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    ACROSS
    1 Point to binary digits close to ten (4,2) ZERO IN
    4 Sweeper covers that mostly dirty cleaning area (8)
    9 Not admitted in hospital, I consumed drug for sleep (6) OPIATE
    10 Lift ring to propose, courting playfully (8)
    12 Pull a fast one on exposed sting (8)
    13 Manager interrupts — “It's a terrible brand!” (6)
    15 Story thread (4)
    16 A garden set with a TV? That's unconventional (5-5)
    19 Dangerous criminals — their leader's sins will involve inciting riots (10)
    20 Return blows to create dispute ... (4)
    23 ... and to invade war-torn country (6)
    25 Divine being lured to abdicate rule, lost respect (8)
    27 Grant credentials to IT cadre to code using C (8)
    28 Dome built by Paul and co. (6)
    29 Nation to put in order a representative system (8)
    30 Take apart European immigrant (6)

    DOWN
    1 Friends of X scoring zeros record study (7) ZOOLOGY
    2 Terrier so bubbly — he's a party animal (9) ROISTERER
    3 Point, I mean, to some extent be punctual (2,4) IN TIME
    5 'Yavarum ...' : primarily everyone is a kinsman (4)
    6 Man quits retreat for ancestral property (8)
    7 Bending when bishop leaves is due (5)
    8 Businessman's money connected with father (7)
    11 Lag behind while overcoming partial tax and excessive labour (7)
    14 A throne remodelled as a different one (7)
    17 In great delight, let out (a) purr (s) (9)
    18 Timidity not just to stand on ice (4,4)
    19 They're regularly getting showers in this region (7)
    21 Reportedly studied video showing government formalities (3,4)
    22 Light not attenuated at first when circumventing a copper cavity (6)
    24 Lucky charm heading out for racecourse (5)
    26 Bengali dollies circling open pool (4)

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    Skulldugger

    ACROSS
    1 What nosedives may end up in? (9)
    6 Oddly effete, small crawlers (4)
    8 Easy going A-student falling behind in class (8)
    9 See, for starters, clues assassin left behind at edge of crime scene (6)
    10 Mr. Anarchy, Kid Dot corrupted ordinary people (3,4,3,5)
    11 Exhausted, uneasy without energy (5)
    13 Old flame pretending to be tough (8)
    15 Leaderless people conquered through Lockheed Martin's m?tier (8)
    18 The devil you see might disappear, but he's never getting out (5)
    20 Really attracts fame of a different order (2,1,6,2,4)
    23 Studies bores (6)
    24 Coppers without borders splinter politburo section? (8)
    25 It's all downhill from here! (4)
    26 Wise, if largely melancholy. Polite, though not right (9)

    DOWN
    1 Spicy flavour — nothing one won't do for this (5)
    2 So as to be fashionable, take fringe off skirt (2,5)
    3 Absurdist turns up with spice (5)
    4 Oddly flat and meek after being sick, leading to low esteem (3,4)
    5 Cocktail venue for vegans? (5,3)
    6 Tendency to go topless might mesmerise (7)
    7 Acceptance for scarf initially lacking by majority of European nation (9)
    12 Spy operation cut short following adverse development (9)
    14 Clumsily curtsies and grimaces (8)
    16 Collection in this for flock of wild ox, lamb and sheep primarily (4,3)
    17 Requiring ingredients shaken, not stirred! (7)
    19 “Hell no,” federal exchequer chiefs interrupted “Our money comes first” (7)
    21 Chiefs of principality took intelligent counsel of the seer (5)
    22 Put out burden (5)

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    ACROSS
    1 What nosedives may end up in? (9)
    6 Oddly effete, small crawlers (4)
    8 Easy going A-student falling behind in class (8)
    9 See, for starters, clues assassin left behind at edge of crime scene (6) LOCALE
    10 Mr. Anarchy, Kid Dot corrupted ordinary people (3,4,3,5) TOM DICK AND HARRY
    11 Exhausted, uneasy without energy (5)
    13 Old flame pretending to be tough (8)
    15 Leaderless people conquered through Lockheed Martin's m?tier (8)
    18 The devil you see might disappear, but he's never getting out (5)
    20 Really attracts fame of a different order (2,1,6,2,4)
    23 Studies bores (6)
    24 Coppers without borders splinter politburo section? (8)
    25 It's all downhill from here! (4)
    26 Wise, if largely melancholy. Polite, though not right (9)

