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PUZ­ZLE 14956

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

CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 If re­buffed stay home (8) 5 ‘The Church’ in­com­plete as ad­dress for a priest (4) 9 A num­ber en­ter with a mea­sure (5) 10 End of clues or ana­gram (7) 11 Mi­nor role in yet an­other swin­dle (6,6) 13 Re­sult strangely in a glossy ap­pear­ance (6) 14 Not quite a fifty ma­jor­ity (6) 17 He’s gen­er­ally re­spon­si­ble for mov­ing

scenes (4,8) 20 It’s hell for nine at sea (7) 21 Pro­vide one part of a tele­vi­sion (5) 22 Painter in­volved in yoga (4) 23 All right for light and wa­ter (4,4) DOWN 1 Colour and be­come servile (4) 2 Put right - a slip­ping ban­dage? (7) 3 Writ­ten ev­i­dence of class dis­tinc­tion - or oth­er­wise! (6,6) 4 Re­solve to set­tle (6) 6 Com­pelled to jump (5) 7 Weather men caught in a flurry of sleet (8) 8 Com­mu­nal study of US coal is very in­volved (6,6) 12 Blun­der­ing on stage per­haps (8) 15 Turns in re­vue do ap­pear to be un­paid (7) 16 An­i­mal that’s shy up to a point (6) 18 High at­tic re­quired by youth leader (5) 19 Check key lubri­cant (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Hav­ing en­dur­ing fame (8) 5 Un­com­pro­mis­ing (4) 9 Sou­venir (5) 10 Un­imag­i­na­tive (7) 11 Strug­gle doomed to fail (6,6) 13 Real (6) 14 Very hand­some young man (6) 17 Deride (5,2,5) 20 Ac­quit (7) 21 Cor­rupt prac­tice (5) 22 Bird of prey of hawk fam­ily (4) 23 Note­wor­thi­ness (8) DOWN 1 Rab­bit-like an­i­mal (4) 2 Be­tray one’s cause (4,3) 3 Oc­ca­sion­ally (4,2,1,5) 4 Call in ques­tion (6) 6 Mod­ify (5) 7 Re­duc­tion (8) 8 Be­have ob­se­quiously (3,3,6) 12 Stamp of au­then­tic­ity (8) 15 Fos­ter (7) 16 To rule (6) 18 To dis­tress (5) 19 Nui­sance (4)

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