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

Entries close on 21 November.

GRID L 

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

ACROSS

1      Foreign Office reacts badly to weather prediction (8)

5      Learnt about deer horn (6)

9      We rinsed off Malbec and Merlot (3,5)

10   Perhaps aspire to become like pre-war Iran? (6)

12   Seabird in its winter nest (4)

13    Shattered pieces left by celestial event (7)

17    Young person redesigns coated lens (10)

19   Allow loading every Tuesday initially (3)

21   Delta on Russian river (3)

22   Fish with new artist in channel off Australia (4,6)

24   Reticence towards protected wildlife area? (7)

25   It’s not light with 500 on flood rescue ship (4)

28   A secondary thoroughfare overseas? (6)

30   Mike in a boat wrecked here in Canada (8)

31   Snare bad parent (6)

32    Mum away from the coast on largest of the Orkneys (8)

DOWN

1 and 15   Fresh trade due for all in Florida city (4,10)

2      Starts to rant, using dreadful expletives – offensive! (4)

3      A bit of a romantic lived enviably in this Buckinghamshire house (8)

4      I sent out for a German beer mug (5)

6      Require the French to provide pine-leaf (6)

7 and 14 down   Alas, maps left out Canary Islands resort (3,6)

8     Unusual tree sale at US property (4,6)

11    Some players in Netherlands turning up for this game (6)

14   See 7 down

15   See 1 down

16   Strikes for money? (6)

18   Pursued Charles and Edward briefly (6)

20   Perhaps Grant’s is Leo (4,4)

23   Fleet to provide weapons for radar centre (6)

25   Small drink before a play (5)

26    Crazy hothead lacking the capital of Qatar (4)

27   South African currency managed end of apartheid (4)

29   Ravaged old tree starts to decay (3)

Get the answers in the December issue of Geographical!

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