8)
 9    See 1 across.
11    Vegetation identification integral for 20... (7)
12    …integral in Mediterranean – fruit stone identified (7)
13    First woman to hold a key – she’s got out of there! (7)
14    Actuator of revolution – was Hitler one? (8)
15    He returned in a short jade wrap for the crusade (5)
17    11 – the sunshine say? (5)
19    Stern barrier to British Rail’s potential privatization in Wales? (8)
23    Able to structure French denial about Beirut (7)
24    Sounds like the fourth team are at Chester (7)
25    He’s seen in the galleries, painting in a 1960s fashion (7)
26    Interior in the style of the French, in quiet Algerian oasis (2,5)
27    Ancient Chinese-Siamese head-lopping trick (8)
28    Remove top from bunch to expose French fruit (6)

Down
 1    Mine gold on a reef in Australia (7)
 2    Mad Amin first – he believed in the presence of the soul (7)
 3    The final solution is made up of traditional detergent (6,9)
 5    Ruby is under 20 (11, looking back) and quite small to greet the king (6)
 6    Very loud jeers – no subtle doubting, at first, of this president (6,9)
 7    Goal about the last one to rebuild hut has a bearing (7)
 8    Submarine tobacco of the Sargasso type (7)
10    Position where alto is trying to reach Top F and another, lower, note (6)
16    See 22
17    Sausage over sesame-top was the bane of Xerxes (7)
18    Ex-drinkers’ club, with nearly treble internal membership, big in Canada (7)
20    Guatemalan volcano, as it pours into the Atlantic, loses convulsive tendency (7)
21    Hangers-on shelter at revolutionary’s place (7)
22,16 A daring Hindi plot picks out leader (6,6)

QUICK

Across
1,9 Popular ‘gang’ name applied to the Rote Armee Fraktion, active from 1968 (6-7)
 4    Citizens of the western part of Hispaniola (8)
 9    See 1 across
11    The 27th State of the Union – 1845 (7)
12    Green rock-forming mineral, known as peridot when a gemstone (7)
13    She is removed from a war-zone, for example (7)
14    Despot (8)
15    Holy war (5)
17    Affirm or expound (5)
19    Safety bar at the rear of a ship (8)
23    Mediterranean country which obtained its independence from France’s mandate in 1943 (7)
24    District of England and Wales, downriver from Chester (7)
25    Simone ______ , fourteenth-century Sienese artist (7)
26    Large Algerian oasis on the Niger-Mediterranean trans-Saharan route (2,5)
27    Former Chinese entrepôt (population eight million) at the mouth of the Yangtse (8)
28    The pineapple or pingouin (6)

Down
 1    Aboriginal term for a reef, or water above a reef (7)
 2    Adherent of Stahl’s theory of 1720 that the soul is the crux of life (7)
 3    Process of tribal extermination (6,9)
 5    Acknowledged as the first King of England, 871 AD (6)
 6    The third President of the United States – 1801-9 (6,9)
 7    Bearing on a compass reading clockwise from due north (7)
 8    Marine alga (7)
10    Relating to a young animal in the egg (6)
16    See 22
17    Battle won by Themistocles of Athens over the Persians in 480 BC (7)
18    Canadian prairie province, once the domain of the Blackfoot (7)
20    Volcano (3546m) and crater lake, south-east of Guatemala City (7)
21    Annelid worms cultivated for the anti-coagulant Hirudin (7)
22,16 Prime Minister of India after Shastri in 1966 (6,6)

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