CRYPTIC CLUES

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure -

ACROSS

01 Form of wool pro­vided by some sheep (5)

08 Stand­ing di­rec­tive for road users (8)

09 Uni­form the leader re­quired for an oc­ca­sion (5)

10 Funny chap TV and press are brought in to study (8)

11 Fin­ish do­ing a head­stand (3,2)

12 Sailor pos­si­bly low on cig­a­rettes (3)

16 De­cline to make a fur­ther grant? (6)

17 One way a man may get lost (6)

18 A beard may help to make a jaw neater (3)

23 Ar­rival time (5)

24 Chips for com­put­ers (8)

25 Point out a de­vice for climber (5)

26 Peo­ple may have to put up with her (8)

27 A stone may bar the way (5)

DOWN

02 Per­fume the French sell with hes­i­ta­tion (8)

03 Many had made cer­tain they would be blamed (8)

04 The com­pany in love with a girl (6)

05 Stop be­ing an out­sider (5)

06 Boy gets pass in (5)

07 Joins up in de­fence of the skunk (5)

12 Meal - pos­si­bly In­dian, Chi­nese or Rus­sian (3)

13 Hur­ried from Grand Cen­tral (3)

14 Im­pres­sive form of in­dus­trial ac­tion (8)

15 Bu­gler’s ul­ti­mate job (4,4)

19 Things said about fifty plan­ets (6)

20 Climb the whole range (5)

21 Swings round and goes off (5)

22 Good man - to­tally stable (5)

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