CRYPTIC CLUES

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure -

ACROSS 1 Rent is ideal for dwelling (11)

9 Ap­peal in French to doc­tor (7)

10 Be prone to ill­ness? (3,2)

11 Shape of eggs at first light (4) 12 His re­la­tions make the

head­lines (8) 14 Find com­pany in one church­man or

another (6)

16 A new bride’s bits and pieces (6) 18 You will know when you’ve got

it (8)

19 Ring smug­gled Al­ge­rian port (4)

22 It’s sort of very loud and strong (5)

23 Cut down a den­tist’s work (7)

24 They are not openly played (6,5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 US oil mag­nate phi­lan­thropist (11)

9 Short of (7)

10 Arched roof (5)

11 Wide­spread prac­tice (4)

12 Aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing (8)

14 Large strong­box (6)

16 Min­i­mum re­quired at­ten­dance (6)

18 Stated in de­tail (8)

19 Dis­parag­ingDis­para re­mark (4)

22 Mar­riage (5)

23 Speak in fal­ter­ing way (7)

24 The nec­es­saryne re­sources (11)

DOWN 2 Un­usu­ally speech­less ac­tor (5) 3 At the start of last month it turned

very cold (4) 4 Good rep­u­ta­tion to con­sider (6) 5 No more to dis­cuss? (4,4) 6 One who helps a su­pe­rior it’s

said (7) 7 Not the best mo­ment to sort things

out (6,5) 8 Noted part-player on stage (5,6) 13 A Ford not go­ing on re­turn trips

(2,3,3) 15 Such nights fig­ured in a fab­u­lous

story (7) 17 Not just ugly (6) 20 The hump in the mid­dle of

bridges (5) 21 A tune-up dur­ing the opera (4)

DOWN

2 3 Hap­pen Malayan (5) dag­ger (4)

4 Cal­cu­late (6)

5 Go on a spree (4,2,2)

6 Par­al­lel of lat­i­tude 0° (7)

7 Un­lim­ited free­dom of ac­tion (5,6)

8 Busi­ness in shares, bonds etc (5,6)

13 Novice (8)

15 Dan­di­fied (7)

17 Type of pic­to­rial puz­zle (6)

20 North African coun­try (5)

21 Give up (4)

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