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January 2021 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 ‘January Crossword’. For more information visit www.octopusbooks.co.uk.

Entries close on 21 January.


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


4 and 13 down   Sizeable Scottish peak makes capital landmark! (3,3)

8     Somalian transported by famous painting (4,4)

9     Disreputable money-lender certain to be in Euro centre (6)

10    Brought up on Worcestershire hill (6)

11     Unfortunately, USA’s mad to introduce CIA leader to Middle Eastern capital (8)

13    Caribbean country could be sizeable, though lacking a sierra (6)

14   At end of June I arrange tennis with famous physicist (8)

15    See 28 down

16   Partly corn, a chosen Mexican snack (6)

18   Going wrong when beheading fish (6)

21   Gas finally illuminated narrow opening (4)

22   Far-off point etc, and is moving (8)

24   Scar I’m suffering from this dreadful bigotry? (6)

26   Virginia has sums of money allocated to homeless people (8)

29   As capsized by Member of Parliament, an East Asian boat (6)

30  Wheat, for example, might become treacle if top left off (6)

31   Those acquiring knowledge left those doing a paid job (8)

32   Large deer gets into hotel kitchen (3)


1    Direction taken by River Ouse, perhaps, below top of canal (6)

2    Type of 1 down in Kent town? (8)

3     I take on when surrounded by lords – early settlers (8) 

4 and 14 down   A bell, aged and broken, symbolic of the USA (4,5)

5     Pacific island starts growing under American military (4)

6     Sent us out at the end of the day (6)

7     The Queen embraced by sort of a UN VIP from Lima? (8)

12   Heart of dark side, dry and barren (4)

13   See 4 across

14   See 4 down

17   Lively, and including a time adjustment (8)

18   Centaurs moving from part of ancient Italy (8)

19   Wealthy, my French head of department in US state capital (8)

20   Precious stone discovered at end of long quartzite seam (3)

21   Small baby’s bed, Glaswegian maybe (4)

23   English painter, one who changed direction? (6)

25   Street tunes involving sets of steps? (6)

27   Nothing east of river (4)

28 and 15 across Risk load slipping on ancienttrade  route (4,4)

Get the answers in the February issue of Geographical!

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