MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 2569

Across

1 Musical chairs initially? Earl'd organised this children's game (4,6)

6 Old French artist almost returned (4)

10 Dance with member next to ring (5)

11 Portray me differently, short-term (9)

12 Statesman, outspoken Liberal, elected (8)

13 Boy found hiding in fitted wardrobe (6)

15 Anticipating signs, dunce goes out (6-8)

18 Prudence, say, giving lucid narrative,

surprisingly (8,6)

19 Fruit in orchard's first row (6)

20 Hint supplied by close friend (8)

23 Understood about odd Sherpa calling for

ammunition (9)

24 Complete madman losing head (5)

25 Pleasant French resort (4)

26 Generally lighter round end of May (also

end of April) (2,3,5)

Down

1 One who shows no emotion given raw

cod, perhaps (4,4)

2 Last to expect mother turning up with

father in Florida resort (5)

3 Clandestine dockland garage needs

sorting out (5-3-6)

4 Bitter when with group under

canvas? (10)

5 Left in the morning with British

essayist (4)

7 Oppose profits being pocketed by

fool (2,7)

8 Withered, a dead butterfly (5)

9 A group of bishops reportedly praises

religious song (5,9)

14 Former PM (Welsh Duke?) (10)

16 A good deal of opportunity to employ

Arab coach (9)

17 Run through train (8)

19 Love good article about king in

newspaper (5)

21 Film star in part — not the leading

character (5)

22 Little Seamus to speak about

heroin (4)