Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Hindu Crossword No. 9295 Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Across

 1 Young female child or her undergarment (4,2,1,4) SUIT OF A DIVA?

 9 Depress men with logo patched up hastily (7) ENGLOOM

10 Fabric Bob wove easily (7) PAISLEY

11 Get back to even (5) RETIE

12 His work is his play (9) DRAMATIST

13 Vernon put it oddly: “Listless feeling” (5) ENNUI

15 It slows down traffic on the road (5,4) SPEED BUMP

18 Roused, Nag becomes nasty (9) DANGEROUS

21 Others’ article on our lines (5) THEIR

22 Not to pay a cheque results in shame (9) DISHONOUR

24 Willing to study an unknown (5) READY

26 Techily produced some old vases (7) LECYTHI

27 Agitated Kashmiri forgets muddlehead of a hunter (7) SHIKARI

28 What a customs officer may demand — what the prosecution must first do (4,3,4) OPEN THE CASE

Down

 1 The point of attack by one in the van (9) SPEARHEAD

 2 Metal our sailors obtained (5) INGOT

 3 You take someone thus when you want to speak to him in confidence (2,3,4) ON ONE SIDE

 4 Fleets when capturing exciting drama (7) ARMADAS

 5 Positioned sick pelican (2,5) IN PLACE

 6 Dog Ali controlled on the borders of Kerala (5) AKITA

 7 Bearing the first of tyros making way for learner up there (8) ALTITUDE

 8 Indian farmer with tracks to go up (4) RYOT

14 One having no equal (8) NONESUCH

16 Settle but I need term revised (9) DETERMINE

17 I try penal reform — members subscribe to it (5,4) PARTY LINE

19 Medicinal concoction in poor distribution to one church (7) ODORINE

20 You and I raised exotic trees — certainly 5? (4-3) SURE-SET

22 Many a measure in the valley (4) DALE

23 Perform better at a picnic, perhaps (5) OUTDO

25 Posture by some Lhasa naturalists (5) ASANA

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