The Hindu Crossword 9397

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*Starred clues carry no definition, but their solutions are related to 1 down.


 1 Little woman on ship (a sick model) caught with Chinese incense (4,5)

 6 Hurts the charges (5)

 9 Fruit for Guruvayoor leader taking part in Onam celebrations (5)

10 Capacitors blow up without phosphorus in San Jose country (5,4)

11 Vocal crowd follows the peacekeepers when not given an audience (7)

12 Princess shelters one breaking law in festival (6)

14 Inert explosive (5)

15 Aerial gun goes off, causing acute pain (9)

17 Get going with a set of tools to assemble tracks inside (4-5)

19 Abuse for slogging and missing out on a 6 (5)

20 Vehicle from the east to swerve around in the tunnel (6)

22 Policeman in cricket side needs cooked rice (7)

24 Bad luck hidden in letters that Artemis chanced upon (9)

25 Cut down the slight hope, reportedly, for the Indian TV channel (5)

26 Harry’s best friend is sent back inside to fetch the varnish material (5)

27 Songs and drinks for Oriental at peace (9)


 1 State the bone of contention between two neighbours (5,3,7)

 2 Awfully tiny chest that is man-made (9)

 3 Seasoning herb will go bad when put back inside the closet (7)

 4 Minor attendant (10)

 5 Make up companion for a relationship on the mend (4)

 6 Czech website replaces firm backing music producer, an old Russian royal (7)

 7 *Pole in Oriental country is decapitated (5)

 8 *Anagrams ‘sir held’ by mistake (8,7)

13 Gavel pounder outside the court (10)

16 I entered a Czech site and tentatively agreed about it being made Hellenic (9)

18 *Cook enchiladas without dal (7)

19 *Boy catches note turning up in French website (7)

21 Ground in Quirimbas Islands (5)

23 Headache resulting from missing the first additional payment (4)



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