THE CROSS­WORD

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - TIME OUT -

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 This fruit makes a heav­enly drink in the

East (9)

8 Club that has lofty aims (5)

9 A priest con­verts tramp (7)

10 Prom­ise not freely given (6)

11 Pos­si­bly ask her for a salt cel­lar, for ex­am­ple (6)

12 Open late per­haps for the sup­ply of chamois (8)

15 Sav­age mea­sure may well lead to con­flict (3,5)

18 Im­proves com­pen­sa­tion (6) 20 Pos­ses­sive types (6)

21 Back seat taken by pas­sen­gers (7) 22 Ma­te­rial dis­played by sales­man in church (5)

23 Lice in the back room? Don’t worry (5,4)

Down

2 A change of heart for one mother (5) 3 Uses one’s loaf in deal­ing with ink stains (6)

4 Hol­i­day down­pour and what it may do to one’s ac­tiv­i­ties? (8)

5 Bolt or lock the cell door to pre­vent it (6) 6 Scots­man go­ing it alone; was he wise? (7) 7 Con­cerns fi­nan­cial gains (9) 11 Slug­gard mak­ing lit­tle progress with a tu­tor (9)

13 It’s a tree used in a com­po­si­tion (8) 14 We hear a cam­pa­nol­o­gist helps with the wash­ing (7)

16 Re­main when in trou­ble - th­ese fly (6) 17 Am­bled into a mad­house (6)

19 Kill a doc­tor and con­fess (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Vig­or­ous at­tack (9)

8 One of the Great Lakes (5) 9 Ex­press ob­jec­tion (7) 10 Base (6)

11 Men­ace (6)

12 Eter­nal (8)

15 In­nocu­ous (8)

18 Rea­son (6)

20 Pub­lic dis­grace (6) 21 Learned per­son (7) 22 Work­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion (5) 23 Fairly good (9)

DOWN

2 A car­di­nal point (5) 3 Soap suds (6) 4 Dis­turb (8)

5 Seat of kings (6) 6 Com­posed (7) 7 Strong dis­like (9) 11 Knack (9) 13 In­dis­crim­i­nate killing (8) 14 Ve­hi­cles us­ing road (7) 16 Mourn (6) 17 South­west African coun­try (6) 19 Beaten path in wilds (5)

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