MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 7825

Across

1 Thought about creed, felt awful (9)

5 A dealer tries to include warning (5)

8 Enemy intended, reportedly, to bathe with warm water (6)

9 Map line connecting places equally hot (8)

11 Seconds of an honest judoist usually show gumption (4)

12 Cobra, new here, produces extreme loathing (10)

14 Very drunk, losing head in children's game of numbers (5)

15 Assign again a genuine set of things for auction (7)

16 It gives the speaker some standing (7)

17 More aged tree (5)

19 The hue to make one cringe, become embarrassed (4-6)

20 A story in the end, say (4)

22 Good man showered, became tense (8)

23 Bachelor, correct and clever (6)

24 Poles embrace American: a girl (5)

25 Master can spell out religious ceremony (9)

Down

1 Civilise an arbiter in the east (6)

2 "Drama oft slows us" — odd remark which is likely to be proved wrong by events (6,4,5)

3 Stake put up in volcano (4)

4 In the U.S. I cursed too badly: that was boorish (12)

5 Later, coming later than minors (10)

6 Timeless situation involving three, popular theme for stories (7,8)

7 Big blow booked by the Bard (7)

10 Nobleman's right as interpreted in atypical behaviour (12)

13 The draw of the magnet perhaps (10)

16 Declines two notes hidden in misleading actions (7)

18 Seven persons signing... (6)

21 ... a song in Bulgarian opera (4)

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