Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Hindu Crossword No. 9231 Friday, May 23, 2008

Excellent one today!!!!!

Across

 1 In stress, I’d have mishaps (9) ACCIDENTS

 6 Selection of oriental dishes? (5)

 9 When working wear overalls made of cotton fabric (5) DENIM

10 Ditch a worker, getting acrimonious (9) TRENCHANT

11 Word play of some prison characters being released (10) SPOONERISM

12 King has to be quiet before giving a shout of surprise (4) SHAH

14 Movement of art and literature in France was real in old city quarter (7) STARTLE

15 Sort of party stopper? (7) NECKTIE

17 Muslim ruler about to conclude committee business after giving direction (7)

19 Ma gets a scar for having held percussion instruments (7) MARACAS

20 It’s dead – dead – dead! (4) DODO

22 One who dispenses with doctors’ orders (10) PHARMACIST

25 Al can be regarded as forerunner to rest (9) ANCESTRAL

26 He’s foolish to return book inscribed for Amin (5) IDIOT

27 Catches a bit of a knock going in the back way (5) TRAPS

28 Breaking into dance, though restrained (9) CONTAINED

Down

 1 Being an assistant, Daisie was all round to help in giving directions (5) AIDES

 2 The crowd will get cold on the track (9)

 3 Letting the sound fade away when dealing with notes (10) DEMONETISE

 4 A person who is certainly not sharp (7)

 5 Not a child of your own (7) STEPSON

 6 Pop or wine? (4)

 7 Bill, taken in by a woman, turned over pass (5)

 8 Unequalled footballers wanting a game? (9) MATCHLESS

13 Mark left a model in fever (10) SCARLATINA

14 Don’t waver if you want to get on your feet quickly (5,4) STAND FAST

16 Diplomatically adroit mover? (9) TACTICIAN

18 Many perish by accident in a field of activity (7) SPHERIC

19 Mala goes on road to meet her (7) MARILYN

21 Lawyer to have tea in Russian cottage (5) DACHA

23 Carried a large bag for shopping (5) TOTED

24 Venomous snakes found at the pass (4) ASPS

6 comments:

kkr said...
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kkr said...

Hi Anokha, hope I am not spoiling your fighting spirit!
Across
6 Selection of oriental dishes? (5)
14 Movement of art and literature in France was real in old city quarter (7) STARTLE SURREAL
17 Muslim ruler about to conclude committee business after giving direction (7)AGENDAS
Down
2 The crowd will get cold on the track (9)CONCOURSE
3 Letting the sound fade away when dealing with notes (10) DEMONETISE DIMINUENDO
4 A person who is certainly not sharp (7)NATURAL
6 Pop or wine? (4)
7 Bill, taken in by a woman, turned over pass (5)REACH

anokha said...

Not at all, kkr sir! On the contrary, quite nice of you to post here. Great work as always. This is driving me nuts.

6 DN could be SACK (for wine) or EACH for (pop).

But then, what the heck is 6 AC?

anokha said...

I did not delete any comment. I guess it got posted while I was writing. Please post again!

kkr said...

I have deliberately deleted the post because I wrongly presumed that the blog accepts highlighters and started using {b}!

Niranjan said...

i have the following suggestions:

14 ac. Surreal
3 dn. Diminuendo