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

Entries close on 21 August.



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


1      Famous Dutch painter from Bertram, North Dakota (9)

6      Former currency unit sounds open and honest… (5)

9      …to beat the UK’s (5)

10   Where to locate tombstone in north-west Kent? (9)

11     Military alliance goes west in Botany Bay (4)

12    You and I take lad travelling in area of southern

        England (5)

13    Drinking establishment I join in Italian seaport (4)

16    French detective encountered outside Riga, maybe (7)

17    Reversing unworkable car tariffs reveals competitive

        way of life (3,4)

19   Young bird going round borders of Senegal (7)

21   It’s news made by one who saw it happen (7)

22   It starts leaving active volcano abruptly (4)

24    Locate centre of dig in main part of church, showing lack of maturity? (5)

25   Old Thailand, part of Asia Minor (4)

29   Weirdly, isn’t a man a native of Hobart? (9) 

30   A false slur surrounding 2 down (5)

31   Initially South Africa can produce shiny fabric (5)

32    Dreadful riots slay supporters of the monarchy (9)


1      Trip only includes one English cathedral city (5)

2      Get on a horse, as in, perhaps, the Himalayas… (9)

3      …and travel thus in the Hebrides (4)

4      Fail to care for wild glen, etc (7)

5      Poor Sir Walter is missing fishing boat (7)

6 and 15 down   Destiny surrounds chopped trees in South African province (4,5)

7      An era of change at Wembley? (5)

8      Do they share time behind the wheel on fish streams? (2-7)

14   We use ours to think about Britain without it (5)

15   See 6 down

16    Huge standing stones might make this gleam (9)

18    USA citizens see NASA unusually embracing organised crime (9)

20   Lager upset round half of city creates frozen river (7)

21   Wee navy redeployed on East Anglian river! (7)

23   Go and see part of Ben Nevis itinerary (5)

26   Some transformation before leader of sect can become major prophet (5)

27   Grass springing up in Cornwall (4)

28   Warm alcoholic drink on Hebridean island (4)

Get the answers in the September issue of Geographical!

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