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The NI Crossword -- No 66 by Axe
Cryptic
Across
8 A UCLA cop is forced to resort south of the border (8)
9 Great falls in Brazil when slimy creature leaves N America to get copper (6)
10 Soviet power initially identified by American senior (4)
11 Pyrenean type, using whip, almost on his own reaches the Scotsman (10)
12 Rings to say hello in a note suggesting someone from the Mid-West (6)
13 Conflict witnessed here in 1939? (6)
15 EC pontificates about right food to eat (8,7)
18 Love to get into Shakespeare, acting Indian part from the past (6)
20 Cocktail given to abstainer, almost naked and taken aback in Nigerian city (6)
23 A letter from St Maarten, or another Caribbean island? (10)
24 He prophesied, coming out of Finnish part, one might reach the sea in Russia (4)
25 British architect is asked to town in Brittany (6)
26 Native Americans getting candy from the British to besiege Ticonderoga at first, ahead of Wolfe’s first unit (8)

Down
1 Copes here, in a part of space where one can exist? (9)
2 Nothing about the wine here in Iberia... (6)
3 ...and I’m unable to tuck into the beer in this place (8)
4 Directions to a French-CIA detachment lead to old Namibian country (9,6)
5 Did he strike to left and
right about Europe in the
beginning? (6)
6 I usually in S America follow Henry to university, and the African party goes to the Academy here in Peru (8)
7 A Church article pronounces Old Testament chap a troublemaker (5)
14 Town here has links with Scottish university (2,7)
16 Informed about hospital worker getting silk from China (8)
17 Removing nothing, new hooka pot is smoked by those who inhabit the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan (8)
19 Ukrainian port, according to the verse, makes a fool fall over (6)
21 State north or south, relative to 26, of course (6)
22 Entry to Britain needs to have the date on top (5)

Quick
Across

8 Mexico’s premier Pacific resort (8)
9 Brazilian river famous for its 275 waterfalls (6)
10 Soyuz Sovietskikh Sotsialichestkikh Respublik, as the West knew it (4)
11 Language and citizen of an autonomous region of NE Spain (10)
12 One from the Buck-eye state, the 17th of the Union (6)
13 Where the East European Mutual Assistance Treaty was signed in 1955 (6)
15 Winter vegetables (8,7)
18 Former Indian princedom (6)
20 Once the capital of Nigeria’s Northern Region, founded by the British in 1913 (6)
23 Island still under British administration, devastated by volcanic eruptions in 1997 (10)
24 —— Sea, between Severnaya Zemlya and Novaya Zemlya (4)
25 Capital of Brittany (6)
26 Members of a Native American tribe, the original ‘okla homa’ (red people) (8)

Down
1 Part of the universe which could support life (9)
2 Second city of Portugal (6)
3 Province of SE Spain and its seaport capital (8)
4 German protectorate from 1894-1919, eventually independent in 1990 (9,6)
5 A Schicklgruber, b Austria, 1889 (6)
6 Old Peruvian colonial city of the Andes (8)
7 ‘The troublemaker’: Biblical character so-called after found with loot from the sacking of Jericho (1 Chron & Josh) (5)
14 Home of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club (2,7)
16 Westernized name for Chinese city and its wild silk (8)
17 Variant spelling of Afghan tribe which straddles the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan (8)
19 Black Sea port, the scene of the revolt of sailors form the Battleship Potemkin in 1905 (6)
21 New York building built by WR Hearst and the site of John Lennon’s murder in 1980 (6)
22 The largest of Kent’s Cinque Ports (5)

NI x-word: solution to no.65

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

 

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