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December 2021 Geographical crossword

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December 2021 Geographical crossword
23 Nov
2021
Can you complete this month’s Geographical crossword puzzle?

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Entries close on 21 December.

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Across
1 Thumbin’ a lift to Herts town? (7)

5 Wind in France produces light fog towards centre of Urals (7)

9 and 10 A bears’ nest reconstructed in part of the Arctic Ocean (7,3)

11 and 24 across French red given our treatment! (3,5)

12 What a clairvoyant reads about Cockney thieves? (3,6)

14 Back in force, see gaggles of these (5)

15 They go in and out and backwards in these ditches (5)

17 Oil for new car built around November (9)

19 Oscar is into new Spectrum IT equipment (9)

21 It points the way to breakdown or war (5)

24 See 11 across

25 Disturbing files lead to Conservative biography (4,5)

27 Wager it’s central Tibetan (3)

28 The point of writing? (3)

29 Italian dish made from tortoise lacking enthusiasts initially! (7)

31 Tool is universal, and unusually silent (7)

32 Insect in secure surroundings here in New Mexico (5,2)

Down

1 Regular practice round edges of tundra is to find where animals naturally live (7)

2 Dartmoor peak not so far finally (3)

3 When geography reveals an ancient monument (5)

4 Hell is van breaking down in US state capital (9)

5 Medical leader poses question: ‘What should we wear during pandemic?’ (5)

6 Tim leaves animal rights movement for Tibetan utopia (7-2)

7 I arrive confused in the south of France (7)

8 Not strict about Tenniel translation (7)

13 Help with article on identification (3)

16 French wine of eastern US manufacture (9)

18 Former US President dismisses forest conflagrations (4,5)

19 Caringly bought half of reindeer (7)

20 Canadian lawman changes into uniform on time (7)

22 Topless threesome in South American city! (3)

23 New owners include bicycle centre in Lake District Pass (7)

25 In general, I believe it’s considered written defamation (5)

26 Is this included amongst various USA names? (5)

30 The Englishman always heads for a cuppa! (3)

Get the answers in the January issue of Geographical!

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