MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 7917

Across

1 He writes his own story (14)

9 Loses by penalty (8)

10 She is relatively pleasant about one point (5)

12 A very long period of time (4)

13 A wild glen where two planes meet (5)

14 Diesel oil used in heavy vehicles (4)

17 A fellow from across the Atlantic (8)

18 Social position in relation to others (6)

20 Edward also made an impatient sound (6)

22 Birds for a firm to carp about (8)

25 Spoken examination (4)

26 Deteriorate and become rotten (5)

27 Chance upon a discovery (4)

30 Raise aloft a large number of people (5)

31 Impressions of ideas (8)

32 Holy man begging someone to darn his holey socks? (9,5)

Down

2 Cosy pair (7)

3 Polish the leather (4)

4 Type of relation from the east (8)

5 What follows a logical conclusion (6)

6 Authors put into internment (4)

7 Resistance wire of an electric heater (7)

8 Discounts one's holiday entitlements? (6,5)

11 Sudden widespread disaster (11)

15 More learned about having wires twisted (5)

16 Remain fixed to the rod (5)

19 Oriental connected by blood (8)

21 Iridescent glass (7)

23 I burst into song when I drink this wine (7)

24 Mythological priestess in charge was supremely daring (6)

28 Double-headed button (4)

29 Petty quarrel between lovers (4)