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Issue 303

The NI Crossword
No. 23 by Axe

Crossword no. 23

CRYPTIC

Across
 1    Charitable brothers who are denied access to 10 (7,2,5)
 8    Erik heard music to die for (4)
 9    Dock and rout sailor leaders (10)
11    Member of 10 to contest, we hear, first seat with another (8)
12    Revolutionary, also known as secret, police (5)
13    Starburst, America – place Paul called home (6)
14    Instinctive creature? (6)
18    Gold, for example, nearly all worked out by California neighbour (6)
19    Beef course needing strong Common Market directive – ingredients deleted in exchange of stock (6)
21    A kilt curiously found at Mayan site (5)
23    Attic for one article after screwing up 6 (8)
25    Trio deafen congregation – some combo! (10)
26    Excuse one deserting to French town (4)
27    Pow-wows not an exclamation to shorten the term for detainees (9,2,3)

Down
 1    Balkan trouble spot – Greek island ring to join the other side shortly (6)
 2    Not willing to exit right from the highway between 18 and California? (9)
 3    African girl embraces Scandinavians (8)
 4    Powerful Basque and 23 delicacy (4)
 5    Bogey vehicle may be 3, but denied access to 10... (7,5)
 6    ...but the order ‘neath earl maybe! (5)
 7    Back the Spanish affirmation that post goes to one Muslim (7)
10    Uncommon lodgings? (5,2,5)
15    Exodus reveals composite code (6,3)
16    Papa makes point very loudly (7)
17    Aorta bit out in 14 hell (8)
20    Sounds like sleepy head turned around and discovered older outcrop (6)
22    Capital letters in Senegal spell puppet in Hungary (5)
24    Take note back to school (4)

QUICK

Across
 1    Crusades hospitallers of Jerusalem from 1530 to 1798 (7,2,5)
 8    Ritual immolation by burning (4)
 9    Airings of media leader’s personal opinions (10)
11    Order of nobility next below an earl (8)
12    Bolshevik secret police, 1917-22 (5)
13    Original home of Paul the Apostle, in modern-day Turkey (6)
14    Organism having life, sensation and voluntary motion (6)
18    33rd state of the American union, 1859 (6)
19    The Paris Stock Exchange – or any business exchange in Europe (6)
21    Mayan city of Guatemala which flourished between 300 and 800 AD (5)
23    Relating to Attic Greek (8)
25    The act of uniting in a league – often of peoples or nations (10)
26    French birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec, on the River Tarn (4)
27    Subject of the Geneva Conventions of 1906, 1929 and 1949 (9,2,3)

Down
 1    Region of former Yugoslavia with a majority Albanian population (6)
 2    Dying without leaving a will (9)
 3    Citizen of the country with the largest area in Africa (8)
 4    Greek cheese (4)
 5    The picture which gave Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar in 1951 (7,5)
 6    Noble – often the chief of a Scottish clan (5)
 7    Sub-group of Shi’ism with the Aga Khan as its head (7)
10    Britain’s Upper House (5,2,5)
15    The Ten Commandments, for example (6,3)
16    The Vicar of Rome (7)
17    Place of slaughter (8)
20    In geology, an outcrop (through erosion) of older rocks amongst newer (6)
22    First Secretary of Hungary following the 1956 uprising (5)
24    English school, established in 1440 (4)

Last month's solution
Solution to no.22
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