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The Hindu Crossword No. 2423





Across

 1 Ploughed acres and secured food for the French? (8)
 5 Seize seaman by channel (6)
 9 Game, eccentric types (5)
10 Eurasian rose, for example, worker planted in row (9)
12 One who records events as dirt is dished out about one (7)
13 Dined in comfortable residence, most elegant (7)
14 Fish in unpleasantly strong sea for nothing special (2,5,6)
17 What must turn up to make a full house? (8,5)
21 Old king out of order in the wars, I see (7)
23 Withdraw most of Communist leaflet (7)
24 Parasites in hothouse initially irritate boy (7-2)
25 Pay a quick visit, finding father at home (3,2)
26 Distant meteor exploded (6)
27 Fellow has odd date, say, in e.g. Corpus Christi (5,3)

Down

 1 Does badly, pocketing copper coin from Portugal (6)
 2 Screen, at college, the start of play (7-2)
 3 Snake in coil springing from grating (7)
 4 A steeplechase across rural areas (4,3,6)
 6 Live with river below (7)
 7 Make one marry (5)
 8 A setter, I suspect, may produce a monograph (8)
11 Group of fanatics in loco over the border (7,6)
15 Novel a child tipped as a definite winner (9)
16 A very hot day in something remarkable (8)
18 Vicious dog let in (7)
19 Cop-outs involved organisation with widespread influence (7)
20 Mean trick, last of many (6)
22 Study one piece of marcella (a cotton fabric) (5)



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