Solution will appear inThe Hindu in Schooldated March 1, 2013. Solution No. 11045

Across

1 Mental (anag) (6)

4 Much sought-after

family of plants (6)

8 Dig — rummage (5)

9 Finance — excellent! (7)

10 Local way of speaking (7)

11 German prisoner-of-war camp for officers (5)

12 Awarded medals (9)

17 Furious (informal) (5)

19 Sudden violent attack (7)

21 Newspaper — diary (7)

22 Comms code for R (5)

23 Professional killer (3,3)

24 Accumulation of

electricity (6)

Down

1 Affectedly genteel (2-2-2)

2 Wild duck (7)

3 Female relative (5)

5 Sympathetic

understanding (7)

6 Lodging place (5)

7 Torrential rain (6)

9 (Make) a yowling sound (9)

13 Virtuoso passage for

soloist in a concerto (7)

14 Percussionist (7)

15 Hebrew prophet in the time of Jezebel (6)

16 Oh mate! (anag) (2,4)

18 Leap (over) (5)

20 Wife of Abraham (5)