the cross­words

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - PUZ­ZLE 14407

CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 One who makes ar­range­ments fast? (5) 8 Things peo­ple write (8) 9 Colour­less ar­ti­cle about a woman (5) 10 For those tak­ing a bow it means gold (5-3) 11 Noisy ho­tel is Ger­man (5) 12 Fuss caused by com­mer­cial ring (3) 16 Give an ac­count of prices to the gen­eral pub­lic (6) 17 For each young lad there is some­body (6) 18 The part that sank in (3) 23 Run on to the sands (5) 24 A course for non-driv­ers (8) 25 Agreed ap­par­ently to make amends (5) 26 Love of the past (3,5) 27 A some­what pre­dictable or­der (5)

DOWN

2 In­tro­duced the new res­i­dent (8) 3 Net value in its fi­nal form (8) 4 A cy­cle is avail­able (6) 5 Re­turn to sur­ren­der (5) 6 This cat is said to be a stray (5) 7 Piece of land ap­par­ently not un­tenanted (5) 12 A pound put on for ser­vice (3) 13 Choose a new top (3) 14 One tried des­per­ately to have found one’s place (8) 15 In­clined to blow one’s top? (8) 19 Even­tu­ally ob­serv­ing the cor­rect rhythm (2,4) 20 Go­ing on twelve inches (5) 21 Be­lieves they’re used for cargo (5) 22 Run out for a lighter (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Deep crack in ground (5) 8 Item by item (2,6) 9 In re­serve (2,3) 10 Pro­duce no re­sponse (4,4) 11 Ad­min­is­tered (5) 12 Guided (3) 16 Re­gain con­scious­ness (4,2) 17 Too (6) 18 A hard pull (3) 23 Full of laugh­ter (5) 24 Ap­prove of (4,4) 25 Spu­ri­ous (5) 26 Main­tain one’s ef­fort (4,2,2) 27 Care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion (5)

DOWN

2 Im­por­tu­nate de­pen­dant (6-2) 3 Com­monly des­ig­nated (2-6) 4 Em­ploy (6) 5 An­swer (5) 6 Flaw (5) 7 Sud­den over­whelm­ing at­tack (5) 12 Per­son’s destiny (3) 13 Fol­low per­sis­tently (3) 14 Dwin­dle to noth­ing (5,3) 15 Com­pe­tent in many fields (3-5) 19 False (6) 20 Throt­tle (5) 21 For­eign (5) 22 Be in store for (5)

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