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The NI Crossword
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The NI Crossword -- No 64 by Axe
1 Central American republic’s annoyed at Corsica (5,4)
6 Glean from map Piacenza’s Roman via... (5)
9 ...kind of Greek architecture... (5)
10 ...and one cameo setting of Alexander’s place (9)
11 Between copper and gold, publicity’s the key when leading the country (7)
12 Point alternatively to the question when naming English city... (7)
13 ...after English river: it’s coming from two directions (4)
14 Fish from seat on the ocean (3,5)
17 Mexican general rumoured blown out over the Rockies (5,3)
19 Hard guiding one to part of Sumatra (4)
23 True, IRA got involved in Italy of old (7)
24 Madeira? Aye, your Ladyship, First Lord’s captured when retreating (7)
25 A Dutch place, going north-east near work (9)
26 Devon river, for example, involved in metal-stretching? (5)
27 Eastern spice arriving at French seawater lake (5)
28 Border flower from Brazilian place sublime at the end of June? (3,6)

1 S Americans identifiable by the French and American influences in facial features (8)
2 There’s no love in part of France for Spanish saint about to find himself in Puerto Rico (3,4)
3 Old Greek part where the end of the mall gives way to yard (6)
4 Turkish port’s connected with Cadiz, mirroring some of its characteristics (5)
5 A car Natal rejected found in Spanish reservoir (9)
6 He led Napoleon’s troops under tree cover here in the Channel (8)
7 Ottawa chief in charge when bomb is planted under the French bridge (7)
8 7 not one of the Native Americans who accepted quiet suffering (6)
14 One vehicle crashes into another by the river at Norwegian town (9)
15 Heather to evoke strong feelings on Scottish burgh (8)
16 Timid girl’s reported to place in Wyoming (8)
18 King Leo’s dressing in gold and a halo (7)
20 This water is the Prince of Lewis’ literally! (7)
21 Movement in the Caribbean concerning age being affected by gravity (6)
22 Protective cloak put over Irish trouble-spot? (6)
24 The plum, Angola’s indigenous fruit (5)


1 Central American republic, capital San Jose (5,4)
6 Via ——-, the main road out of classical Rome to the south (5)
9 Ancient Greek dialect: one of the five main orders of architecture (5)
10 One of the Former Republics of Yugoslavia (9)
11 S American country named for its latitudinal position (7)
12 Largest city in E Anglia (7)
13 English river which flows into the Wash (4)
14 Ocean piscivores related to bass (3,5)
17 City and volcano of El Salvador (5,3)
19 Special region, the first Muslim stronghold, of Sumatra (4)
23 Pre-Roman part of central Italy famed for pottery (7)
24 Sweet Madeira wine, the bane of Clarence according to Shakespeare and others (7)
25 City and province of NE Holland (9)
26 Devon river (5)
27 Lagoon, sea-water lake (5)
28 US-Mexico border river (3,6)

1 S Americans of the Pacific coastlands (8)
2 Capital of Puerto Rico (3,4)
3 Literary name for pastoral part of ancient Greece said to be inhabited by the god Pan (6)
4 Turkish third city and key port (5)
5 A town and reservoir in W Spain; a port in N Brazil; a lake in N Canada (9)
6 One of the Channel Islands (8)
7 Chief of the Ottawa tribe who gave his name to a Michigan motor town (7)
8 Athabaskan-speaking Native American who settled in SW US after leaving Canada (6)
14 Major Norwegian oil town (9)
15 Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned (8)
16 State capital of Wyoming (8)
18 Halo (7)
20 Sea, the world’s largest body of inland water (7)
21 Musical style associated with Rastafarianism (6)
22 One of Ireland’s four ancient provinces (6)
24 Tropical fruit (5)

NI x-word: solution to no.63

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


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