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November 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 ‘October Crossword’. For more information visit www.octopusbooks.co.uk.

Entries close on 21 November.


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


1      Italian dessert – it is a rum mixture! (8)

5      Poor Proust in a state of near-insensibility (6)

9     Greek hero gets a feverish cold on outskirts of Ephesus (8)

10   Great uniform designed for African nomad (6)

12    Controversial fuel company call centre (4)

13    Fluster, perhaps? No, relaxing! (7)

17    Arranged a truce in California? Not correct (10)

19    Wheat, oddly, isn’t dry (3)

21 and 14 down   Bloke with counterfeit articles, including whisky, is remembered on the 5th (3,6)

22   Roman racer, translating as ‘I race other’ (10)

24   Managed half of Cheshire cattle farms (7)

25   Post for man, reportedly (4)

28   Tragedy in a small settlement? (6)

30   Maybe chart historical period in ancient North African city (8)

31    Mistakenly erased this feature between Africa and Arabia? (3,3)

32   I’ve seen national leader move from Austrian city (8)


1      Old emperor in drastic revolution (4)

2      German river starts rising under heavy rain (4)

3      Mediterranean island has modern shopping centre with killer whale (8)

4     Explosive device found on beach? (5)

6     Rush to redevelop northernmost British town (6)

7     Golf score at Cornish port? (3)

8     Large tours organised by bodies such as Ofgem (10)

11     Large box right in the centre of Vesuvius? (6)

14   See 21 across

15    Mythical English figure taking 2 roughly (4,6)

16    Prohibit any version of Indian tree (6)

18    Reuse of old ideas in lecture has helped (6)

20   No cost in rebuilding Lakeland village (8)

23   Food – it is missing from shifting ice sheet (6)

25   I’m back with French friend in Florida resort (5)

26   Cost of travel to Far East? (4)

27   English river featuring in headline news (4)

29  Earth and water mixed in Bermuda (3)

Get the answers in the December issue of Geographical!

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