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April 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 ‘March Crossword’. For more information visit www.octopusbooks.co.uk.

Entries close on 21 April.

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

ACROSS

1 and 8   Con Indian lasses out of South Atlantic territory (9,6)

9     Capital of Luxembourg is good for Parisians in another European capital (6)

12   Scandinavian capital in the centre of cosy plot (4)

13 and 14   Annoyed, tumbled on Pennine peak (5,4)

17    Huge mines scattered around me (7)

18    Follower of Christ gets a job with the French (7)

19   Unfortunately uranium is gone from this type of rock (7)

22    Traditional practices encountered at airports? (7)

24   Mountains are back as part of business plan (4)

25 and 26   OAP ‘Mr Cool’ turns out to be famous explorer! (5,4)

29   Delta trees destroyed, leading to desolate area (6)

30   Lack of drive initially on this planet 6)

31    An insect’s unusual, continuing without a pause (9)

DOWN

2     Animal introduced into forest again (4)

3      Declare public support for new don involved in Gaelic language (7)

4      Possibly liaises with central European region (7)

5      Oscar to exploit river (4)

6     See 10 down

7      Powerful Italian river covers marquee (6)

10 and 6 down   Toil with musical play, perhaps, sought by one escaping an oppressive government (9,6)

11    Reorganised other lads in Hampshire Army town (9)

15    Block of metal used by invading Ottomans (5)

16    Freewheel to the seaside? (5)

20   Revised plans including eastern Italian city (6)

21    Let’s eat out here in Washington (7)

22   Wrongly, academics (not me) describe them as noisy nocturnal insects (7)

23   Some shop or tour in Portuguese city (6)

27   Flowerless plant produces iron from centre of kernel (4)

28   It’s seen in the east, and west, possibly (4)

Get the answers in the April issue of Geographical!

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