MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 7508

Across

1 After a bit of delay, embassy makes a confession (9)

5 Special, unbeatable service in room (5)

8 With care, belt can be made into an ornamental chain (8)

9 The way a good man grabs a big plant (6)

11 Rodent with punch carried by Air India (5)

12 Another British aberration that is loathsome (9)

13 Threefold kind of voice (6)

14 Aversion to girl's preference (8)

16 With Ada, I came for a fresh spell of scholastic life (8)

18 It covers the front of the viewer (6)

22 Intensely dislike — theYeti? (9)

23 Serious danger for every Spanish article (5)

24 Chemical compounds from the mid-sea perhaps (6)

25 Soak in a spiced mixture before cooking (8)

26 Mixture of metals (5)

27 Quota for everyone not met, oddly (9)

Down

1 Leaders in archery destroy crossbow (7)

2 The magnitude of suitable action to achieve an end (7)

3 Very idle place is restructured for distribution of mail outside normal hours (7,8)

4 Emetic extracted from unripe cacao pod (6)

5 Beyond which nothing can be absorbed (10,5)

6 Do not grow so old, immortal (7)

7 Make eligible for championship, following directions (7)

10 Seat of authority (5)

15 Such fever can be contained right in a small glass bottle (5)

16 State of a research place a master found (7)

17 Avoiding contact with a gathering (7)

19 Hurried back with speed to tell a story (7)

20 Illness that is mental? I stand corrected (7)

21 Sell goods — to the consumer perhaps (6)

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