MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 8839

Across

1 No good: 500 BEST breakdowns have to be written off (3,5)

6 Asoka to boot (4)

9 Emma Wheeler, the American poet, for one (6)

10 Disgrace heaped on Air Force head (7)

13 Traveller fancies aren't in it (9)

14 Hell, no-no surmise (5)

15 Stunner in Karnataka youth hostel (4)

16 With not all rats at the unfinished pantry, I make pasta (10)

19 These offer a "who's who" display (4-6)

21 Sadhu lays out a skirt (4)

24 Half a score accept approval for sign (5)

25 This amin wanders to the East for drug (9)

26 Dare law to mete out harsh treatment (3,4)

27 Twice about taking U.S. soldier in area (6)

28 Pronounced befuddlement for calendar periods (4)

29 Approaching the well-known, I'm replacing the Orient (8)

Down

2 Competence in dealing with laity confused about some bits (7)

3 Order put out last month to rush no end (6)

4 It was used in snappy situations in the past (3,6)

5 Wanting in Franciscan theologians (5)

7 Filled to the capacity of the hall (7)

8 Determine tax needs to be abolished (12)

11 Withdraw from Florida by a small measure (6)

12 How a bored person in hospital feels (4,3,5)

17 Turmoil over lame reaction to dreadful storm (9)

18 Marine animal absorbs water (6)

20 Give place to lay a road (4,3)

22 News agency firm about foreign sailors spotting fabulous animal (7)

23 Jack to gas in typical language (6)

25 Turmeric from an Arunachal district (5)



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