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The NI Crossword -- No 73 by Axe

1 French nose about at church for native American (7)
5 A last escape from the computer when put in standard accom-modation here in Italy (7)
9 Guy’s morning before making capital in Arabic country (5)
10 No paisley worn here? (9)
11 French interjection to back price for Malaysian rubber site (4,5)
12 Port from Costa Rican source? No it’s Chilean (5)
13 NATO in cyclic readjustment means there’s a pressure build-up (12)
17 Where Donne’s quotation may be contradicted? (3,4,2,3)
22 Native American turned round, leaving one from Indonesia (5)
23 Communes with many an Israeli settlement (9)
25 Teesside town’s leader’s off to somewhere in Virginia (9)
26 Small charge on Jersey, maybe, to return from this part of Greece (5)
27 A UN tank exploding exposed rock through the ice (7)
28 Tokyo rig a mighty vehicle to explore Japanese art (7)

1 N American mid-Silurian rock falls, for example, given name (8)
2 Scottish headgear’s on credit here in the English Midlands... (8)
3 ...county of old, where they chase foxes (5)
4 Old SW Mexican precious stone is turned up by European
community (7)
5 Drink thin rum, fall into river, ending up somewhere off the Italian mainland... (7)
6 ...in a Roman’s outfit, hoping to find land there, but well away from the sea! (3,6)
7 Texas site where tin and a titanium deposit is found after the gold (6)
8 Hindu god’s incarnation as a Virginia sailor (6)
14 Joint search, involving French, returned a S American fruit (6,3)
15 Brazilian national park’s a jungle, almost no return for one reaching midway (8)
16 Detached lieutenant from monolithic building to go to sacred Japanese city (8)
18 Exasperate tusk excavation here in Siberia (7)
19 Angolan town, Lobito, borders on acceptable noise therein (7)
20 Hindu city where two from 24 join another sect (6)
21 Arthurian site above and below a French valley (6)
24 Ugandan city university makes horse sound (5)


1 Native American tribe originally from the lower Mississippi (7)
5 Italian Adriatic port and resort (7)
9 Capital of Jordan (5)
10 Pacific region which includes Hawaii and Samoa among other great islands (9)
11 Malaysian rubber and rice town, capital of Kedah state (4,5)
12 Chilean port (5)
13 High pressure features (12)
17 British Crown possession in the Irish Sea (3,4,2,3)
22 One from an Indonesian island (5)
23 Self-supporting Israeli farming settlements (9)
25 Virginia site of the US National Cemetery (9)
26 Relating to a Classical Greek region (5)
27 Exposed rock peak through an ice- or snow-field (7)
28 Traditional Japanese artform (7)

1 Geological epoch in N America: descriptive of a type of landform (8)
2 Industrial town of Staffordshire, England, on the River Tame (8)
3 Abbreviated form of a former English county (5)
4 Mesoamerican civilization of SW Mexico (7)
5 Administrative capital of Sicily (7)
6 Arguably Europe’s oldest state, founded in the 4th Century AD (3,6)
7 Texas capital, named after the colony’s first leader (6)
8 Manifestation of a Hindu deity in a visible form (6)
14 Palm fruit from S America (6,3)
15 Region comprising approximately a third of the world’s remaining tropical rainforest (8)
16 Honshu religious site and ferry port (8)
18 Major city on the trans-Siberian railway (7)
19 Capital of Huíla province, Angola, formerly Serra da Bandeira (7)
20 One of seven holy Hindu cities, scene of a reputed important victory by Siva (6)
21 Legendary last resting place of Arthur, at one time associated with Glastonbury Tor (6)
24 Settlement on Lake Victoria where, in 1871, Stanley tracked down Livingstone (5)

NI x-word: solution to no.72

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


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