the cross­words

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 He’ll do! (3,2,6)

9 Per­fectly good chaps but still on pro­ba­tion (7)

10 One big bird or two be­low par (5)

11 Sell dam­aged lengths of cloth (4) 12 Rag­man up­set by bill for brandy (8) 14 Spread out (6)

16 Be back in time for a se­ri­ous dis­cus­sion (6) 18 Pa­tient hav­ing had to give up work (8) 19 But they could be even for the bet­ter (4) 22 Yet such a mar­riage won’t end in the di­vorce court (5)

23 Free de­liv­ery (7)

24 A warn­ing of some blow to come (5,6)

DOWN

2 It’s hard hit when iron­work­ers strike (5) 3 Un­re­peat­able start of fairy story (4) 4 Main­tain a lock up (6)

5 One who hasn’t made a score in years (8) 6 Ron goes to Gaza in or­der to get ma­te­rial (7) 7 Irate, took food to ex­cess (11)

8 Treat speech broad­cast as a sign of bias in class (8,3)

13 Un­usual for one (8)

15 He quib­bles about suits af­ter the bill goes up (7)

17 He has the skills to make a suit (6) 20 Amer­i­can lawyer with­out force or emo­tion (5) 21 Give a sig­nal and slow down (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 To stall (4,3,4)

9 Old hand (7)

10 Started (5)

11 Put in jeop­ardy (4) 12 Cease to flow (8) 14 Tol­er­ate (6)

16 One’s pro­fes­sion (6) 18 Climb­ing irons (8) 19 Sud­den mis­for­tune (4) 22 Dark­ness (5)

23 Mus­lim (7)

24 Just now (2,3,6)

DOWN

2 A wa­ter lily (5) 3 En­closed area near build­ing (4)

4 Elab­o­rately dec­o­rated (6) 5 Long light sledge (8) 6 Pow­er­ful wealthy per­son (7) 7 Al­ter­nate (5,6)

8 A few times (4,2,5)

13 Send away hastily (8) 15 Filled (7)

17 Weak (6)

20 Pale yel­low (5)

21 A stone fruit (4)

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