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The NI Crossword -- No 78 by Axe

Cryptic
Across
8 Tehran is complicated, and a street-map needs to be brought in to discover this Galilean town (8)
9 Place in Ashanti region is a university branch office in reverse (6)
10 A few square yards of Brazilian rainforest? (4)
11 Canton bread, perhaps, with jam and cream cakes? (5,5)
12 With a first-class return, delved into one quiet part of the Bible (6)
13 Turn back alien holy man in Ghanaian town, north of 9 (6)
15 Joke deceives cub playing here in Bohemia (5,10)
18 Toss-up involving Southern girl witnessed worldwide (6)
20 Sly Ute beaten up, calling Tristan’s lover by another name (6)
23 Primate is seen at the top of the tree by the church (10)
24 Part of a skeleton found in old Algerian port (4)
25 Site in French Guiana where the French tracked 1,000 rockets initially to Oxford University (6)
26 Part of the Mediterranean where a Spanish river flows into a dead sound as time passes endlessly (8)

Down
1 It bombed town in the north-west of England (9)
2 Ban on prophet coming to a town in Uttar Pradesh… (6)
3 …poor Ms Beamish, when the sun comes out – she used to be an important lady around here… (3-5)
4 …a prophet, first, then a new oracle, brought before sect who literally read 12 (15)
5 Historic place in New Mexico turning up Nordic site in a certain band (6)
6 Order is broadcast to become E European confederate (8)
7 Island has beaten Laos – an island in Italy… (5)
14…belonging to Nordic people – keeps elk-like animal in lots of one hundred (9)
16 Savage hit a kraal, there being no water centre in the desert (8)
17 Bird quiet through the air coming to troubled Indonesian city (8)
19 Sound way, they say, to approach the Lebanese problem (6)
21 The Spanish sack port in reaching Polish river (6)
22 Brando doesn’t use his head here in the Ardennes (5)

Quick
Across

8 Galilean town, a centre of Christian pilgrimage (8)
9 Second city of the Ashanti region of central Ghana (6)
10 Levant site of battles in 1189, 1799 and 1840 (4)
11 Thin sponges cakes spread with jam, cream, etc and wrapped (5,5)
12 The greatest of all the Hebrew prophets of the Old Testament (6)
13 Capital of Ghana’s northern region (6)
15 Chief town of S Bohemia, on the R Vltava (5,10)
18 Universal (6)
20 Alternative name for the Arthurian heroine, Isolde (6)
23 Primate (10)
24 Old name for the Algerian port of Annaba (4)
25 Town and river in French Guiana close to the Ariane rocket site (6)
26 Part of the Mediterranean Sea, east of Italy (8)

Down
1 English Royal House, 1399- 1461 (9)
2 Former Afghan city, taken by the British in 1801 – now in Uttar Pradesh, India (6)
3 Married European woman in the British Raj (3-5)
4 US-founded Christian sect which takes the scriptures literally (15)
5 New Mexican town where prehistoric industry has been dated to 11,000 BC (6)
6 Member of a confederation of Balkan states, established in 1929 (8)
7 ——- di Capri, Italian beauty spot (5)
14 Relating to this former Norwegian, then Danish, colony, autonomous since 1874 (9)
16 Arid plateau of Bostwana and part of Namibia (8)
17 Capital of West Papua (8)
19 Former Middle-Eastern financial centre, ravaged by civil wars since 1975 (6)
21 Polish port, south-east of Gdansk (6)
22 Capital of the Luxembourg province of Belgium (5)

NI x-word: solution to no.77

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

 

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