i Cryptic Crossword 1194 by Phi

December 13, 2014

Saturday 6th December 2014

As with the week before: Good crossword, lots of long anagrams, pretty easy. Blog done.

So, with a bit of space to write something interesting, let me invite you to consider whether Niue is a ‘country’ or not.  They call themselves one, in free association with New Zealand, but they’re not one of the United Nations 193 ‘nation states’, although they are members of UNESCO.   The trick is in what you mean by ‘country’ as opposed to ‘nation’, ‘state’ or ‘nation state’.  I maintain Niue is a country;  Phi stayed on safe ground and called it a territory!

Oh yes, COD… Rivals where the last page of Leviticus is seen? (8,7)

2010 Blog here: http://www.fifteensquared.net/2010/02/19/independent-7284phi/

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