Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Hindu Crossword No. 9322 Monday, September 08, 2008

Good one today ...........................

Across

 1 Do bet on singular matrons (8) DOWAGERS

 5 Member of Indian caste does not complete script (6) BRAHMI

10 Yet they may be proverbially written down (7) SAYINGS

11 Is angry about Virginia ruins (7) RAVAGES

12 One who will give you a hand (6) DEALER

13 The lady of the house in India (8) MEMSAHIB

15 Follows a recipe direction and writes a PS (4) ADDS

16 A small number with Bill on a type of bed (10) FOURPOSTER

18 Sail with leading lover? (3-7) TOP-GALLANT

20 Friend on one language (4) PALI

23 What they say when humans are ignorant (3,5) GOD KNOWS

24 Girl emerging from a saga that still continues (6) AGATHA

26 Man gets round to a fanciful bird crossing the mouth of Irrawaddy (7) OLIVIER

27 Funny talk thrust on one Indian national (7) PUNJABI

28 Small seal said to be young swimmer (6) SIGNET

29 Of an epic figure portraying us sanely (8) ULYSSEAN

Down

 1 This is unfavourable to you! (15) DISADVANTAGEOUS

 2 Surprised on the road (7) WAYLAID

 3 Smuggler not right with good artilleryman (6) GUNNER

 4 Have confidence that there’s no time for rot (4) RUST

 6 This is making changes on sight (8) REVISION

 7 It’s a topper as part of formal dress (4,3) HIGH HAT

 8 No boss will tolerate this from an underling (15) INSUBORDINATION

 9 From where growing branches emerge (4,5) TREE TRUNK

14 They have leaders before them (9) FOLLOWERS

17 Principal business is to inject (8) MAINLINE

19 The stuff of an upholsterer (7) PADDING

21 Artist is up: water’s spilt on curio (7) ARTWARE

22 They work for commissions (6) AGENTS

25 Precious stone is nothing to friend (4) OPAL

1 comment:

rashmitha said...

how come 1-across is 'dowagers'? what is the derivation?