the cross­words

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Htsport -

CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 The ice man cometh un­stuck in the movies (6) 4 Cur­tains are spread out (6) 9 Ac­cuse the lit­tle devil of tak­ing every one (7) 10 Fol­low mother in prin­ci­ple (5) 11 Bun­dled the French back into bed (5) 12 The per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of cun­ning (7) 13 Take what is suit­able? (11) 18 Dressed for an at­tack, we hear (7) 20 It is paid for what baby-min­ders do af­ter six (5) 22 Changes are OK in the coun­try (5) 23 A be­trayal that will pack the the­atre (4-3) 24 In­ten­tion­ally ex­as­per­at­ing? (6) 25 The hand­some young man said no, un­for­tu­nately (6)

DOWN

1 Many legs or shins (6) 2 Very hilly coun­try for a plane to come to (5) 3 Keep turn­ing a re­pair­man out? (7) 5 Red-faced be­cause of a mild ex­ple­tive? (5) 6 Show part of a book to a worker (7) 7 They are found at sports grounds and in the street (6) 8 He goes to work on foot (11) 14 De­scribe wine and fish (7) 15 One who is bad and worth­less (7) 16 Highly strung cause of dis­tur­bance (6) 17 Con­di­tions found in Amer­ica (6) 19 Tale about the East is long (5) 21 A pointed horn clipped (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Wretched­ness (6) 4 Heavy rope (6) 9 Mid­dle East salt lake (4,3) 10 Con­stant (5) 11 Of the sun (5) 12 Warp (7) 13 Mu­tual con­ces­sions (4,3,4) 18 Char­ac­ter­is­tic (7) 20 A sail­ing ves­sel (5) 22 Stand very high (5) 23 Wrong­fully dis­re­gard (7) 24 Re­li­gious dis­course (6) 25 Dis­please (6)

DOWN

1 Fash­ion­able (6) 2 Play for time (5) 3 Ret­i­cence (7) 5 North African moun­tains (5) 6 Shake­spearean usurer (7) 7 Tell (6) 8 In close co­op­er­a­tion (4,2,5) 14 Gov­ern­ing (2,5) 15 Be­come air­borne (4,3) 16 Pres­tige (6) 17 Pro­tect (6) 19 Freight (5) 21 Ves­tige (5)

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