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The NI Crossword

Issue 307

The NI Crossword
No 27 by Axe

Crossword no 27

CRYPTIC

Across
1 Where to bear the mantle of genuine expectancy (4,2,4,4)
8 Shelters in 12 without a penny (4)
9 Earliest radical? (10)
11 It’s as extinct as 21, dear, if you listen to the blarney!(5,3)
12 Yorkshire influences reported? (5)
13 Romance composed here for Stradivari? (7)
14 Returning first-class to chase specimen from old Germany (6)
17 Gull gets away from old sly-boots (6)
18 Archipelago made up of sand and silt loses character in the end (7)
19 Third person to be seen before reaching French river (5)
21 Old survivor evolving from the 9-life scenario? (8)
23 Surveyors subvert Des’s egoist position (10)
24 Aerial anachronism’s acronym! (4)
25 Quakers who quantify the development of the movement? (14)


Down
1 2 reformer (religious), and of logic - Oxford English Dictionary (6,8)
2 1 is the 30th out of 42 CEOs (9)
3 We hear street-fighters are animals (8)
4 Amendment to Moh’s Law (4)
5 6,16 ranks 2 below king (6,6)
6,16 5 - one in 64 and 74 (5,8)
7 Northern state at first over-trims the conifers (7,7)
10 Hideous siren has firm grip over French seas, ensnaring the French and old timers (12)
15 Boycott, in numbers, the Indian city (9)
16 See 6
20 Abrade even through zero denudation phase (5)
22 2’s love-bird is promoted (4)

QUICK

Across
1 Geographical feature first identified by Bartholomew Diaz in 1488 (4,2,4,4)
8 Quarters to which the wind blows (4)
9 Prehistoric, basic (10)
11 European cousin of the moose, now extinct (5,3)
12 Largest city in Yorkshire (5)
13 Northern Italian market town where Stradivarius violins were made (7)
14 Southern Germanic state within the medieval Holy Roman Empire (6)
17 Beat through cunning (6)
18 Inches or keys (7)
19 French river whose upper valley is renowned for its skiing (7)
21 Generic term for extinct Mesozoic reptile (8)
23 They measure the shape and the size of the earth (10)
24 Abbreviated title of the intercontinental service operated by the state-owned airline in Britain until 1972 (4)
25 They plot the activity of earthquakes (14)


Down
1 30th 2 of the United States (6,8)
2 See 1 (9)
3 Mammals, reported by Hanno of Carthage as a tribe of hairy women! (8)
4 Units of electrical resistance (4)
5 Became 6,16 of Great Britain for the second time in 1974 (6,6)
6,16 See 5 (5,8)
7 Coniferous trees found in north-west America (7,7)
10 Time-keepers (12)
15 Capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, pop. 2.7m (9)
16 See 6
20 Corrade, wear away (5)
22 2 of the Yugoslav National Assembly, 1953-80 (4)

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