Solution will appear inThe Hindu in Schooldated August 19, 2013. Solution No. 11290

Across

5 Device holding a wax light (11)

7 Flop — load of money (4)

8 Audacity (8)

9 Laugh disrespectfully (7)

11 Make a froggy sound (5)

13 Take it easy (5)

14 Brother of Mary and

Martha, raised by Jesus

from the dead (7)

16 TV report of recent

events (8)

17 Pith helmet (4)

18 Central American

capital city (3,8)

Down

1 Treat with disdain (4)

2 Burn unsteadily (7)

3 Socially pretentious

person (5)

4 Italian restaurant (8)

5 Sovereign’s orb,

sceptre etc (5,6)

6 Federal capital of

Malaysia (5,6)

10 One of London’s

four professional

associations for

barristers and judges (5,3)

12 Prisoner (7)

15 Unit of measurement

for the proportion of

gold in an alloy (5)

17 Neat (4)