Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

THE CROSSWORDS

PUZZLE 16832

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Casual way in which you remove a glove? (7) 5 It sounds like the height of resentment (5) 8 Act altruistic­ally but lose control (6,7) 9 German currency between banks? (5) 10 Like hell cats in a melee (7) 11 Not lying about one’s height (6) 12 Wanders aimlessly in the snow? (6) 15 Is stout perhaps so doesn’t dance (4,3) 17 New verse changes direction (5) 19 Release after a confession without a charge (9,4) 20 Facilitate­s some ideas espoused (5) 21 He was invited we hear and gave an estimate (7)

DOWN

1 Bid for a chest without a top (5) 2 They’re likely to get stuck abroad (7,6) 3 Eternal problem of unstable sea legs (7) 4 Liable to drop off? (6) 5 Crease some simple attire (5) 6 Do all card players fall for her? (5,2,6) 7 The impression­s provided by one’s belongings? (7) 11 Army takes a long time to get a prisoner (7) 13 EU never raising government income? (7) 14 A bit of a racket in pearls or horses (6) 16 It is well used by caravans (5) 18 Urge children to be quiet inside (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Small format newspaper (7) 5 Small particle (5) 8 An essential component (4,3,6) 9 Make unclear (5) 10 A hot red pepper (7) 11 Austrian capital (6) 12 Counsel (6) 15 Open-minded (7) 17 Instructio­ns for a task (5) 19 In everyone’s opinion (2,3,8) 20 Short literary compositio­n (5) 21 Exhibition (7)

DOWN

1 Subject of talk (5) 2 Leave no means of retreat (4,4,5) 3 At tedious length (2,3,2) 4 Infer (6) 5 Cautious (5) 6 Absolute (13) 7 Accept as true (7) 11 Talkative (7) 13 Of questionab­le truth (7) 14 Unruffled (6) 16 Mass meeting of supporters (5) 18 Overly decorative (5)

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