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Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPORT -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Fifty cubs around, but only thir­teen in the pack (5)

4 Meet­ing to study diplo­macy (7)

8 The refuse has been turned into wood (3) 9 Very bad ac­tor gets in­volved with debts (9) 10 Bear­ing out what one would be rude to do (5,2)

11 Put in a claim for prize money (5)

13 The sailor goes back to the girl more will­ingly (6)

15 Bold prose­cu­tor takes on a car­tel (6) 18 What could be finer than a rid­dle? (5) 19 Ar­range a star part in a West­ern (7) 21 Pro­duced, as it proved (6,3)

23 One again shows anger (3)

24 Comes into line for clothes (7) 25 Leg­end writ­ten by north­ern French writer

DOWN

1 Mu­sic room (7)

2 She car­ries the torch for oth­ers (9) 3 Alec’s fresh mount (5)

4 Bill comes up to tele­phone, show­ing con­cern (6)

5 De­spoiled icon is re­stored to a city of Cyprus (7)

6 An oc­ca­sion for trou­ble (3)

7 Con­coct a test to dis­cern flavour (5) 12 An il­lu­mi­na­tion for the land­ing (9) 14 Teams of seven put out by the Span­ish (7) 16 Bit­ter­ness as­so­ci­ated with an age old craft (7) 17 Raise with some relief (6)

18 Fed up with dates hav­ing to be re­ar­ranged (5)

20 The pay for judges? (5)

22 One type of corn spirit (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Heavy blow (5) 4 De­pose from priest­hood (7) 8 Gen­er­a­tion (3)

9 Not jok­ing (2,7)

10 To re­frain (7) 11 Cor­nered with no es­cape (2,3) 13 Stick to­gether (6) 15 Ur­gent need (6) 18 Bot­tom­less gulf (5) 19 Sur­round en­tirely (7) 21 Pro­duce use­ful re­sult (4,5) 23 Fuss (3)

24 With­out ex­cep­tion (7) 25 A cot­ton fab­ric (5)

DOWN

1 Il­le­gal trad­ing (7) 2 Ghostly (9)

3 Group of lions (5) 4 Cheer­less (6)

5 To desert (7)

6 Be in­debted for (3)

7 Pool of stakes (5) 12 Lis­ten very at­ten­tively (2,3,4) 14 Tran­quil (7)

16 Strongly dis­ap­prove of (7) 17 Ut­ter poverty (6) 18 Com­pass (5) 20 Ex­tremely im­por­tant (5) 22 An ex­ploit (3)

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