MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 2606

Across

1 Frequent public house (11)

7 Spring from rafter? Not quite (3)

9 For example, it may be served with piece of gammon (3)

10 One bringing an action in court about flat in country (11)

11 Of incalculable value, diamonds left in cupboard (9)

12 Greek character identified from epithet? Aristotle (5)

13 Sob, drunk, by counter, and disparage one's own products (3,8,4)

16 Bird deafening a pilot, when flying (3-6,6)

17 Difficult and problematic drunk (5)

19 Cartoon cat — terribly sly match, by the sound of it (9)

21 Comfort found by Saracen? Sure, in the wars (11)

22 Bird, domesticated one with head chopped off (3)

23 Pompous person in gas station (3)

24 Be aware of Dutch painter going round steamship for no reason (11)

Down

1 Contemptible fellow importing Ecstasy (5)

2 One may help one get a better image (10,5)

3 Its members should know the score (9)

4 The plant associated with Blakeney? (9)

5 Book, in the end reduced (5)

6 Novelist could make fortune penning one after end of course (5)

7 Instructions produced since trio recast (5,10)

8 Almost lost governor in Russian city (9)

13 Face irate criminal in self-service restaurant (9)

14 No decline, possibly, in sloth (9)

15 Piece written about one standing over grave, having lost son (legendary character) (9)

18 Jobs — first of tinkers seeks information (5)

19 Father given new alarm (5)

20 Runs over friend in motoring event (5)

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