CROSS WORD

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

ACROSS

1 Two-di­rec­tional nav­i­ga­tional aid (5) 8 To put at risk on pur­pose is a sin (8) 9 Ex­ploits that need to be wit­nessed (5) 10 A desert’s trans­for­ma­tion vin­di­cated (8) 11 He goes round a short way in a hurry (5) 12 A lit­tle dis­tance be­hind (3) 16 The French re­turned many grants (6) 17 Alien ap­par­ently out of hear­ing (6) 18 A well-equipped health cen­tre (3) 23 What a thief may do is a hit (5) 24 Worker I sur­pass as a mat­ter of course (8) 25 Speak for the whole peo­ple (5) 26 See 4 Down 27 Solid fig­ure is put right in front in the af­ter­noon (5)

DOWN

2 The morn­ing help is eas­ily won over (8) 3 With­out it there would be to­tal ig­no­rance (8) 4 and 26 Across: Ex­plor­ers will go to ex­tremes to reach them (4,2,3,5) 5 Trainee acted badly (5) 6 An en­trance that may im­press in the ring (5) 7 Busi­ness deal (5) 12 Bot­tom, for ex­am­ple, of a ship (3) 13 A brew the French ac­cen­tu­ate (3) 14 One has a lot of trou­ble get­ting into this (3,5) 15 Ar­gu­ments up­set Sid in a way (8) 19 Fac­to­ries that go to pot (6) 20 Colour that’s a suc­cess in two dif­fer­ent ways (5) 21 Not flush, but ac­cepted by the so­cial clique (5) 22 No heat, when the heat is re­ally on (5)

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