MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 7643

Across

1 Clemency for one-fourth? (7)

5 Black woman is late on the way out (6)

9 When one is advised to bed — and rise? (5)

10 Rama, Anju and I together cultivate Indian hemp (9)

11 Hat Mantri cornered surreptitiously (7)

12 Shrinks from part of record on dismantled silo (7)

13 Roasted, but not the British. That's admitted! (5)

14 Arouse the feelings of one politician at a southern Mumbai suburb (9)

16 Somehow merges Sen as an errand-boy (9)

19 Understood that Tom retrieved that thing (5)

21 "Attempts" vs. "tries", a variation (7)

23 Disdain of high society possessing almost all of new currency (7)

24 Spying to find paise gone mysteriously (9)

25 Farewell to a god in France (5)

26 Meals dished out by you at first appear to be scanty (6)

27 Mantri — um — phantasmic in carving out a victory (7)

Down

1 In the quiz show he must have all the answers too (8,6)

2 Charge that a car, first-class, is no good on return (7)

3 Your old king in France finally removed the gland (7)

4 Sending back, insisting the king, not the duke, to be the leader (9)

5 Make a mistake or slip (5)

6 Capital of Rajasthan casts out imperfect articles (7)

7 Hi! Wails sadly in Zanzibarian language (7)

8 Experiencing, while going from city to city (7,7)

15 Dry people on Thursday paper (9)

17 Criticism the man makes of a section of Greek choral ode (7)

18 Veni distributed nothing to you and me: how grudging! (7)

19 Aunt's taking it out on the Military Intelligence for the storm (7)

20 Metal case I dismantled with hesitation (7)

22 Unpleasant aspect of treatise a mystic produces (5)