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March 2022 Geographical crossword

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March 2022 Geographical crossword
31 Mar
2022
Can you complete this month’s Geographical crossword puzzle?

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ACROSS

1    One sad bairn upset by inhabitants of the Granite City (11)

9    ‘Rose’ theme composed for trio (9)

10    Sizeable chunk of polar geology (5)

11    Primarily sand and heat and rocks and … desert! (6)

12     A letting arrangement for Cornish castle (8)

13    Hazel and Mike, for example, provide some spice (5)

15    Mad tiger moved, moved with the seasons (8)

18    Catastrophic reaction was the beginning of everything, some say (8)

19     Make amends, embracing Conservative leader right away (2,4)

21     Bless May for creating devolved body? (8)

23    Eagle, maybe – that is a better golf score (6)

26   Conceals animal skins (5)

27   Teens seen wandering in US state (9)

28   English film director tried costly rewrite (6,5)


DOWN

1       Sinatra might become skilled craftsman (7)

2       Near the centre of the planet (5)

3       Unusual rise in free trade is most depressingly dull (9)

4      Element extracted from stone once (4)

5      As part of upturn in profit, I repackage sherry, for example (8)

6      Divide Croatian port? (5)

7     Underground water source in south-eastern delta grew larger (8)

8      Former Welsh county returns in bright new guise (5)

14    Area of NE England sees change in movement of the sea (8)

16   Late riser disrupted shopkeepers (9)

17    Dull poet badly describing a contaminated river? (8)

18   Common place in London to applaud over-theatrical actor (7)

20   First woman to relax before climbing this? (7)

22   Scrooge perhaps dreadfully remiss to disregard heart of Christmas (5)

24   Part of shed is converted to dance club (5)

25   Princess initially amateur, now notable equestrian (4)

 

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