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

Entries close on 21 October.



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


9      Translate spare note into international language (9)

10    See 26 across

11     Trips round French city? (5)

12    Flag of North Dakota is green, maybe (3,6)

13     See 22 down

14     Loiters around Portuguese resort (7)

17     Old Italian turns up in Siena mortuary (5)

19    English river charms regularly (3)

20    In action, I attacked ancient Greek region (5)

21   A coin is tossed in Mediterranean capital (7)

22   Unmarried, goes round hotel with signboard (7)

24    Meteorological instrument reassembled by me and Roberta (9)

26 and 10 across   Literary heroine, one Orlando upset (5,5)

28     One once involved in covert action in Japan (5)

29    Contemplated moving aged vines (9)


1 and 24 down   Resigned from financial institution for Parisian artists’ quarter (4,4)

2      Smart tree? (6)

3      Gifts I’d included for US leaders (10)

4     What powers your home might be green before the end of January (6)

5       American composer given to wild hedonism? (8)

6        Yemeni port, a bit of a dead-end (4)

7        Perhaps stop iron producing atomic particle (8)

8       Intend to be niggardly (4)

13      Partial restructuring of Italian city (5)

15    I visit real ruin, but make it seem less significant… (10)

16    …and depart from Castle Avenue (5)

18    Americano ordered without Etruscan starter (pasta) (8)

19    French city has new orchestra without leader… (8)

22 and 13 across   …yet saved hours organising Pancake Day (6,7) 

23    Golf, and a fit of temper about where to keep it? (6)

24    See 1 down

25    In Rome, a lasagne, for example… (4)

27    …to help with a famous Italian opera (4)

Get the answers in the November issue of Geographical!

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