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Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Clubs maybe where ad­mi­rals may be seen? (11)

9 Of­fer - or wait for a bet­ter of­fer (4,3) 10 A lit­tle hooter (5)

11 How much, say, is a unit of power? (4) 12 For Wag­ne­r­ian hero stan­dard fails un­ex­pect­edly (8)

14 In a wood there’s a fe­male an­gler (6) 16 Ed­u­ca­tional mea­sure? (6)

18 Schol­arly in the­ory (8)

19 High spot of get­ting mar­ried in a church (4) 22 Doc­tor, I have re­duced en­ergy (5)

23 Pitch of the roof? (7)

24 His­tory teach­ers who are real ex­perts? (4,7)

DOWN

2 Left out un­til rewrit­ten (5)

3 African goes up into space (4)

4 Right sort of taxes with­out added charges (6)

5 It’s close to home or posted a lit­tle way out (8)

6 Ne­ces­si­tate hav­ing to col­lect? (4,3)

7 A de­ci­sive man­ual ex­hi­bi­tion (4,2,5) 8 Didn’t miss any of the ath­let­ics meet­ing, any­way (2,3,6)

13 Sub­mis­sive; al­ways com­ing up with reg­u­lar pay­ment (8)

15 It’s a man in dis­tress. This may keep him go­ing (7)

17 Not a bird; it chirps and flies (6)

20 A rich sort of job for a pro­fes­sor (5) 21 Catch sight of a pim­ple (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 No laugh­ing mat­ter (6,1,4) 9 Gath­er­ing of crops (7) 10 Wash with clean wa­ter (5) 11 Part in a play (4)

12 Spice used in curry (8) 14 Ocean traf­fic lane (6) 16 Mem­ber of rob­ber gang (6) 18 Re­main­ing (8)

19 Ex­cel­lent (4)

22 Hurled force­fully (5) 23 Bril­liant red (7)

24 Short dis­tance (6,5)

DOWN

2 To reg­is­ter (5) 3 Undis­guised (4) 4 In­di­rect route (6) 5 Prophet of doom (8) 6 Sim­i­lar in char­ac­ter (7) 7 Dis­mis­sive treat­ment (5,6) 8 For­mal agree­ment end­ing war (5,6)

13 Knit­ted jacket (8) 15 Vi­o­lent phys­i­cal at­tack (7) 17 Cen­tral US state (6) 20 Snow-block dwelling (5) 21 Frus­trate (4)

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