Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Hindu Crossword No. 9460 Thursday, February 19, 2009

Note: Starred clues carry no direct definition, but their solutions have something in common & known only to Mr. Neyartha :)

So far ...........................

Across

 1 Taking advantage of Inuit cops in order to smuggle wine inside (13) OPPORTUNISTIC

 9 Swallow sound on spotting carnivorous mammal (6) MARTIN

10 Guide for the European informers’ return (4,4) POLE STAR

11 Knocked cold by umpire’s decision (3) OUT

12 * Reject the Austrian usurpation of power (6) SATURN

13 Supported the German’s firing, despite being detached (8) UNPINNED

14 Stable insects not to be disturbed (10) CONSISTENT

17 Go over this when happy (4) MOON

18 Closing word for the auditor with infectious disease (4) YAWS

19 Lady involved in trade-in is confused and put off (10) DISHEARTEN

21 Amateurish bases for wordplay (8) HOMESPUN

23 Order to empty sherbet by mistake (6) BEHEST

25 Port in Puri, Orissa (3) RIO

26 Affront for old king from the east by one ex-PM (8) DISRAELI

27 * Beginners unearth radioactivity around Italian tourist village (6) URANUS

28 General coming back with frisky deer aboard fishing vessel is a smooth operator (7,6) WHEELER DEALER

Down

 2 Town square of a mountain retreat in Arizona (5) PLAZA

 3 Fits and removes boxed model cutting tool (9) OUTBURSTS

 4 Monarch overwhelmed by the Pole’s voice projection (5) TENON

 5 * Revolutionary writer’s song (7) NEPTUNE

 6 Splattered incompletely by accident with a fertilizer (9) SALTPETRE

 7 Letters from a glib senator to the Norwegian playwright (5) IBSEN

 8 Pay attention to the game in the British gallery (4,4) TAKE NOTE

15 Musical work by an eloquent speaker on a Greek nymph (8) ORATORIO

16 Door jamb (broken) espied by one in church (9) SIDEPIECE

17 Drug used in tin mining as a humanitarian alternative (9) MARIHUANA

20 The nurse is in trouble following the morning event (7) SUNRISE

22 * Circuit connection (5) EARTH

23 Hide this description of a traditionalist (5) BOUND

24 Coastal spray in south Maine found to contain plutonium (5) SPUME

8 comments:

cakes said...

revolutionary writer's song- NEPTUNE

anokha said...

Had NEPTUNE, cakes!

John said...

3 Fits and removes boxed model cutting tool (9) OUTBURSTS

John said...

12 * Reject the Austrian usurpation of power (6) MAHLER? saturn

anokha said...

just finished, John! Is YAWS right?

John said...

 9 Swallow sound on spotting carnivorous mammal (6) MARTEN ~ MARTIN (SWALLOW)
18 Closing word for the auditor with infectious disease (4) SARS?

4 Monarch overwhelmed by the Pole’s voice projection (5) TENON -r

John said...

Only doubt is SARS

John said...

YAWS is right !!