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The NI Crossword -- No 74 by Axe

1 Royal Marine in centrefold ran massage place in the Auvergne (8,7)
9 In the view of Egyptian god Hittite leader’s found Mosaic Law (5)
10 Former British Prime Minister’s bag (9)
11 A believer in charge? No, this one’s lacking in belief! (9)
12 Kingdom aghast and gripped by bomb outrage in Ulster (5)
13 Communist capital? A missing ton is found here on the English Channel coast (6)
15 Nenets and GIs acknowledge order backing separation of two little boys (7)
18 A catholic state built around a despot (7)
19 Marshland reserve, the site of a 4 in Venice? (6)
21 With the onset of snow, needing to wrap in fur here in Belarus (5)
23 Unconventional musicotherapy – odd cure taken out for late learning problem (9)
25 Town in Lappland: alternatively, in reverse, a vehicle that is almost an old Russian plane (9)
26 The aristocrat is gone, according to the Gospel (5)
27 Part of Mexico where they demand the state doesn’t get such high priority (5,10)

1 A girl’s about to discover medieval China (6)
2 Starve planet first, but it’s restricted to the land (9)
3 Getting hot in chaotic island was Gordon’s nemesis (5)
4 Evening of culture Queen shared with Marx? (5,2,3,5)
5 SS icons affair is organized to make one canonized (7,2,6)
6 Much of a part of an old Scots county familiar to one in
Ireland? (9)
7 Expression of surprise at Spaniard’s greeting when all returning get a Polynesian welcome (5)
8 Wildlife run for cover, getting pelting (8)
14 White S African citizen right to follow continentals when containers leave (9)
16 European community’s input into Mexican region’s native American tongue (9)
17 Delay during dance at British royal’s household (8)
20 Part of Kenya where many ANZACs are imprisoned (6)
22 Swede put audio-visual insert into novel... (5)
24 ...the degree of latitude, which, over a little time, exposes this city (5)


1 Capital of the Auvergne region of France (8,7)
9 Pentateuch (5)
10 William Ewart ————-, four-time British prime minister (9)
11 Unbelieving (9)
12 County town of Tyrone, N Ireland (5)
13 Coastal town in Hampshire, England (6)
15 Hunting people of the tundra (7)
18 One having absolute power (7)
19 La Teatro ———, Venice opera house destroyed twice by fire (6)
21 Capital of Belarus (5)
23 Studying or learning late in life (9)
25 Capital of Finnish Lappland (9)
26 Concerning one of the Gospels (5)
27 Part of Mexico familiarly known as ‘Baja’ (5,10)

1 Archaic or dramatic name for China (6)
2 Restricted to the land (9)
3 Muhammad Ahmed, known as ‘al ——-’, Arab 19th-century ascetic (5)
4 Classic Marx Brothers’ comedy of 1935 (5,2,3,5)
5 Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (7,2,6)
6 Irish county (9)
7 Hawaiian term of welcome and farewell (5)
8 Soft leather (8)
14 Boer (9)
16 Native American tongue of SE Mexico (9)
17 British royal castle set in Aberdeenshire, Scotland (8)
20 Part of Kenya, capital Kisumu (6)
22 Swedish turnip (5)
24 Port and third city of Sweden (5)

NI x-word: solution to no.73

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


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