MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 7788

Across

1 Commanding Officer and foreign sailors misunderstood his language (7)

5 Chopra breaks dried coconut kernel (6)

9 Parrot mother crow's cry (5)

10 Next after eighty-ninth (9)

11 Consistent hospital attendant (7)

12 Prepares installation of State's chief dearie (7)

13 Allays Oriental sea's waves (5)

14 Being lax, I got a blob for musical accompaniment (9)

16 Easily managed and fit to cultivate (9)

19 A skull in front (5)

21 Guaranteed a wretched duress (7)

23 State of the Indian in Horse Artillery (7)

24 Former Romanian strongman causes cue to be revised (9)

25 First-class quarter, but there's din! (5)

26 Shoots from ambush (6)

27 Pre-noon refreshment (7)

Down

1 Public access to a mode of admission to higher studies (6,8)

2 Goes back and yields again (7)

3 Internally fashionable hospital rooms (7)

4 The sort of towel for darling company doctor (9)

5 One who gives a thrashing? (5)

6 At first congratulate an Indian village official (7)

7 Where I became involved in camera carriage (7)

8 Pot companions' thorax? (5,2,7)

15 Where drinkers would love to be (4-5)

17 Sailors ain't disposed to play truant (7)

18 Makes more showy jump-start on a northern State (5,2)

19 Fix a ranger gone astray (7)

20 Scrutinise an Oriental test, apparently (7)

22 Small quantities prescribed to be taken (5)

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