MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 2691

Across

1 Frost? Sounds like it could be a piece of poetry (4)

3 Pity padre breaking original of
rock `n' roll Beatles' record (3,7)

10 Outlaw dead? Rope's frayed (9)

11 US soldier getting back in vehicle for a smoke (5)

12 Rash girl, the Parisienne after ring (7)

13 Let about nine off, being merciful (7)

14 Flyer given out by PA in front of prison? (9,4)

17 Toy owls entranced cuckoo (7,6)

21 Communications link arranged in hotel (7)

22 Official ban therefore must include male graduate (7)

24 Programmed machine in part of plant
to check blood group (5)

25 School one attended with girl
friend close to Chester (4,5)

26 Bodyguards in action against

European spiking drinks (10)

27 Letters should get one a job (4)

Down

1 Revolutionary annoyed humanitarian organisation (3,5)

2 Prophet some stoned, leader of sect (5)

4 A monk embracing a bishop in a state (7)

5 Go round in still ascending tramcar (7)

6 Weapon that's caused row to flare up? (10,4)

7 Stupidly obstinate, as Napoleon
was shown to be? (3-6)

8 River (Italian) full of fish? Just the
opposite - an unusual thing (6)

9 Drink, sweetish - new lot ordered (3,4,7)

15 Bobby studies list (9)

16 Protest about despicable person, a party member (8)

18 Ham - pile it on (7)

19 Odd sea term for a vessel (7)

20 An angelic being - apprentice is full of her (6)

23 Treasure-trove, in part, is reminiscent
of the past (5)