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The NI Prize Crossword And Big Bad World

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The NI Prize Crossword
Win a copy of the latest World Guide reference book... All correct solutions received by the 27th of the cover month will be put into a draw - though only the winner will be notified. Post your entry to NI Crossword, 55 Rectory Road, Oxford, OX4 1BW, England; fax it to +44 1865 793152; or email a scan to nicrossword@newint.org Winner for 95: Peter Reynolds, Penistone, Sheffield, England.

The NI Crossword by Axe

Cryptic
Across
1 Fossil resin hospital finally point to at Indian sacred site... (9)
6 ... a doctor in Western Australia applied at Congolese outpost (5)
9 Chilly-sounding city close to the Horn? (5,6)
10 Goodness me! Must remove cap reaching centre of Kyrgyzstan (3)
11 East German in Gibraltar’s Baltic base (7)
12 Zulu’s been led astray (7)
13 The French Department’s wrapped up in mind-reading (5)
15 Copy vaguely old or new? Place somewhere in Holland (9)
17 Where in suburban Tokyo one eventually gets to romp at a party (9)
19 Sound the water in Washington (5)
21 Break a leg, catching blast over part of N Africa (7)
23 Mexican plant going pear-shaped? (7)
25 Cold Oporto air initially makes Portuguese stream to the Douro (3)
26 Didst feed so artfully in such Welsh assemblies (11)
27 Early English crook? (5)
28 N Carolina base for timber eastern French town visit (9)

Down
1 A politician joins a radio station in Italy in devastated part of Sri Lanka (7)
2 The Cuban settlement torments (5)
3 Place in Virginia tree rings number which is within reasonable parameters (7)
4 Modified Dutch if Ankara’s failed (9)
5 Chinese province annexed early on by barbarian (5)
6 Meander around the back of Wimpole Street, a smart part of London (4,3)
7 Chinese communist dogma zone explained (3,6)
8 Greek and English force, in the sea off Greece, classically evacuated incumbent Church (7)
14 Bells sound around university gathering in Chinese city (9)
16 New Jersey city’s old English sovereign or the modern version? (9)
17 Figurehead controlled intelligence in W Europe in post-Roman times (7)
18 Language coming from Myanmar’s old capital seems curiously to miss the point after bullish start (7)
19 Tramp, around five to four, reaches Bulgarian city (7)
20 Listen to this African minority party, girl (7)
22 Italian valley where neat Soave’s kept inside, upside down (5)
24 Bikini exploding on the scene in the Pacific? They literally used to make a charge! (5)

Quick
Across

1 Unique 11th century Hindu Temple NE of Mumbai (9)
6 Important centre of Haute Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo (5)
9 Southernmost city of Chile, on the Strait of Magellan (5,6)
10 Second city of Kyrgyzstan, on the ancient trade route (3)
11 German Baltic port (7)
12 Zulu of the old Transvaal and Matabeleland (7)
13 French river, a major tributary of the Loire (5)
15 Site of Het Loo Palace, summer residence of the Dutch royal family (9)
17 Tokyo suburb (9)
19 ----- Sound, natural inlet upon which sits Seattle (5)
21 Mediterranean state, the second largest in Africa in area (7)
23 Mexican fruit tree from the Aztec ahuacatl (7)
25 Portuguese river which flows north into the Douro (3)
26 Welsh gatherings of poetry and song (11)
27 Germanic tribe which invaded and settled in SE Britain from the seventh century (5)
28 Last resting place in N Carolina for O Henry and Thomas Wolfe (9)

Down
1 Region of Sri Lanka badly hit by the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami (7)
2 City of NE Cuba (5)
3 Appalachian city of Virginia, approximately 200 km NE of 28 (7)
4 Dutch-derived language (9)
5 Chinese province, capital Changsha (5)
6 Part of London, roughly equivalent to Westminster (4,3)
7 First leader of the People’s Republic of China (3,6)
8 Peleponnesian Greek (7)
14 Chinese city of Hebei province, on the Grand canal (9)
16 First English settlement in New Jersey where Princeton University was founded in 1746 (9)
17 Broadly, post-Roman W Europe (7)
18 Language spoken in the NW part of the Indo-Chinese peninsula (7)
19 Bulgarian city, Greek Philippopolis (7)
20 1982 Sydney Pollack classic movie; Rwandan sound-alike (7)
22 Italian skiing valley and town, 80 km north of Turin (5)
24 Ring of surface coral (5)

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

 

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