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May 2022 Geographical crossword

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May 2022 Geographical crossword
22 Apr
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7 New car, Polo perhaps, is something seen in Athens (9) 

8 Climb onto Everest? (5)

10 Throw overboard from modern aircraft – it’s no different (8)

11 No opening for new airbase here in the Balkans (6)

12 Old South American in mountain cave (4)

13 For example, perhaps pity an inhabitant of Cairo (8)

15 Unexpected alert – UN is taking neither side (7)

17 Compactness of unfinished Tyneside redevelopment (7)

20 A new venue, including river and golf, in French region (8)

22 Bit of a Katy Perry sort of person? (4)

25 Nomads processing fruit (6)

26 GPS withdrawn from disorderly campaigners from the USA (8)

27 See 21 down

28 Nut, as I chop it roughly (9)


1 Suffers a dull pain in a small English county (5)

2 Half of boys stay only in Massachusetts city (6)

3 Waterbird involved in boat wreck in African country (8)

4 Individual enters seaside attraction – first to explore it? (7)

5 Coarsest sort of old philosopher (8)

6 Some bemoan tip as Tom brings Italian hors d’oeuvre (9)

9 Catch sight of oriental agent? (4)

14 Maybe lure James into disputed city (9)

16 They embrace girl returning to Greek region (8)

18 Earnest request for semi-open international agreement (8)

19 A live TV broadcast from Israeli city (3,4)

21 and 27 across Spooner’s enthusiastic dessert for a 26 in 24 star! (4,5)

23 Cost includes end of recognition for member of tthe Royal Family (6)

24 City that’s initially popular – and river is Seine (5)


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