New Internationalist

Big Bad World

Issue 338

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The NI Crossword -- No 58 by Axe

Cryptic
Across
1 Mamet’s work is in danger of extinction (8,7)
9 Gabriel’s position in the Arctic… (9)
10 … his heading is hemmed in on both sides by a degree of molten rock (5)
11 A middle-English queen and ruler (5)
12 A comedian’s disastrous part in the Balkan drama (9)
13 A poor end Muslim world finds in Pakistan (9)
16 Hebridean place, one into breakfast food (4)
19 Pacific islands lost university student, returning to Siberian republic… (4)
20 … they need Georgia to liaise with a friend going back, making attempt at school... (9)
23 … to include Russia among those in favour of taking music to this desert island (5,4)
25 Wobbly-tiled sign in Spanish? (5)
27 One who attempts to reach ancient German town (5)
28 Where Douglas sits it’s bathed in a sea of humanity (4,2,3)
29 Marine in centrefold ran pervert centre in the Auvergne (8-7)

Down
 1 Hindu god’s incarnation as a sailor who abducted Virginia (6)
 2 Chelsea’s out, as various leave for a town in Spain (5)
 3 Is one in the mood to meet new line of Roman emperors in Asia Minor? (8)
 4 I hear you invested into part of amalgamated company but lost a Palestinian wood import, going by the book (5)
 5 Crimean battle the French reportedly desert from? (9)
 6 Originally much ado after loud union representation to get smoked fish (6)
 7 He’s from Buenos Aires, a royal squire at home, with Irish descent (9)
 8 It’s alright on a commercial vehicle to visit this draining part of Africa (8)
14 Size I’ve to make to model on old Russian machinery (9)
15 Nothing about AA protection for alliance being Turkish... (9)
17 … main part of the alliance representing the north? (8)
18 Hurry to dock sited in Devon (8)
21 The religious retreat from volcano’s outpouring, but it covers sheep (6)
22 Irish legislature’s modern base found under water at the beginning of November (6)
24 Islamic leader, one involved in adverse criticism (5)
26 Where the Athenians and the Macedonians met in unusual amiability (5)

 

Quick
Across

 1 Bison (8,7)
 9 Russian port on the White Sea (9)
10 Glassy volcanic rock (5)
11 Muslim prince (variant spelling) (5)
12 Independent republic, part of former Yugoslavia (9)
13 Capital of Pakistan (9)
16 Island featured in the ‘Skye Boat Song’ (4)
19 South Siberian republic, capital Kyzyl (4)
20 Ecuadorean islands famed for their environmental importance (9)
23 Outcrop of red sandstone in Australia’s N Territory (5,4)
25 Diacritical sign over ‘a’ or ‘o’ in Portuguese to denote nasality (5)
27 German town, the capital of the northern empire in Roman times (5)
28 British outpost, non-Irish or Scots, of the Gaels (4,2,3)
29 Capital of the Auvergne region of France (8-7)

Down
 1 Manifestation of a Hindu deity in a visible form (6)
 2 Alicante city where a mystery play is performed every
August (5)
 3 Referring to the dynasty of eastern Roman emperors (8)
 4 In the Bible, timber imported into Palestine, perhaps sandalwood (5)
 5 Battle of the Crimean War, 1854 (9)
 6 Smoked fish, usually pilchard (6)
 7 Male citizen of a S American republic (9)
 8 African river and swampland (8)
14 Make like the councils of old Russia (9)
15 Relating to Asia Minor (9)
17 Second largest body of water on Earth (8)
18 Devon hinterland (8)
21 Hindu holy man’s refuge (6)
22 Irish legislature’s Upper House (6)
24 Islamic leader (variant spelling), traditionally a successor of Muhammad (5)
26 Capital of Pthiotis department, central Greece, associated with Achilles (5)

NI x-word: solution to no.57

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Big Bad World by P J Polyp
Big Bad World by P J Polyp

 

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