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The Hindu Crossword 8663

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1 Red rugs to be spread in shop selling medicines etc. (9)

5 Clothing to provide partial redressal (5)

8 A large man but somehow able to walk (8)

9 Old general caught by a police officer is lost to the world (6)

11 Large quantities of paper (5)

12 Story in childlike style about d'deserter (9)

13 More angry kind of colour (6)

14 Troops with a strict schedule, initially tough (8)

16 Nought and cross connect two old universities (8)

18 Compensating equivalent in a kind of printing (6)

22 The most advanced military units in battle (5,4)

23 Creature that arrived and left (5)

24 Stockings for Poles only? Silly! (6)

25 Delicate ornamentation that could almost fill one with endless avarice (8)

26 Mysterious eastern lake (5)

27 Kind of cricket stroke needs five afresh (9)

Down 1 Sketch of city in U.P. in dark setting (7)

2 Criticise unexpected pub raid (7)

3 Overcoming the urge to buy resins escalates difficulty (5,10)

4 Confessing to having property (6)

5 Unhappiness at a detective inspector's appeasement (15)

6 A recluse before time, oddly (7)

7 Wise step in a quandary (7)

10 Tested and subjected to court proceedings (5)

15 Once more an advantage (5)

16 Illegal act of a receiver (7)

17 Chicken beginning to rot in a water heater (7)

19 Is Ramu a potential Japanese warrior? (7)

20 Organic compound, a part of TNT (7)

21 The idea that meat contains lithium (6)


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