Solution No. 2753

Across

1 Grade in form if last in history (8)

5 Credit is doubled in unstable period (6)

10 Significant event involving forgotten English monarch (9)

11 Present for don (3,2)

12 There’s nothing in canteen I like (3)

13 Pasta dish? Gill ate bananas in story! (11)

14 Impoverished Hebridean let on free (2,3,9)

16 Game birds (5,3,6)

20 Subsidies needed to secure NY female LA apartments (6,5)

21 Mother, foolish on reflection (3)

22 Group of celebs in Bali, stars (1,4)

23 More than one hearing insult - bar involved (9)

24 Do wrong in attempt to provide drink (6)

25 Worried, head of Abbotsleigh having to stay in school nursing it (8)

Down

1 Endless money in old gaming house (6)

2 Block damaged van, one on left (5)

3 A slight injury causing one to withdraw (7)

4 Perks infer gifts – been worried? (6,8)

6 Criminal erupted, it’s alleged (7)

7 Plot involving a shop attendant (9)

8 Seeing that note is genuine (7)

9 Illegal trading, daring sideline abroad (7,7)

15 Fruit drink that’s delicious in the East (9)

16 Follows, holding trooper’s original silver identity discs (3,4)

17 Treason involved a politician (7)

18 A sailor reportedly set about (7)

19 A goddess duke entertained (6)

21 Doctor behind plan (5)

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The Hindu Crossword No. 2753August 24, 2013