MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 9445

Gridman

Across

 1 Is without hope of the French couples uniting (8)

 5 By the way, the old are in tiers (6)

10 One who has a taste for food (7)

11 Not correct in the former legislation (7)

12 Runaway to reel off about work (6)

13 Garment swain carelessly wrapped around the woman (8)

15 Chooses to work on empty terraces (4)

16 Actual condition around the front of eroded property (4,6)

18 Its members are in brotherhood (10)

20 Vehicle followed by ultimately distinct vehicle (4)

23 Cravings to fritter away the first of money saved (8)

24 Sidles off to get fuel (6)

26 Conjecturer gathers a small number in a restaurant (7)

27 Apprentice has a fall in ground (7)

28 Setter taking in one small line in agony (6)

29 Eminence among champions is an old hero (8)

Down

 1 How well one can enjoy independence depends on this (6,2,7)

 2 Quiet university solicitor prevented from entering (4,3)

 3 Branch is capturing last of elite hosts (6)

 4 Waste one basic necessity in India (4)

 6 Speculate on sortie he made with abandon (8)

 7 Gangleader sped with a girl in Spanish city (7)

 8 Harm caused by admen’s litter scattered carelessly (15)

 9 As used for many a wipe in the kitchen (9)

14 They are no longer these if they are 20 each (9)

17 Novice to seek alms at hotel hesitantly (8)

19 Comes with a head of radicals, ultra vires (7)

21 Weapons for the foreign football club? (7)

22 One from the Lalooland? (6)

25 Put nothing to the nervous twitch of the ear (4)

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