    DOWN
    1 Spicy flavour — nothing one won't do for this (5)
    2 So as to be fashionable, take fringe off skirt (2,5)
    3 Absurdist turns up with spice (5)
    4 Oddly flat and meek after being sick, leading to low esteem (3,4) ILL FAME
    5 Cocktail venue for vegans? (5,3)
    6 Tendency to go topless might mesmerise (7) ENCHANT
    7 Acceptance for scarf initially lacking by majority of European nation (9) TOLERANCE
    12 Spy operation cut short following adverse development (9)
    14 Clumsily curtsies and grimaces (8)
    16 Collection in this for flock of wild ox, lamb and sheep primarily (4,3)
    17 Requiring ingredients shaken, not stirred! (7)
    19 “Hell no,” federal exchequer chiefs interrupted “Our money comes first” (7)
    21 Chiefs of principality took intelligent counsel of the seer (5)
    22 Put out burden (5)

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    Xchequer

    ACROSS
    7 Harbour seen in pretty small channels (6)
    8 Garden without drain getting washed out (8)
    9 Steer controlling modified hot rod as usual (8)
    10 Just shifting earth to get grain (6)
    11 Stern rule in mess (5)
    12 Ruler shoots rebels riding home (6)
    14 Rear gunners are called this in battles (4-3,8)
    17 Widespread alert to nab spy largely reflecting self-confidence (6)
    18 Reluctant beginner with promise (5)
    22 This may be the case in undertaking (6)
    23 A particular type of dislike (8)
    24 Lawyer morose, oddly making mistakes (8)
    25 Parts with men on board (6)

    DOWN
    1 Maid bringing up birth-related fraud (9)
    2 Is the cause primarily rash desires? (6)
    3 Outrageous ideas apart… (5)
    4 … sage, perhaps Agastiya, originally airlifting collections of dried plants (8)
    5 Contemptuous son, going against the grain, not quite satisfied (8)
    6 Modelled the wedding clothes (5)
    8 Completely change direction in case some chaps finally get frustrated (3,3,7)
    13 Correct to keep it raised, unit brought up (9)
    15 Jump ahead, turning page for end of novel (8)
    16 Exercise left one losing weight? Wrong, not any more (2,6)
    19 Various teddy bears brought down (6)
    20 Global undertaking to conserve oil at last (5)
    21 Continued to accumulate millions? That’s neat (5)

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    ACROSS
    7 Harbour seen in pretty small channels (6)
    8 Garden without drain getting washed out (8)
    9 Steer controlling modified hot rod as usual (8)
    10 Just shifting earth to get grain (6)
    11 Stern rule in mess (5)
    12 Ruler shoots rebels riding home (6)
    14 Rear gunners are called this in battles (4-3,8)
    17 Widespread alert to nab spy largely reflecting self-confidence (6)
    18 Reluctant beginner with promise (5) LOATH
    22 This may be the case in undertaking (6)
    23 A particular type of dislike (8)
    24 Lawyer morose, oddly making mistakes (8) BLOOMERS
    25 Parts with men on board (6)

    DOWN
    1 Maid bringing up birth-related fraud (9)
    2 Is the cause primarily rash desires? (6)
    3 Outrageous ideas apart… (5) ASIDE
    4 … sage, perhaps Agastiya, originally airlifting collections of dried plants (8)
    5 Contemptuous son, going against the grain, not quite satisfied (8)
    6 Modelled the wedding clothes (5)
    8 Completely change direction in case some chaps finally get frustrated (3,3,7)
    13 Correct to keep it raised, unit brought up (9)
    15 Jump ahead, turning page for end of novel (8)
    16 Exercise left one losing weight? Wrong, not any more (2,6)
    19 Various teddy bears brought down (6) OUSTED
    20 Global undertaking to conserve oil at last (5) WORLD
    21 Continued to accumulate millions? That’s neat (5)

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    Xchequer

    Across

    7. Strong back ó otherwise broke (6)
    8. Dowry a motive constraining dad to gently decline (4,4)
    9. Panic with Marsh carrying Dexter in arms (8)
    10. Tipped journalist dogging scoundrel (6)
    11. Assume when not completely certain, state cases (5)
    12. Freak discharge behind dam (6)
    14. Keep stolen coins perhaps? (4,4,7)
    17. Cut down a link (6)
    18. Spirit level in evidence (5)
    22. Fleet Street keeping mum, two articles squashed (6)
    23. While in denial, thoughtful (8)
    24. Violations from rotten club seen after substitution (8)
    25. About to break even in series (6)
    Down
    1. Purist, hot, almost bothered, supporting carbon dating (9)
    2. Long cuddle overcoming normal hesitation (6)
    3. Lets them stand interminable tsetse flies (5)
    4. Seduced harlot over the moon with Don Juan (8)
    5. Spooner's evil doctor revealing medical history (8)
    6. Judge parrots displaying tricks (5)
    8. Red lights with siren? Lads gang up (6,7)
    13. Gents, normally half-baked, mighty fair performers? (9)
    15. Welcomes English support in writing (8)
    16. Note time to pay bills attracts interest burden (8)
    19. Revolutionary, without unduly rebelling, gets firmly established (6)
    20. Following primary in Georgia, Trump returns hoarse (5)
    21. Position rubbish in corner (5)

