MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 9219

Across

 1 Grant the authority for his entering a EU country (9)

 5 Stake the Spanish had in a popular nut (5)

 8 Fidgety? Don’t relax so much (8)

 9 Lack of it could make the House unable to act (6)

11 Down under one finds gas (5)

12 State of a soul in A-1 transport (9)

13 A bare state that needs no cover (6)

14 Cry about old unit of length and pay money (5,3)

16 Major means of communication that proceed from the heart (8)

18 Dead to the world was this old general in a special garb (6)

22 Greatness of a tulip made artificially (9)

23 Adversary, one of those booked by Sheridan (5)

24 A victory, due and affirmed (6)

25 Offer shares to all (2,6)

26  Get together for a service (5)

27  Unexpectedly finds an upper-class man’s co-op defaulting (5, 4)

Down

 1 Miserable and” ___! The very word is like a bell to toll me back…..” (Ode to a Nightingale)(7)

 2 Do a bunk with sailor, runner-up (non-English) (7)

 3 Select cool trims, adapted as what hobbyists crave (10,5)

 4 Offensive remark from a vain sultry maiden (6)

 5 Vegetables that a EU state produces (8,7)

 6 Divided, a party creates a violent storm (7)

 7 Severely reprimand essayist Elia, a good man (7)

10 A dish, American, hot, in South India (5)

15 One leaves mastermind for an animal grouping (5)

16 "A Gas Stove” – a novel about middle class people (3-4)

17 Greek character, wearing a coat upside down needs starch (7)

19 Cover up new love afresh with old record (7)

20 Bird finds a place in flight (7)

21 British engineers shape a change for the better (6)

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