New Internationalist

The NI Crossword

Issue 312

new internationalist
issue 312 - May 1999

The NI Crossword
No 32 by Axe

Crossword no 32

CRYPTIC

Across
5,7 They said thievin’ crook lived in pretty shady surroundings here! (8,6)
7 See 5
9 Run around in ring for 24 hour period (7)
10 Peak time ending, about to take coach (6)
11 Barker’s originally from south of the border (9)
13 Hard left from Rhine indirectly leads to Ireland (4)
14 Siamese head off, pale, for the country (6)
16 See 14d 18 English city after Shakespearean is late and left behind in charge (4)
19 Barnacle-encrusted ring found in Spain (9)
22 Little Richard reported to have met half Tatler‘s settlement decree (6)
23 Commonly used book of verse? (7)
25 US revolutionary, but in Nicaragua it’s pedestrian... (6)
26 ... while monks revolt within the French dissident settlement in Russia (8)

Down
1 African-speaking commercial set in fashionable surroundings (6)
2 I furl one untidily for the area around old Trieste (6)
3 Is his service provided by satellite? (4)
4 As cisalpine city falls short, South African backs Spanish region (8)
6 Hide, not very well, the record in the Greeks’ sanctuary (6)
7 English father begins to cover Australian port (9)
8 Buck eggs on the female! (3,4)
12 Asian capital for Ural fiasco in British-led Nato action (4,5)
14,16 Steamy passions have whirlwind consequences (8,6)
15 Aggravate broken tooth in Siberia (7)
17 French vines dug up?... (6)
20 ...12 bottles found in boyo’s pack – but half-back is the creator of the Irish play (6)
21 I’m sage but affected by this prejudice (6)
24 Christmas suffers reversal in Mexico (4)

QUICK

Across
5,7 Belt of woodland in the English Midlands (8,6)
7 See 5
9 Flower which opens during the day (7)
10 The world’s southernmost active volcano (6)
11 Mexican town giving name to a breed of animal (9)
13 Archaic name for Ireland (4)
14 Formosa until 1949 (6)
16 See 14d
18 England’s second Anglican archbishopric (4)
19 Chief city of Catalonia (9)
22 An imposed statement or settlement (6)
23 Roman Catholic Bible of St Jerome and others (7)
25 William ———, US adventurer, who became Nicaraguan President in 1856 (6)
26 Historically strategic city of western Russia, on the Dnieper River (8)

Down
1 African group of languages, the most important being Hausa (6)
2 Historic region of southern Europe, now shared between Slovenia and Italy (6)
3 Founder of the Unification Church (4)
4 Heavy industrial region of northern Spain (8)
6 Sanctuary of Apollo on Mt Parnassus (6)
7 Major port of Western Australia (9)
8 Small species of woodland animal, often the female red (3,4)
12 Mongolian capital (4,5)
14,16 Hurricanes, for example, when moderating (8,6)
15 Siberian city, a favourite amongst climatological statisticians for its temperature extremes (7)
17 wine growing region south of Bordeaux (6)
20 Irish nationalist playwright of the post-WW1 period (6)
21 possible prejudice when job-hunting (6)
24 Major city of Mexico and Nicaragua – city and former kingdom of Spain (4)

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