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The Hindu Crossword No. 2800

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Solution No. 2799

Across

Depressed facing autumn in America, and heavy rain (8)

First aid received by soldiers (6)

Secret meeting about chapter in a novel badly written (8)

10 Bound to spoil alcoholic drink (6)

11 Hanger-on given refuge by church (5)

12 In which to deposit odd things, a few wife left out (5,4)

14 Masseurs may mix socially (3,9)

18 A cut he showed off out on Wensleydale river — classy gear (5,7)

21 Missile is fired in front of stand — a big brute (5,4)

23 Bishop elected to start game (5)

24 Close to Edinburgh, soldier’s after a good Scottish dish (6)

25 Top of the bill set off on vessel (4,4)

26 Wizard dramatist and author of children’s books (6)

27 Place for fruit, old variety, extremely ruddy (8)

Down

Tame code broken, broken by the Italian (6)

Victor, film director (6)

Rather good hand from capacity crowd (4,5)

Explorer from Scottish town close to shore (11)

A fraction to one side (5)

Shabby magistrate, a Communist (3-5)

Around noon, son seen playing in folly (8)

13 Worthiest novel written in Greek? I may get a little credit (11)

15 Poet getting praise in speech by king taking place (4,5)

16 Cut slice of meat quickly (4,4)

17 Insult about a French port? (8)

19 One name certain to give cover (6)

20 Premium for naval ship . . . (6)

22 . . . put up — extra is excusable, partly (5)

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