Crossword No 173 by Chalicea


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No 173


    7  Capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey (6)

    8  Hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder (6)

    9  In Ancient Greece, a walkway with a roof supported by colonnades (4)

  10  Hard dry sharp-flavoured Italian cheese; often grated (8)

  11  Australian Aboriginal spear thrower consisting of a stick with a hooked end (7)

  13  Town in Surrey, site of the annual Derby (5)

  15  Condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people (5)

  16  Czech long-distance Olympic games gold medal winner (7)

  18  Island in West Indies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela (8)

  19  Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls encased in a red covering (4)

  21  One of Santa’s reindeer (6)

  22  French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699) (6)



    1  King of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him (4)

    2  Political and spiritual leader during India’s struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of civil disobidience (1869-1948) (7,6)

    3  Commercial city in northern Japan on western Hokkaido (7)

    4  Second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq (5)

    5  City in southern France (3-2-8)

    6  United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947) (2,6)

  12  Battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese (8)

  14  (Greek mythology) the first woman; created by Hephaestus on orders from Zeus who presented her to Epimetheus along with a box filled with evils (7)

  17  Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. (5)

  20  Ethnic group indigenous to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido (4)

Here is last week’s solution:

No 172 solution