Friday, November 14, 2008

The Hindu Crossword No. 9379 Saturday, November 15, 2008

Across

 1 One in the aviary has sound mind about Great Britain and Ireland (11) HUMMINGBIRD

 9 One with this condition feels no pain (7) ANALGIA

10 Excited, has a party. Good, as they say in India (7) SHABASH

11 Call to fellows in a country? (5) YEMEN

12 No lengthy legal action for container (9) BRIEFCASE

13 Demand peace? (5) ORDER

15 No small animal in emblem of sovereignty (5,4) GREAT SEAL

18 Even great men may be mean enough to have this (5,4) SMALL MIND

21 Some topper I take to leading child in Gujarat’s capital (5) ICING

22 “The music in my heart I bore/ __ __ it was heard no more” (Wordsworth) (4,5) LONG AFTER

24 Become excited and leave nothing cold (2,3) GO HOT

26 Undergo change in caste group (7) GOUNDER

27 Set somehow on first-class return to the country (7) ESTONIA

28 Machine to fall on doctor: that is right (6-5) TUMBLE-DRIER

Down

 1 What we suffer when an elephant dies, perhaps (5,4) HEAVY LOSS

 2 Mami’s dispelling foul atmosphere (5) MIASM

 3 Broadly speaking about fashionable army officer (2,7) IN GENERAL

 4 You may draw something from it at present time (4-3) GRAB-BAG

 5 Spark off anger by dangerous spin (7) INSPIRE

 6 Ward off female for being very small (5) DWARF

 7 Aver maid palmed off old Spanish gold coin (8) MARAVEDI

 8 Good and hot bits of cheese added to clarified butter (4) GHEE

14 Hospital section is up with a refusal to the Union Territory that is prolonged (5,3) DRAWN OUT

16 Drove dangerously close to another vehicle to get at lad I suspected (9) TAILGATED

17 Locks which do not make one heavy-headed? Not exactly! (5,4) LIGHT HAIR

19 Termini shifted for the time being (7) INTERIM

20 Novelist undergoing ruder interpretation by a couple of learners (7) DURRELL

22 See the try at corporate symbol (4) LOGO

23 Check that may be for the books (5) AUDIT

25 Financial instrument in temple fixture in India (5) HUNDI

2 comments:

pannag said...

thanks!

how do you think through clues such as :
18 Even great men may be mean enough to have this (5,4) SMALL MIND
and
17 Locks which do not make one heavy-headed? Not exactly! (5,4) LIGHT HAIR

Now I know, but while I was solving, I could not decide upon what the answer should mean for these two.

anokha said...

18 was from the gist of the clue and the letters available from solving other clues!

17 was easier - Locks is hair and not heavy is light and there were letters indicating those words fitting there!