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The NI Prize Crossword
The NI Crossword is now a prize crossword. We will send a copy of the latest World Guide to the winning reader each month. All correct solutions received by the 20th of the cover month will be put into a draw - though only the winner of the month will be notified. Post your photocopied or scanned entry to NI Crossword, 55 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, England, or fax it to +44 1865 793152.

The NI Crossword -- No 76 by Axe

1 Scale of wind from part of the Arctic Ocean (8)
5 Inward view of Australian port (6)
10 Letters phonetically spell out German river? (3)
11 Confederate to live by Hasidic teacher... (5)
12 ...Henry and a leading Levite? That’s not kosher! (5)
13 Tex-Mex centre, maybe, for Oxbridge colleges (6,7)
15 There’s a lake of it according to some Utah oenologists! (5)
16 We Bern men surprisingly found German-speaking place, originally in Ohio (3,6)
18 Angle desperately to catch second tuna before white-fish return to this part of France (6,3)
22 Old Portuguese colony’s final departure welcomed initially, then gets the bird (5)
23 Administrative region in Scotland where town comes before county (13)
25 One in Nova Scotia, for example, left out – not cross with 9-speaking city (5)
26 German 22D’s heart removed when Dutch moved in, creating poser (5)
27 The God of this house left no table (3)
28 Duke gets to free Scottish town (6)
29 Disheartened, prize money’s emptied half of Slav city in Galicia (8)

1 Steer complaint above and object to pastoral farming? (4,6)
2 Incredibly a Hun’s guarantor when capturing of one of the Empire (6-9)
3 It may be luck finding a bay in Newfoundland (7)
4 Rome under blockade in confrontation over Nero initially made Caesar cross? (7)
6 Anatolian city where Ataturk
evacuated his ace rebel leader (7)
7 Mountain Bill climbed to be President (7,8)
8 African watercourse is up in the tree-line (4)
9 English initially hard to develop to get another language (6)
14 Five ejected from wrecked plover nest with invading bird (4,6)
17 Oriental party evokes old Tokyo (3)
19 Would Aruba be split in getting Brazilian city? (7)
20 African capital raised this morning after it has no life any more on Mauritius (6)
21 Gorge cheese... (7)
22 ...and wine – French, of course! (7)
24 African country lake (4)


1 Admiral Sir Francis ————, 1774-1857, British naval hydrographer (8)
5 Charles Edward ———, 1809-82, naturalist grandson of Josiah Wedgwood (6)
10 Dortmund- —- Canal, linking the Ruhr region to the German North Sea coast (3)
11 Hasidic rabbi (5)
12 Meat slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law (5)
13 Texan Gulf Coast city (6,7)
15 Lakeside desert resort on the California-Nevada border (5)
16 Town founded by German settlers near Cincinnati, the home of the US Bicycle Museum (3,6)
18 Ancient part of the French Midi (9)
22 Brightly coloured American parrot (5)
23 Administrative region in Scotland where the queen holidays at Balmoral (13)
25 Chief port of Israel (5)
26 New ——- Army, Cromwell’s ground-breaking military force in 17C England (5)
27 Roman house or field god (3)
28 Town in E Scotland, scene of Anglo-Scottish battles in 1296 and 1339 (6)
29 Galician walled town in present-day Poland, besieged twice by the Russians in 1914-15 (8)

1 Form of pastoral agriculture (4,6)
2 European Empire, 1866-1919 (6-9)
3 Newfoundland bay (7)
4 Cross the ———-: take an irrevocable step (after Julius Caesar’s action in 49BC) (7)
6 Trading city of western Turkey,
formerly Thyatira, where money was first used (7)
7 Assassinated, 25th President of the USA, 1896-1901 (7,8)
8 World’s longest river, 6673km (4)
9 Semitic language (6)
14 Member of the albatross family, at home in colder environments (4,6)
17 Name of Tokyo until 1868 (3)
19 City of the Minas Gerais region of Brazil (7)
20 Capital of Tanzania (6)
21 Somerset town famous for its limestone caves and its cheese (7)
22 French river, a tributary of the Rhine (7)
24 African country, capital N’Djamena (4)

NI x-word: solution to no.75

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Big Bad World by P J Polyp
Big Bad World by P J Polyp (click to enlarge)


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