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CRYPTIC CLUES

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

ACROSS 1 Old man pro­vides me with so

sound a re­turn (10) 8 Not a crime to be coolly car­ried

out (5) 9 I’ve re­turned in time to take a

dif­fer­ent course (7) 10 Lo­cal rules de­vel­oped by Wales

(7) 11 Room at the top in back­ward

Ital­ian city (5) 12 A tense amend­ment for a gov­ern­ing body (6) 14 Ves­sel - show­ing its na­tion­al­ity?

(6) 17 A trap set out­side a sec­ond time

(5) 19 House hold­ing an orchid (7) 21 That’s what you think! (7) 22 Not all the pi­anist plays (5) 23 Un­healthy an­tag­o­nism? (3-7) DOWN 2 Ori­en­tal va­ri­ety of seag­ull (7) 3 Layer on ar­ti­cle turned to shade of red (5) 4 Pre­sum­ably he likes painstak­ing peo­ple (6) 5 In­de­ci­sive plea for uni­ver­sal char­ity (4,3) 6 Cen­tre of the earth­quake (5) 7 A cut in dec­i­mal rates (10) 8 Sam’s abroad or­dered to rep­re­sent his coun­try (10) 13 Alice’s top drawer? (7) 15 Bit­ter­ness as­so­ci­ated with an age old craft (7) 16 Drive to a meet­ing place? (6) 18 Af­ter get­ting bail some­how I find an ex­cuse (5) 20 Force plane to land (5)

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