Kropotkin Crossword 22/05/21

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Across

CREWCUTS

EARLS

LEERIER

AVERAGE

MAGIC MUSHROOMS*

ILEX*

SURRENDER

CLARENDON

AGIN

HONEYDEW MELONS

HACKSAW

ESTONIA

PAIRS

CLEANSED

Down

COLUMN INCH

ENERGIC*

CLINCH

TURN UPSIDE DOWN

EYESORES

REARMED

SEEK

CATHERINE WHEEL

GRANDSTAND

RELEASES

ACOUCHI

GROUNDS

BERTHA

CHOP


*Notes for 13A and 2D: The answers here seem to be the only satisfactory ones for the clues given but sadly they are mutually exclusive. I can only assume Kropotkin and his checkers have slipped up rather badly. If you have a better answer for either of these clues which resolves the problem, please post it in a comment!

Update: the published solution in the NZ Herald confirms the answers given here. So the crossword is faulty in that the two correct answers are not compatible.

*Notes for 11A: The clue is a little misleading in that mushrooms are not plants. Tut tut, Kropotkin…

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