the cross­words

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTWORLD -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 One who has taken cover on a hill (6) 4 Not quite free to give the re­sult of the di­vi­sion (8) 9 Girl in coma is out (6) 10 A way of draw­ing lib­eral ap­plause (4,4) 12 What dogs do around trees (4) 13 In­vest­ment of cap­i­tal pos­si­bly (5) 14 Site of in­trigue (4) 17 As­sem­ble and call for a lady (4,8) 20 The height of wrath (8,4) 23 Har­bour trans­port (4) 24 In­tends to give me a short an­swer (5) 25 Hon­est ex­pres­sion of ac­knowl­edg­ment (4) 28 Dog raves af­ter fruit (8) 29 Par­ents sep­a­rated by an ebbing wa­ter­way (6) 30 In­se­cure sort of job many would like to have (8) 31 Be sorry for sound­ing like an an­gry dog to one lady (6)

DOWN

1 Quick re­ply made to a wel­come guest? (8) 2 29 Across holds an al­ter­na­tive view (8) 3 One-time or one time (4) 5 It’s noted for be­ing hon­est and quiet (7,5) 6 They are nailed on the foot (4) 7 Al­low the Span­ish poi­son to be brought up (6) 8 Hith­erto the aim of boys want­ing to go out with girls (2,4) 11 It takes one for a ride (6-6) 15 In­crease keen­ness (5) 16 Con­de­scend to be Ham­let, we hear? (5) 18 De­port­ment of un­usual air and grace (8) 19 Hand over a rep­re­sen­ta­tive (8) 21 You can count on a taxi turn­ing up with us (6) 22 Two men; one cus­tomer (6) 26 Mica in metal con­tain­ers (4) 27 Just show (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Lan­guage of Is­rael (6) 4 Un­ques­tion­ing (8) 9 Sil­very, hard metal (6) 10 Un­in­formed (8) 12 Mood of petty re­sent­ment (4) 13 Spoil (5) 14 Si­lence (4) 17 Mi­nor of­fence (12) 20 Tak­ing lib­er­ties (12) 23 Promon­tory (4) 24 Pro­fes­sor­ship (5) 25 Alone (4) 28 Ab­surd mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion (8) 29 Con­fused as­sort­ment (6) 30 To pro­duce (8) 31 Swamp (6)

DOWN

1 Gen­er­ous (8) 2 Strong ad­verse re­ac­tion (8) 3 Level (4) 5 Ut­most strength (5,3,4) 6 Ap­pear­ance (4) 7 Group of paid ap­plaud­ers (6) 8 Ir­ri­ta­ble (6) 11 Con­trol­ling group (6,4,2) 15 Dis­par­age (5) 16 Part as­signed (5) 18 South Amer­i­can coun­try (8) 19 Pro­vided that (2,4,2) 21 Mow­ing im­ple­ment (6) 22 Leapt (6) 26 To in­cline (4) 27 Nim­bus (4)

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