Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) : 2020-08-25

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hindustant­imes 11 HINDUSTAN TIMES, CHANDIGARH TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 POWERED BY n n n n n n n WORLD thecrosswo­rds PUZZLE 15698 CRYPTIC CLUES © Gemini Crosswords 2018 All rights reserved ACROSS 1 4 7 8 10 12 13 She eats her stew (7) Poet who makes a big hit in American sport (5) Over-disposed to wander (4) Items of clothing used by violinists (1-7) Fast death? (10) Back-biters (6) Starts to play snooker in respites from work (6) Sent crazy by other claims on your attention? (10) Dependant paid for help when needed (8) Boat painter’s material (4) A gesture one doesn’t care to make (5) Horrified by current events? (7) n 15 18 19 20 21 DOWN Conditions laid down for periods in school (5) Leave bin out - it’s very desirable (8) Capital way to buy cups and saucers, for example (6) Where dockers may celebrate a boom? (7,3) A large number and then some is still a large number (4) Puts up some opposition to sister’s new order (7) 9 Dominant reason for saddle-soreness (10) 11 A final observatio­n? (4,4) 12 In a way, it harms the sun god (7) 14 The force of emphasis (6) 16 A number study in anxiety (5) 17 It may guide the traveller over deserts (4) 1 2 3 QUICK CLUES ACROSS DOWN 1 4 7 8 10 12 13 15 18 19 20 21 Distraught (7) Hose (5) Smell strongly (4) Evergreen fragrant shrub (8) Hidden (3,2,5) Equality (6) Glossiness (6) Possession­s (10) Without parallel (8) Incentive (4) Instructio­ns for counsel (5) Argue angrily (7) 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 11 12 14 16 17 Do without (5) An opening (8) Polish composer (6) Perceive true nature of (3,7) Friendly conversati­on (4) To an exorbitant level (3-4) Without preparatio­n (3,3,4) Canadian city (8) Throw into confusion (7) Insincere (6) Suffice (5) Nocturnal, flightless bird (4) 4 5 n 6 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS (15697) CRYPTIC QUICK htsudoku n Fill in all the squares in the grid so that each row, column and each of the 9X9 squares contains all the digits from 1 to 9. DIFFICULTY LEVEL

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