MISCELLANEOUS

The Hindu Crossword No. 8454

Across

1 Loaf yours for the making with this ingredient (4,5)

5 Metrical foot (4)

8 Prefix to many Scottish surnames (3)

9 Attire oneself elaborately (7)

10 Wheeled vehicle (3)

11 Tickled trout for the teacher (5)

12 Severely simple nation-wide economy (9)

13 Melodious composition (7)

15 A severe treatment going backwards (6)

17 Support for a lame person (6)

18 Attendant of priest (7)

21 Bat here in disarray — needs to be dormant for a season (9)

22 In the beginning help turns up for the sub-continent (5)

24 Belonging to us (3)

25 The importance of being serious (7)

26 Indian who lives outside his country (1,1,1)

27 Prepare for a change of diet (4)

28 Self-employed chap who has had a busy day (6,3)

Down

1 Change in body indicating its state of disease (7)

2 Why one hears chat about a craft (5)

3 Super covers for dirty work (8)

4 Oppose the sister somehow (6)

5 Artist to leave a mark on you? (13)

6 Group of contrivances in organised system (9)

7 Stick of coloured chalk (6)

9 Straightforward system of electricity (6,7)

14 Reposed in deep sleep (9)

16 Despicable lowest part of structure? (8)

17 Collusion for partnership (6)

19 Stimulation in spirit (7)

20 Speedup cylinder (6)

23 Some tough stuff brought up from the pit (5)