MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 2565

Across

1 Neglectful of duty, Quentin led astray (10)

6 Old garment, article obtained on the way

back (4)

9 Warrior in SA painting, unfinished one (7)

10 National issue (7)

12 Girl in very large city church (5)

13 The osprey's adapted — that's the trick! (3,6)

14 Mountain shop's first around to cut down on fish (7,4)

16 Bird, wren, was flying round ring (7,4)

20 I threaten naughty girl (9)

22 Better public function (5)

23 Spot inhabited by American bear (7)

24 Old copper's shown holding head of sea creature (7)

25 Organ — new make (4)

26 12 in. spanner unsuitable for the motorist? (10)

Down

1 Deny any connection with small island situated within NI county (6)

2 Sad songs, last to be broadcast about soldiers (7)

3 Italian girl giving support to former PM in a state (5,8)

4 Dickens character — one with a bit of

humour, he appears in Peru after revolution (5,4)

5 A street in New York that's filthy (5)

7 Direct extra to spot (7)

8 Fighting a lawsuit (6)

11 See writer boot out vacuous young man- about-town (6,7)

15 Left vessel nearby to indulge in horseplay (4,5)

16 Current of air well above river Thames town (7)

17 Jotter found in flat underneath record (7)

18 Modest tea set out (6)

19 Piece of sponge eaten by timid type for dessert (6)

21 Tabloid's leader, article on good rounddance (5)

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