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March 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 March.

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

ACROSS

1      Prohibit forest clearings? Hello, he’s from Dhaka (11)

9     An anger it developed over Falklands dispute? (9)

10    Pennsylvanian sect has unusual charisma, but no car (5)

11   Submarine centre in a yachting harbour (6)

12    Unravelling CIA’s role in Spanish palace (8)

13    Steal and overtax centrally, as Mugabe, for example (6)

15   Apache leader unexpectedly rooming with Egyptian leader (8)

18    In dream I wander, primarily passing through Greenwich? (8)

19 and 21   Saw a nice guy sat awkwardly on famous basalt column formation (6,8)

23   Composer, in amongst Bach and Elgar (6)

26   Astonish with a feature of Hampton Court (5)

27   Colonial leader got loads moved to old Ghana (4,5)

28   Careless stars’ sprees – they may be prosecuted! (11)

DOWN

1     Highland Games centre featuring wild bear and ram (7)

2     Drink up – the Queen is in African country… (5)

3    …which, combined with land, forms old Russian city (9)

4      District Attorney is on the platform (4)

5     DNA tests organised at airport (8)

6     Some forbid a hoedown in US state (5)

7      Venetian Moor to return greeting (7)

8       Relating to Mediterranean island, CIA is left in disarray (8)

14    ‘Emu’ brand mixture from Hamilton, perhaps (8)

16   Set rich with goals to become wealthy influential businessmen (9)

17     Rhone delta area joining East Anglian river debate (8)

18     Claim he made, following George, maybe (7)

20   Let’s USA alter military greetings (7)

22    Choose part of the lecture (5)

24   Old sailor, daring raider and keen explorer initially (5)

25   Dandy goes round Lima, but a total failure (4)

Get the answers in the April issue of Geographical!

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