New Internationalist

The NI Crossword

Issue 319

new internationalist
issue 319 - December 1999

The NI Crossword
No. 39 by Axe

Crossword no. 39

CRYPTIC

Across
 1    Country route following no road (6)
 4    Battle pop singer has all around (8)
10    African river, island and a state (7)
11    Philosophical, Thomas is at home in the Roman water to the south (7)
12    Finish with massive love letter (5)
13    Columbus’ island corrupted, plagued with gold strewn about (9)
14    Director’s finally a celebrity of the first rank! (4,4)
16    Indians, one thousand per hour, get on board (5)
18    Siemens, fellow builder of the German war machine (5)
20    Use masking tape to dispose of gem, somehow, somewhere in Asia (8)
23    Always a popular piece. No, not poplar! (9)
24    The Spanish confiscate your vintage alcohol (5)
26    They worship saints, coming back at ten to start (7)
27    Fleers of crumbling regimes? (7)
28    Girl embraces Europeans and an African (8)
29    Infuriates French city (6)

Down
 1    Roman marbles are missing! (3,6,6)
 2    Afro guerrillas shelter villain (5)
 3    Front-led body’s atmospheric song service (3-4)
 5    Mountain where a river by the hall in Ireland rises? (6)
 6    These are birds to Americans and can be ringed (7)
 7    New England base for Central UK Tenant Organization (9)
 8    Theories supported by shrinks, they plan development of computer integration (7,8)
 9    Horde’s route to embarkation in 16? (7)
15    Feudal hierarchical progression practised in Belgium? (5,4)
17    Good people who take English in French town (7)
19    Kid Susan loses her head. She’s from old Dubrovnik (7)
21    Latin-type anger returns in some degree during Ulster upset (7)
22    Count South American money; at first don’t include Latin central part (6)
25    Heroin making one sound rough! (5)

QUICK

Across
 1    Northern European country, gaining independence in 1905 (6)
 4    Battle of Senlac Hill? (8)
10    Africa’s most populous state (7)
11    St Thomas _ _ _ _ _ _ _, Dominican philosopher, c1225-74 (7)
12    The end (5)
13    Name of Spanish and Mexican towns and of now-French Caribbean island (9)
14    Astronomical body important to early navigators (4,4)
16    Devotees who broke away from Hinduism by eschewing the Vedas in the 16th century (5)
18    Albert _ _ _ _ (1905-81), Hitler’s armaments minister (5)
20    Asian country created in 1947 (8)
23    Non-deciduous, perhaps (9)
24    Base of common alcohol (5)
26    Philosophers and followers of a magic-based religion established in the 7th century (7)
27    Originally, royalists who fled from revolutionary France (7)
28    North-east African (8)
29    Principal town of the Anjou (6)

Down
 1    Not in one’s right mind (3,6,6)
 2    Wastrel; miscreant (5,9)
 3    Atmospheric block with homogenous temperature and humidity (3-4)
 5    Turkish peak, on whose slopes traditionally Noah’s ark came to rest (6)
 6    South American birds with outrageous beaks (7)
 7    Island and sound off New England (9)
 8    Computer literates who are employed to improve working methods (7,8)
 9    Approach ramp to a ship (7)
15    Baronial position, for example, in a feudal system (5,4)
17    Roman city of the French Charente (7)
19    Inhabitant of Dubrovnik before 1918 (7)
21    Western Mediterranean region (7)
22    Official enumeration of inhabitants; its statistics (6)
25    Solid-hoofed ungulate (5)

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