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The Hindu Crossword No. 9277

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Across

 1 Produces what are ‘special’ in a film (7)

 5 Not clothed, cheerleader boy comes after international (6)

 9 Place the extra large in mine (5)

10 Reprimand — advice to one wearing clothes ostentatiously? (5, 4)

11 Abstain from the chorus? (7)

12 Sailor with one single mother-of-pearl (7)

13 Extracts from Tamil Kshatriyas (5)

14 They hold the power (3)

16 Capital — as cups and saucers come, for example (5)

17 A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s, F’s, G’s … (5)

20 Proceed to a State famous for tourism (3)

21 A blow — nothing more — to one’s zest for life (5)

23 Retort by angry male writer (7)

25 Dad to see a second-rate prize fighter (7)

26 Writer’s tip retrieved after conveyance of receptacle for rubbish (6,3)

27 All about to enter the island (5)

28 A weaver of webs (6)

29 Sir, Atul disrupted ceremonies (7)

Down

 1 How tests are conducted in a laboratory (14)

 2 Handy quantity (of dollars, cinematically speaking) (7)

 3 Takes forty winks (so the mice might play!) (7)

 4 Not a fairy-tale conclusion to a story (3,6)

 5 Rule mandated partially by body of Mohammedan theologians (5)

 6 Stand waiter goes around fool to get a variety of melon (7)

 7 A physician, not exactly ours, is passionate (7)

 8 Yet we do speak of underwear! (14)

15 Schoolboy’s accessory for pointed tip (9)

18 Where a machan may be built (7)

19 Bushed wildly about a secondary title (7)

21 Beau to annoy social worker (7)

22 Army Medical Officer upset after undue cost of a vision defect (7)

24 Space opener? (5)

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