The Hindu Crossword 11855

November 18, 2016 03:11 am | Updated 03:11 am IST

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Across

  • 9. A black girl gathering scrap, to gain central area's contract (7)
  • 10. Fitting an arrow is no ordinary chore primarily, Lord! (7)
  • 11. Fools crossing over pits (7)
  • 12. LG takes a rupee, remodels set that's biggest (7)
  • 13. Facial feature bruised badly, nose bleeds intermittently (9)
  • 15. Plant, small measure including eggs' primarily invigorating (5)
  • 16. Cheated leader to go, last character to supervise fall (7)
  • 19. Us, characters without brain, nasty essentially to be the head (7)
  • 20. Contract upgraded concealing malfunction (3,2)
  • 21. Finding daughter is absent, son takes over to appeal (9)
  • 25. Mostly allergy is terrible (7)
  • 26. Extensive PR issued; is deceitful (7)
  • 28. Article returned; has wrong ideas on spirits (7)
  • 29. Gamble with money in part of church (7)

Down

  • 1. Parties demand to include graduate in place of beginner on Sunday (6)
  • 2. Filmed perhaps, adult film without cut at last around end of January (1-5)
  • 3. Customs without origin lead to poems (4)
  • 4. Landlord to an extent collects nothing but rent primarily (6)
  • 5. In the existing circumstances, to tour New York including Los Angeles in return is a test (8)
  • 6. Without colour, it's pain almost, sentimental without a point (10)
  • 7. Trying to design more sites to eliminate spam primarily (8)
  • 8. Priest somehow gets leave for self-serving thoughts (3,5)
  • 14. Live at empty docks, lying over used drapes and sheets (10)
  • 16. Speaking slowly on arthouses' essential value (8)
  • 17. Blend in, otherwise exit without drama avoiding odd characters (8)
  • 18. Writer to test first (8)
  • 22. Say, actress Judi while crossing road gets wet (6)
  • 23. It is stupidity for princess to wear nothing as it is cold outside (6)
  • 24. Gratineed legumes retaining thorn (6)
  • 27. First man should chop off woman's head (4)

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