MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 7783

Across

1 What navigable rivers are classified as in the nation's balance sheet? (7, 6)

9 Use your eyes to spot things (4, 3)

10 A little space for the French stable man? (3, 4)

11 Strength of character (4)

12 Thrust violently to plug with points (6)

14 False statement of the client found here (3)

16 Unless he knows the melody, correct pitch cannot be taken (8)

17 Searches blindly in the dark (6)

19 Urge for a shelter somewhere (6)

21 Going off round the corner (2, 3, 3)

24 Solid rock found in the forest (3)

25 It causes great fear and spreads panic (6)

26 Tips to eject venom, maybe (4)

28 Bound by contract to perform gag in need (7)

30 Device assisting breathing in therapeutic vapours (7)

31 What allies should do is not to sit apart, apparently (5, 8)

Down

2 Ideally perfect but impracticable (7)

3 It is uphill going getting a little more money (4)

4 Unnecessary pointers to the south (8)

5 Often ill and in poor condition (6)

6 Breaks again to give way under pressure here (3)

7 Roll on top of the slut someway (7)

8 I'm a person rightly pretending to be another (12)

9 Old cavalryman who didn't carry much weight (5, 7)

13 It is gross to have soil on celery tip (6)

15 Staircase to the jet set (6)

18 Making slightly angry on any excuse (8)

20 Sudden fear regarding commercial transport from the east (7)

22 Reject unwanted attention (7)

23 Trust in good reputation (6)

27 Hit to kill (4)

29 Weapon of destruction (3)

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