CRYPTIC CLUES

PUZ­ZLE 14099

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure -

ACROSS

1 Move or shoot back for ex­am­ple (5) 4 Plun­der piled so hap­haz­ardly (7) 8 Refuse to ob­serve a re­quest for si­lence (3) 9 Ex­pert in money mat­ters; i.e. in franc con­ver­sion (9) 10 They fuss over de­tails and burst into tantrums (7) 11 Ten dol­lars for a bird (5) 13 Char­ac­ter­is­tics be­gin hold­ing one

back (6) 15 Minded be­ing watched (6) 18 Petal shaped fold (5) 19 Agrees to put the lot in bonds (7) 21 Yet they would be a help in handto-hand fight­ing (5,4) 23 Bird re­turns price­less cos­tume (3) 24 Put off by act that in­cluded a song (7) 25 It is well used by desert trav­ellers (5)

DOWN

1 See tapir be moved to part of the zoo (4,3) 2 Dry-heated in or­der to lose mois­ture (9) 3 Small and mis­chievous the Span­ish fin­ish in Paris (5) 4 De­scrib­ing Ham­let and his dif­fi­culty (6) 5 Screen I wrenched open (7) 6 Charm­ing fea­ture of Ja­panese dress (3) 7 Un­caught crim­i­nals are still at it (5) 12 Soap, wa­ter - what next? (9) 14 To agree com­pletely (7) 16 Talk about be­ing sec­ond in Olympic event (7) 17 Took a hard look at var­i­ous trades (6) 18 Af­fected to have led a model life (5) 20 Catch a girl with noth­ing on (5) 22 Suf­fer from par­tial fail­ure (3)

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