MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 8481

Across

1 Lacking the failing I have (9)

5 Patient under treatment (4)

8 Compete in contest (3)

9 Portent following bad hit below the waist (7)

10 A long time, however, short (3)

11 A plaything for crossbow men? (5)

12 Former pupil with civil employees as spectators (9)

13 Incoming gifts and honours (7)

15 Bring about result (6)

17 Pertaining to residential part of city (6)

18 Sunshade for protection (7)

21 Just trough ie upright (9)

22 A northerner of course (5)

24 Fix responsibility for deed (3)

25 Unearthed what had been buried (7)

26 Company that loves to murmur (3)

27 Left abruptly to seek safety (4)

28 Determine the quality (9)

Down

1 Shows the way to make a film? (7)

2 Deciding heat of game (5)

3 Where one prefers to be when storms rage (7)

4 Entangle in a net (6)

5 The player makes middling progress (6,7)

6 Battered and asymmetrical (9)

7 What is brought out for a cuppa at 4 p.m. (3,3)

9 Not knowing what to do next — no more humorous talents left (2,4,4,3)

14 Strange shape for a long coat (9)

16 One who delivers letters (1,7)

17 You mature somehow what is not yet ready to be reaped (6)

19 Failed to come up to expectations (3,4)

20 Pointed-arch style in architecture (6)

23 Spiny succulent plants (5)

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