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May 2020 Geographical crossword

Can you complete this month’s Geographical crossword puzzle?

The first correctly completed crossword selected at random wins a copy of Philip’s Essential World Atlas – a comprehensive hardback atlas worth £25

Send your entry to Geographical, 3.16 Q West, 1100 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0GP, marked ‘May Crossword’. For more information visit www.octopusbooks.co.uk.

Entries close on 21 May.

 GRID F

CLICK HERE for a printable version of this month’s crossword

ACROSS

7      Set up big holy table round top of ‘Rock’ – here? (9)

8      See 10 across

10 and 8 across   World leader – Trump and I invalid, perhaps?

11    Poor damsel gets awards (6)

12    Intend to start mission exactly at noon (4)

13    Turn many out, including head of operations, to achieve self-government (8)

15    We leave new townhouse in Texas city (7)

17    Ministers persist with change (7)

20    Design tram line for airport building (8)

22    Dismiss plunder (4)

25    Leader of council quits English county for Italian region (6)

26    A bit of Euro-mania needed from Bucharest, perhaps (8)

27 and 2 down   Wrote about unusual big red London landmark (5,6)

28    Men dare to rebuild it in Paris? (5-4)

DOWN

1     In the fall I’ll enter French city (5)

2     See 27 across

3     Wild élan of MC, introducing Spanish dance (8)

4     Virginia city – moderately good facsimile, in short (7)

5     Nudes can move in this Utah film festival! (8)

6     Top lads I’m restyling as officials representing us abroad (9)

9     Leave out some city centres (4)

14   Oh my! No one alters this wedding tradition! (9)

16   Not all rest is disturbed in English county (8)

18   Dawdle less to see American Mount (8)

19   Aviation pioneer with half of rabble leading civil disorder (7)

21   Not far from some marine archaeology (4)

23   Read an account written up, revealing this country (6)

24   Dad has arm broken by Italian ham (5)

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