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Burgundy Today Cryptic Crossword

by Stiff Clue

 

Across   Down

1

England’s longest river confused a Burgundian capital (6)

1

Zoe in an arrangement for BNP,FN extremist perhaps  (3,4)

4

French holding a lease holder (6)

2

What Strauss wrote in French? (5)

9

Festive time in France after 15 across but before Oasis member (4)

3

Hernia (7)

10

Mighty from short professional, use spade and promissory notes (10)

5

Once a French Aristo in England; an Anglo in France now  (6)

11

Face the bowler on French water for French boat (6)

6

King Charles’ French farewell to Mistress Gwynne  (5,4)

12 & 23 down

You’re on this site here and now! (8,5)

7

Mixed up runt led to move heavily on wheels  (7)

13

39,370.08 inches (9)

8

No tails on this money? Ils ont deux têtes (6,7)

15

Saint near Vézelay precedes 9 across (4)

14

Farm out work if not in followed by the origin of French mineral water (9)

16

Mixed up felines precede Romans (4)

16

Yonne’s equivalent of 1 across (7)

17

O never ill! Sorted out Christmas Eve do in France (9)

18

Napoleon or Beethoven’s fifth (7)

21

Former wife with Marseille, Le Havre, Cherbourg etc. followed by Mr Balls. Sold abroad (8)

19

Oops! Cut up for poulpe (7)

22

Diminutive lady comes from tie and pet (6)

20

High, Regent, Baker or Easy perhaps  (6)

24

Perfectionist’s infrequent lapse from the starts of 16 down, Arles or Avignon, underdone steak and headless terror  (1,4,5)

23

See 12 across(5)

25

Dumbo drug (4)

26

Not odd pursued by backward saint are happenings (6)

27

English ‘oui’ follows 75% of French ‘too much’ in this Champagne region town (6)


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