Cryp­tic cross­word

Khaleej Times - City Times - - HOME ENTERTAINMENT: 10 TV HIGHLIGHTS TODAY -

ACROSS

1 Fiercely coura­geous, lack­ing

ego, harsh (7)

5 Time to find golden nut mis­placed round bot­tom of elm? (6)

9 Sweet sauce celeb put into

cat­tle food (7)

10 Shoot tried curl­ing over

north­ern end of wall (7)

11 Very short im­ple­ment (3)

12 I stay on, work­ing to cover new po­lice­man, chang­ing beats (11)

13 Af­ter­wards, both sides had a

meal in­side (5)

14 Per­formed histri­on­i­cally,

quiet song took ef­fect (4-5)

16 “Stay here,” says hote­lier,

“and do as you please” (2,2,5)

17 What you call dis­mal otol­o­gist? (5)

19 Il­log­i­cal re­mark by rail­way­men in­spires silly ques­tion (3,8)

22 In Paris he tack­les Latin, but not well (3) 23 Er­rors stu­dents sent back at end of class (4-3)

24 Right place de­signed to hold

sin­gle copy (7)

26 Tsarist em­peror’s in­trin­sic

state of mind (6)

27 Nat­u­ral home some­what

con­cealed in Panama, say (7)

DOWN

1 Ar­ti­cle dis­torted mu­si­cal per­for­mance (7)

2 Ul­ster­man in Kop’s ri­ot­ing? It’s

not cricket (15)

3 Eggs on veal ev­ery so of­ten (3)

4 Ir­ish­man guards duke’s old

trans­port (5)

5 A num­ber rise in a bar for long

dis­tance trav­eller (9)

6 Na­tional wears long robe in

the

Friendly Is­lands (5)

7 R evo­lu­tion­ary fooled Stal­in­ist

miner about cross (7-8)

8 Fin­ished tim­ber set in ground,

dis­re­gard­ing time (6)

12 Bound to for­get new small

plant (5)

14 Grand­fa­ther, say, ap­pears

again in dock briefly (9)

15 D read wrig­gling snake (5)

16 Throw out Ul­ster party

dresses (6)

18 Maybe Robin is new in re­tail

com­plex (7)

20 Pre­pare on-line joke? (5)

21 Light con­cert orches­tra piece

(5)

25 Where to pro­mote un­usual

drinks pri­mar­ily (3)

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