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PUZ­ZLE 14683

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

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 The way to ac­quire a Ger­man tankard (5) 8 Cook eggs to air­men’s or­der (8) 9 An oc­cu­pa­tional con­tract is part of sale as ex­pected (5) 10 It war­rants at­tack but no cheat­ing in it (4,4) 11 Broad­cast con­cern­ing the non-pro­fes­sional (5) 12 A warn­ing to say noth­ing about ev­i­dence of ar­son (3) 16 Jack and Bill meet us at the counter (6) 17 Sort of type in­clined to im­press (6) 18 Her other case book (3) 23 Fire­side game? (5) 24 A bit overde­vel­oped and not at all suc­cess­ful (8) 25 Nav­i­ga­tor takes taxi to come back (5) 26 Arch sup­porter of comic po­lice­men (8) 27 Have fun re­turn­ing pur­chase (5)

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2 They reared up in clas­sic race (3,5) 3 An ex­am­ple of how one golfer dif­fers from another? (8) 4 Bat­tles for what’s left (6) 5 Com­pany about to de­clare cap­i­tal (5) 6 In a po­si­tion to give a broad smile (5) 7 One who keeps peo­ple in stitches? (5) 12 It bears part of China’ sor­rows (3) 13 Hurry; he’ll be round about one (3) 14 A base got de­stroyed by en­emy ac­tion (8) 15 Te­dious - but not enough to fa­tigue ev­ery­one (8) 19 Source of smoke in cap­i­tal (6) 20 Tar­gets set by fa­mous Com­mu­nist in speech (5) 21 For­eign cap­i­tal com­ing from Ky­oto (5) 22 Speak for the whole peo­ple (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 A fail­ing (5) 8 River ris­ing in Ethiopia (4,4) 9 Ex­ter­nal ap­pear­ance (5) 10 Ma­jor North Amer­i­can river (8) 11 Very steep (5) 12 En­clo­sure for an­i­mals (3) 16 On fire (6) 17 To open (6) 18 Chat­ter (3) 23 In a su­pe­rior po­si­tion (2,3) 24 Vic­to­rian English nov­el­ist (8) 25 Fal­ter (5) 26 Her­man Melville’s white whale (4,4) 27 Ner­vous ex­cite­ment (5)

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2 Largest of United Arab Emi­rates (3,5) 3 Ne­vada gam­ing city (3,5) 4 Type of rock gar­den plant (6) 5 Splen­did meal (5) 6 Re­sent­ment (5) 7 Hard-wear­ing cot­ton fab­ric (5) 12 Dowel (3) 13 Gist (3) 14 Tchaikovsky bal­let (4,4) 15 Puc­cini opera (2,6) 19 Facet (6) 20 Baf­fle (5) 21 Leisure-time ac­tiv­ity (5) 22 Move smoothly (5)

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