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The NI Prize Crossword
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The NI Crossword -- No 80 by Axe

Cryptic
Across
7 Making his dogma acceptable to the Somalian settlement? (9)
8 Bolivian mining centre where University’s built in gold, front and back (5)
10 A lofty place before reaching the Athens area (6)
11 Church Dr Peel secured for part of Virginia (8)
12 Make Rover Moke with no roof initially in a Siberian city (8)
14 Place near Flanders where quarto isn’t mostly accepted (6)
15 City of the Auvergne’s centre from land is built about right (8-7)
18 Where Gobind Singh was assass-inated – the last Indian accompanied by a journalist... (6)
20 ...without French – trick not about to work for the Indian religious medium (8)
22 Italian city’s godfather head is in California, rejecting Italian media and its leader (8)
23 Criticize President Carter informally in obtaining Goan capital... (6)
25 ...returning reportedly the Bangladeshi capital which was lost in Mesopotamia? (5)
26 US mounts Langley enquiry surrounding His Excellency (9)

Down
1 Dinner on trays for the first two characters into Quebecois place (8)
2 Frenchman and Arab made this place... (4)
3 ...2 changes and on the up here in Italy, as they say (6)
4 ‘Virginia’s town’ upriver from 11: a town in France belongs to this girl (15)
5 A mark stork made in Ukrainian industrial centre (10)
6 State of part of Borneo during an Arab-run Eid al-Fitr (6)
9 Glaciation’s direction after 99 years (3,3)
13 Swiss banks maybe hold an example of how currencies can work together? (10)
16 Meat’s gone off, probably in a place near Manchester (6)
17 Age jinni is transported to city in Sichuan province (8)
19 State the Spanish get into –
formerly... (6)
21 ...twisting the article over support for New Zealand town... (6)
24 ...and repeated then the contents of a river in Germany (4)

Quick
Across

7 African port on the Indian Ocean, once sold to the Italians in 1905 (9)
8 Chief mining city of western Bolivia (5)
10 Classical region of Greece with Athens at its centre (6)
11 Cities sharing the same name in Surrey and Yorkshire, England (8)
12 Siberian industrial city, near the Novokuznetsk coalfield (8)
14 Former French province south of Flanders (6)
15 Capital of the Auvergne region (8-7)
18 Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru, was killed here in 1708 (6)
20 Classical Indian language, today associated more with religious matters (8)
22 Capital of Sardinia (8)
23 Alternative name for the capital of Goa (6)
25 Ancient Semite city, still undiscovered, on the Euphrates river (5)
26 Mountain range, part of the Appalachian system (9)

Down
1 Largest city in Quebec (8)
2 African country colonized by the French, known as Soudan in the 19th century (4)
3 Italianate version of that country’s third city (6)
4 Virginian town between 11 and 26 (15)
5 Ukrainian industrial centre of the Donets Basin (10)
6 Independent sultanate between Sarawak and Sabah (6)
9 Glacial period (3,3)
13 US money lodged in European banks to facilitate trade (10)
16 Industrial town of Greater Manchester, England (6)
17 City and river port on the Tuo, in Sichuan province (8)
19 49th State of the Union (1959), the Last Frontier state (6)
21 Administrative centre of Hawkes Bay, Aotearoa/New Zealand (6)
24 Wine-making tributary valley which meets the Rhine at Bingen (4)

NI x-word: solution to no.79

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

 

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