MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 2679

Across

1 Exactness shown by a c-clergyman's office (8)

5 Opposed opening to anonymous piece of poetry (6)

9 This shows what it should cost pair attending reserve game (5,3)

10 Kidnapping succeeded, of course (6)

12 Sound asleep toddler, two, had gone off holding end of rattle (4,2,3,5)

14 This rascal has runny cold, nurse (9)

16 Sign right in the centre of Spanish port (5)

17 Roman Catholic priest's inside showing historical object (5)

19 Title of fancy wine shop across river (9)

21 This process in a works produces pies (7,7)

24 Gold found aboard rickety tram - that's a shock (6)

25 A filbert gets girl on the head (8)

26 Shy male does badly in front of troop's leader (6)

27 Put off accepting tin or bottle (8)

Down

1 Plant, iris, adapts astonishingly (10)

2 US city, elegant in the past (7)

3 Butler may make threat if article's withdrawn (5)

4 Hire home on river for school (12)

6 Vehicle insurance required round posh Canadian city (9)

7 Shake top of rowan, an excellent specimen (7)

8 Italian novelist bringing in hard copy (4)

11 Race stall peeling? Needs to be treated (7,5)

13 Poor sitcom involved a typesetter (10)

15 Handles the devil by devious means (9)

18 US writer's upset, taken in by fat cat (7)

20 Heartless girl wearing bonnet? It keeps locks in place (7)

22 Female graduate from an ancient land (5)

23 Element of excitement (4)

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