MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 7814

Across

1 One must go before one can do this (4,4)

5 Talk about the French villa (6)

9 Soft, silver metal (7)

10 One who drinks small quantities of alcohol? (7)

11 Low areas brought to level (9)

12 Yearbook has no uniform historical record (5)

13 Almost irritate, by a recall, the vice-president (4)

14 Pai's theme interpreted: "Put yourself in another's place" (9)

17 Stern bids to find flier's home (5,4)

19 Spanish territory (4)

23 Fairly large specimen but without the head (5)

24 More than the lowest point in scale (5,4)

25 Dodo (3,4)

26 A wrong notion about Shakespeare's merchant (7)

27 Seat theologian in the auction (6)

28 Fare sets aflutter these eager consumers (8)

Down

1 Youthful romance in the cattle shed? (4-4)

2 Inmate runs away before the English entertainment (7)

3 Instructions that cannot be lengthy (6)

4 Alternative given free, we're told (13)

6 Chief on each possible source of worry (8)

7 Deplores defective book put out by the school's head (7)

8 Warble about husband in excitement (6)

10 Odessa pianist could be impartial (13)

15 Knife, for example (4,4)

16 Australian game followed by the Under-Secretary is lively (8)

18 Hampered a representative pair of journalists (7)

20 Shakespearean character can feel differently (7)

21 Rich persons walk off with old balance sheet (6)

22 Kid related tales of adventure (6)

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