MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 7848

Across

1 One in Los Angeles, California who is not clerical (6)

4 Early morning with A1 in the city, is a disaster (8)

10 Declared as an equal, can compete (7)

11 She has managed a first-class title (7)

12 Ruthlessly cuts down expenses (4)

13 To change what's kinky maybe shattering (10)

16 Father to rent proper tool for boring shafts (6)

17 Thrift exercised by small company getting in disposal money (7)

20 Vehicle becoming stuck in mud brought to a standstill (7)

21 Test quarter affected with species of flies causing sleeping sickness (6)

24 Dejected tyrant covering northern retreat (10)

25 Matures as one grows old (4)

27 Tail one wags in delight (7)

29 Keep going on about how to use an embrocation (3,2,2)

30 Flourish a cereal bowl (8)

31 Imitated the French first and passed abruptly (6)

Down

1 Thrash the beast on the lam in a frenzy (8)

2 Utterly miserable when examining a sunken vessel? (2,3,6)

3 Account he keeps with pain (4)

5 League match (8)

6 Not against making an enemy (10)

7 A nit who aroused a brief interest (3)

8 Young beginner longs to be at sea with the fleet (6)

9 Improves text before publication (5)

14 What the slow climber asks for when the alarm rings (4,2,3,2)

15 Remember to ring for a baby sitter (4,2,4)

18 Pen to key workers about the lamps hanging from the roof (8)

19 Embarrassed about a misshapen nose, it's thought (8)

22 Raved to erring boy to qualify his word (6)

23 Put into operation to ruin English (5)

26 Jack is to live with French priest (4)

28 She takes up with a lawman (3)

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