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The NI Prize Crossword
The NI Crossword is now a prize crossword. We will send a copy of the latest World Guide to the winning reader each month. All correct solutions received by the 20th of the cover month will be put into a draw - though only the winner of the month will be notified. Post your photocopied or scanned entry to NI Crossword, 55 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, England, or fax it to +44 1865 793152.

The NI Crossword -- No 75 by Axe

Cryptic
Across
1 Creed that gives direction to Riviera fleshpot (6)
4 Sobs pour out where continents are divided (8)
10 Scot follows one in headgear associated with Hispaniola, in part (7)
11 Kennedy brought back French royal to get Ford model from here? (7)
12 Gold out of Michigan establishes Hawaiian resort island (4)
13 Red seaweed Cher applied to Reagan’s unfortunate frame (10)
15 Gang from Uganda in alcoholic haze deserted eerie col (6)
16 Bird of prey heard here in Siberian mining country (7)
20 Vehicle little girl finds very loud when in Welsh town (7)
21 Piles of stones used for building site on the Queensland coast (6)
24 East African chasm – one to where 3 returned (10)
26 Chinese city’s team auction Poles (4)
28 All abandoned blissful place, falling into religious ancient Persian… (7)
29 …wish Ali properly used the language (7)
30 Poles capture digger before snow transport detail reaches Russian city… (8)
31 …river – a new element involved old Polish capital (6)

Down
 1 Oriental female turns to part of the Bible, but loses heart reading another part (8)
 2 Uh-huh, a CIA awkward situation south of the border (9)
 3 Labrador’s place where river runs out of Highland town (4)
 5 Doctor, belonging to us, about to discover chap somewhere up the Nile (8)
 6 3 returned after Irishman earlier to the Argentine (10)
 7 River to develop in France? (5)
 8 It’s the devil to get going, initially, having only a little money in Thailand (6)
 9 Eastern Christian maybe accepted in assembly (5)
14 Dell’s decay through development around Glasgow (10)
17 Old Soviet gets bad weather visiting Britain – popular around the beginning of August (9)
18 Ditch note, rotters accepting old currency (8)
19 A star study one wrapped up getting S American capital… (8)
22 …6 may live off it, it’s plain (6)
23 Persian, not 28 – nowhere near – is not written down (5)
25 Swift brute’s yell of defiance as Indian camel leaves the Northern Territory (5)
27 Month cycle’s obvious here in Ireland (4)

Quick
Across

1 Describing the site where in 325AD the first ecumenical council took place (6)
 4 Turkish strait (8)
10 One nationality on the island of Hispaniola (7)
11 Motown (7)
12 Island, one of four Hawaiian counties (4)
13 Red seaweed also called Irish moss (10)
15 Gang or Shuli linguistic group of N Uganda/S Sudan (6)
16 Siberian silver-mining city (7)
20 British host city for the annual ‘Singer of the World’
competition (7)
21 Queensland resort city facing the Great Barrier Reef (6)
24 One in the past from Ethiopia (10)
26 Chinese city, capital of Shaanxi province (4)
28 Official language of the ancient Persian Sassanian empire (7)
29 Bantu tongue modified by Arabic in E Africa (7)
30 W Russian city, frequently sacked because of its strategic position (8)
31 City of Poland, German in essence between 1253 and 1945 (6)

Down
 1 Book of the Old Testament (8)
 2 Juarez’s capital, 1862-67, of the same-named largest state in Mexico (9)
 3 Inuit-established fishing port in N Labrador (4)
 5 Sudanese city, the site of a victory by Kitchener’s British forces in 1898 over the Dervishes (8)
 6 Plainsman of Argentina or Chile (10)
 7 French river which flows in and out of Lake Geneva (5)
 8 In Thailand unit of currency worth one-hundredth of a baht (6)
 9 Member of a (mainly Eastern) Christian community with its own customs, but which acknowledges papal supremacy (5)
14 River hinterland of Glasgow (10)
17 Ruthenian (9)
18 Former German monetary units (8)
19 Capital of Paraguay (8)
22 6 may live on, or to the south of these grasslands (6)
23 Modern Persian (5)
25 Brutish animal species from ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ (5)
27 Irish county, capital Castlebar (4)

NI x-word: solution to no.74

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

 

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