CRYPTIC # 24413

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure -

ACROSS

1 Where might one pay too much for speed and spliffs? (4,6) 6 Old car of lit­tle value with front fall­ing off (4) 9 Com­man­der at length em­ploys pri­vate ad­min as­sis­tant (6,4) 10 Preacher inspires strong feel­ing (4) 12 Care­fully note a cap­tured en­emy re­turned through small mil­i­tary for­ma­tion (4,2,6) 15 Freshly-brewed tea in pot, served with ul­ti­mate in Ital­ian bread (9) 17 Ex­tremely el­e­gant French woman’s wel­comed as tourist in Cornwall (5) 18 Rail runs through Dundee, say (5) 19 Stranger sup­port­ing un­known num­ber stuck in moun­tain (9) 20 Af­ter Brit snatched stolen ring, agent fired sev­eral shots (12) 24 Poet wants semi-de­tached af­ter re­tir­ing (4) 25 It en­ables one to move around Ital­ian lake cov­ered in sun­screen? (10) 26 End­ing in movie you’d once watched (4) 27 For­tune teller’s work cov­ered by the press in un­con­ven­tional way (10)

DOWN

1 Food cheers, so they say (4) 2 Even though gut­ted small fish is not kosher (4) 3 Though deal’s in­com­plete, pre­sum­ably, one springs into ac­tion (4-2-3-3) 4 Fire in val­ley died out (5) 5 Hus­band has dis­pute in bank that’s less keen to part with money (9) 7 Old type of glue: in­hal­ing it gives you thrill (10) 8 Prospect’s poor for re­cruit­ing RE teach­ers (10) 11 Supped with group of peo­ple fill­ing en­tire pub (8,4) 13 NASA craft hav­ing un­usual cop­per base (5,5) 14 In­sect is tuck­ing into a dead bug (10) 16 Sick of football club get­ting no score, look grim (3-6) 21 Mil­i­tary unit hav­ing mis­er­able time in revo­lu­tion (5) 22 Gym fit­ted with one new type of wood (4) 23 With pa­per round, get­ting up is a re­spon­si­bil­ity (4) Euro­pean sub­sidy (4)

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