Travellers' Cryptic Crossword

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1. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1507 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

OK - obviously I've too much time on my hands in lockdown here! To keep you amused for a little longer, I've written a cryptic crossword with a travel theme. Even if you don't like cryptics, you might get the themed clues with a bit of perseverance. I've not done anything like this before but I'm hoping you can get to the crossword here. Please let me know if this doesn't work. It's a pdf so you might have to actually print it off and write on a printed copy if you want to do it.

2. Posted by irenevt (Travel Guru 77 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

It does work, so far , and I'm not saying I've given up yet, I've managed to solve the grand total of one. I know 18 down.

3. Posted by Tabithag (Full Member 176 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Enjoying this, but it's tricky. Been doing it a while and still only got 14 of them so far. I will persevere later!

4. Posted by Tabithag (Full Member 176 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

OK, it's complete! Took a bit of fact checking, but got there in the end. Great job @Borisborough, you've kept me amused for hours there!

5. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1507 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Tabithag

OK, it's complete! Took a bit of fact checking, but got there in the end. Great job @Borisborough, you've kept me amused for hours there!

Thank you - well done! :):)

6. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1993 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

Definitely too hard for me! :)

7. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 248 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Definitely too hard for me! :)

For me too, but I fault the language barrier

Okay, well, I might not been able to complete it even if it would have been in Finnish

8. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1507 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting hennaonthetrek

For me too, but I fault the language barrier

Okay, well, I might not been able to complete it even if it would have been in Finnish

It definitely helps if English is your first language.

Answers: Across 8 Botswana, 9 & 21 dn United States, 10 Togo, 11 Luxembourg, 12 Hummus, 14 Airplane, 15 Burundi, 17 Persist, 20 Assister, 22 Rhebok, 23 Kazakhstan, 24 Chad, 25 Medina, 26 Ethiopia Down 1 Honolulu, 2 Oslo, 3 Naples, 4 Manxman, 5 Submerge, 6 Timor Leste, 7 Tehran, 13 Mauritania, 16 Dutchman, 18 Slovakia, 19 Eritrea, 21 see 9ac, 22 Ranchi, 24 Clog

Hope it helped absorb a few empty moments. :):)