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The Hindu Crossword No. 9244

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Across

 1 What prolonged exposure to a big star may cause (9)

 5 Singular term for a sharp weapon (5)

 8 Strong praise for a carbonated drink mentioned in a record (English) (8)

 9 Vegetable which, if hot, is best left untouched (6)

11 Rows that cause evidence of crying, say (5)

12 Individual quirk seen in an isle upset miners (9)

13 Engine part displayed by a hydroscopist on a high (6)

14 Provide an alert in advance of a wren (redhead) revolting (8)

16 Where one may have to be patient! (8)

18 A place for prayer in a part of the head (6)

22 The element that a U.S. impost knocked out (9)

23 Belonging to them is the first of trustees, the one to inherit (5)

24 A colour with zero scope (6)

25 The last one in the side takes part in a channel event half-heartedly (8)

26 Upright before the court (5)

27 A bit hot, soldier gets back into a wood in anticipation (9)

Down

 1 Jump suddenly to constrain deserters to return (5,2)

 2 Coins in a prison the Spanish started stripping (7)

 3 Shooter’s aid that makes the choicest piglets run (10,5)

 4 In a dictionary (English), master finds a word for abnormal swelling (6)

 5 They are on the lookout for shoplifters (5,10)

 6 Wind instrument puts Cora in a tizzy (7)

 7 Perform or take one’s place at the post of commissionaire (7)

10 Spy or a spy at first with no work (5)

15 Lacking imagination, Indian doctor pockets little money (5)

16 Skeletal part, a fashionable bit of the skeleton (7)

17 Locate it at a Trade Union site somehow (7)

19 Old European money that a swine found around marshy land reportedly (7)

20 Listeners much favoured within the range of sound (7)

21 One taking a leisurely walk is more fit around the start of morning (6)


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