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The NI Crossword

Issue 304

The NI Crossword
No 24 by Axe

Crossword no 24

CRYPTIC

Across
 5    Rustic Greek loses right to go to European settlement – originally in Canada’s Maritime Provinces (7,6)
 8    Graduate is about to go back for South American capital (6)
 9    Craft caught in Easterlies – French city initially state lost off Cornwall (8)
10    Some infighting’s back in Morocco (4)
11    Hail the opposite effect of 12... (6,4)
12    …the effect of warming in the main (3-3,7)
15    Used for the first time – it drenches altar, we hear! (10)
18    Thousand leave uncertain state to find old Chinese poet (2,2)
19    Chap puts in unknown retrospective offer for bill (8)
20    Sodium found in no amount of hydrocarbon... (6)
21    …state of chlorinator affected by encasing sodium (5,8)

Down
 1    James, the second fan to follow Israel in complex match (8)
 2    Turn over for a strong, hearty recipe (6)
 3    Woody or arable mixed... (8)
 4    …grains – the last point exhanged for another which is not so neutral! (2,4)
 5    Nazi – churchman and the one German around who follows Hitler (5,8)
 6    Statesman and admiral at the head of the French named randomly above (6,7)
 7    A group heading after battle to visit African leader (8,5)
13    Sounds like car warehouse is this way (8)
14    State of soil erosion is nil – improving, south excepted (8)
16    Indian city, reportedly, of the interior? (6)
17    Revolutionary worker hidden by fellow (6)

QUICK

Across
 5    European language and people expelled from Canada to settle in Louisiana (7,6)
 8    Colombian capital (6)
 9    Legendary possible birthplace/deathplace of Arthur (8)
10    Part of Morocco ceded by Spanish Sahara in 1969 (4)
11    Hail-stones (6,4)
12    Action at the poles or continental massifs which is an effect of global warming (3-3,7)
15    Baptized (10)
18    The most famous of ancient Chinese poets (701-762 AD) (2,2)
19    Jawbone or bill (8)
20    Hydrocarbon (C9H20) – ninth in the methane series (6)
21    One of the original 13 states of America (5,8)

Down
 1    Adherent of James II of England (8)
 2    Turkish variant of an Eastern rice dish (6)
 3    Tree-like or tree-dwelling (8)
 4    Ready to motor! (2,4)
 5    Nazi organizer of anti-Semitic activities (5,8)
 6    Joint-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 1993 (6,7)
 7    President of Malawi, 1966-94 (8,5)
13    European road system which celebrated the covering of 2,000 miles in 1966 (8)
14    21st state of the Union (1818) (8)
16    Indian city of over 1m, in Madhya Pradesh (6)
17    President of the Jacobin Club, overthrown by Robespierre in 1794 (6)

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