Business Standard

THE BS CROSSWORD #3510

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ACROSS:

8 Supporters produce payment on time (4)

9 Golden flower is sign of quarantine (6-4)

10 Earnestly request from presentday group of twelve detailed direction (6)

11 Fruit with coverings - they're bananas (8)

12 Calamity, perhaps, if she's not plain (4)

13 In the main, they're disasters (10) 17 A bird doing something (2,2)

18 Bill only is in deadly earnest (2,3) 19 Sounds like Santa's in the garden (4) 20 It takes the father and mother of a mind to produce it ! (5-5) 22 Sore cheek (4)

23 It's just not fair when Noah's vessel is in a kind of muddle (4,4) 27 The Scotsman may have made paste of the lad around him (6) 28 Queen-fearing House politician

holding love thing ... (10)

29 Not a makeshift defence

organisati­on (4)

DOWN:

1 Service chief at the Savoy maybe (4,6)

2 The most hardy are out in the street, East Street (8)

3 One rich spy moving at a velocity over mach 5 (10) 4 One has a get-out from the obvious scheme (4)

5 Look sulky when parking forbidden (4)

6 Old apartment with key acquired recently (2,4)

7 Most popular female on the street? (4)

14 Militants have a question about one Middle Eastern man ? (5) 15 Neverthele­ss pull into retreat (10) 16 Reaching some lowish joints, for some shorts, perhaps (4-6) 19 What is so precious in the honey is what dominates it (8) 21 Where one might take a dip as a character forming exercise ? (3-3) 24 Call of the sea ? (4) 25 Former German chancellor identifies the Knights of Hooligan Licence with black antimony powder (4)

26Nothing between the As and Cs listed in Debrett (4)

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