MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword 8500



Across

1 The help fits a shaped union on track (9)

5 Average Pole's wherewithal (5)

8 Protection given for a prize in sports (6)

9 Clear ban, somehow, on something difficult to get rid of (8)

11 I study a figure on the desktop (4)

12 Utterly wearied, drilled body (5,5)

14 Badly want a bit of yolk of brownish-orange colour (5)

15 Froth on liquor, a help for the pub worker (7)

16 Rubbish, I said, was hot (7)

17 A river - it runs back around a point (5)

19 Explained in great detail, as a boxing match might be? (4-2-4)

20 Nonsense included in expressing affection (4)

22 Practically equal in quality (2,4,2)

23 A priest to look for water (6)

24 To make improvements, journalist accommodates people (5)

25 One coming out could be taunted, harassed (9)

Down

1 Outdated chap, old German guard wrapped in metal film (6)

2 Hegel puts foot in comically with a trivial, unintended mistake in speech (4,2,3,6)

3 The attraction of influence (4)

4 Can a tax on rice be made into an aggravation? (12)

5 Hindu lawmaker writing a document (10)

6 Getting used to acclaim, is it not a novelty? (15)

7 Bundled article included in what a girl ate (7)

10 Pass close to the directors but be neglected (2,2,3,5)

13 Work strenuously to treat bloated sow (5,5)

16 Clasp half of them, a pair (7)

18 Weak notes on festival (6)

21 Culpability, say, with a false appearance of excellence (4)



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