MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 2646



Across

1 Wild herb found around Virginia (6)

4 Excellent start in field event (4,4)

10 Quirky individual's wrong to make an exception (3,3,3)

11 Flower festival - opening washed out (5)

12 Language used by Pat, a milkman (5)

13,14 Housing for the elderly Roman

Catholic? To me, deeds must be altered (9,13)

18,20 Q. What number of workmen does

it take to fix a bulb? A ... (4,5,4,5,4)

23 Run out to centre of Detroit for engine part (5)

24 More out East written about article in lord's home (5)

25 Difficult to understand about rumour in church (9)

26 Ride in 8 without daughter, a sponger (8)

27 Hunting dog, black, appearing with bird (6)

Down

1 Caught, out in steep rocky place in armoured vehicle (5,3)

2 Deem vacuum kaput? Not one bit of use, handbook (4,5)

3 Tent German males unfolded for bodyguards (9-2-4)

5 At home on the open sea? Mostly (2,3,4)

6 A hunter with his lance breaking cover (6,9)

7 First one to leave ship, say (5)

8 Secretary approaching frightfully dear row of shops (6)

9 Stud manager (4)

15 Complicated chat with cool customer, ultimately an advocate of mob rule (9)

16 Name sci-fi character losing pounds in narrow escape (4,5)

17 Rescue dog, that's lost its tail (8)

19 Refuse to speak about thrash at college (4,2)

21 One beyond help used up last of water (5)

22 Power required for sudden acceleration (4)