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    Afterdark

    ACROSS
    1 Revenue from delivering beer to ship (5)
    4 Furniture and bed is returned, row on delivery primarily (9)
    9 Your old itch often gets scaly at the end (3)
    10 Scarcity; short of resin (3)
    11 We, on a sign got Jades (7)
    12 Upper surface of floor to be repaired; no money (4)
    13 Renovate, resettle American, Australian in property (4,6)
    15 Dismiss boy at meal, get girl band (5)
    16 Upset, plan is in the air (9)
    17 Terminated boy almost, rogue, not even immensely big (9)
    21 Ground flour union leader obtained for nothing (5)
    23 Say measure oriental girl on tree having sex appeal (10)
    24 Cut his head, and other things before (4)
    27 Fresh laceration, remove CRT, it’s related to wind activity (7)
    28 Strange, was aware weekend is lost (3)
    29 Retain dress girl discarded (3)
    30 Others, including me follow subject without introduction that's most radical (9)
    31 Tribe to prohibit Tory leader at university (5)

    DOWN
    1 Lecher sat unknown at the end of the river (5)
    2 Soft-pedal loss of leader, give up (3,4)
    3 Eldest sister's description of fabric (4)
    4 Follow and somehow seduce, captivate charmer at first (7)
    5 According to report, proper copyright act issued for an animal part (7)
    6 Exasperated with guards stopping bread distribution; postponed (7,3)
    7 Character from folktale featured in tabloid, beat bear often (3,4)
    8 Residents beat up protestor (9)
    14 Nihilist sweating during exercise becomes boorish (10)
    15 Commission split with artist and company (9)
    18 Contract given by individual at market to strangle policeman (4,3)
    19 Rewards for clergy to reinsure regularly (7)
    20 Former spouse to get can, can-opener before time's out (7)
    22 Somehow, our town is no longer acceptable (7)
    25 After University find religion (5)
    26 Clean sore with antiseptic balm initially (4)

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    CROSS
    1 Revenue from delivering beer to ship (5) SALES
    4 Furniture and bed is returned, row on delivery primarily (9) SIDEBOARD
    9 Your old itch often gets scaly at the end (3)THY
    10 Scarcity; short of resin (3) LAC
    11 We, on a sign got Jades (7) WEARIES
    12 Upper surface of floor to be repaired; no money (4)
    13 Renovate, resettle American, Australian in property (4,6)
    15 Dismiss boy at meal, get girl band (5)
    16 Upset, plan is in the air (9)
    17 Terminated boy almost, rogue, not even immensely big (9)
    21 Ground flour union leader obtained for nothing (5)
    23 Say measure oriental girl on tree having sex appeal (10)
    24 Cut his head, and other things before (4)
    27 Fresh laceration, remove CRT, itís related to wind activity (7)
    28 Strange, was aware weekend is lost (3)
    29 Retain dress girl discarded (3)
    30 Others, including me follow subject without introduction that's most radical (9)
    31 Tribe to prohibit Tory leader at university (5)

    DOWN
    1 Lecher sat unknown at the end of the river (5)
    2 Soft-pedal loss of leader, give up (3,4)
    3 Eldest sister's description of fabric (4)
    4 Follow and somehow seduce, captivate charmer at first (7)
    5 According to report, proper copyright act issued for an animal part (7)
    6 Exasperated with guards stopping bread distribution; postponed (7,3)
    7 Character from folktale featured in tabloid, beat bear often (3,4)
    8 Residents beat up protestor (9)
    14 Nihilist sweating during exercise becomes boorish (10)
    15 Commission split with artist and company (9)
    18 Contract given by individual at market to strangle policeman (4,3)
    19 Rewards for clergy to reinsure regularly (7)
    20 Former spouse to get can, can-opener before time's out (7)
    22 Somehow, our town is no longer acceptable (7)
    25 After University find religion (5)
    26 Clean sore with antiseptic balm initially (4)

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    Afterdark

    ACROSS
    9 Orange juice, egg and herb (7)
    10 E-mail received by English recluse (7)
    11 Mysterious Bermuda Triangle; Narrated/released by country (7)
    12 Establish food store at famous university (7)
    13 Noise in good vehicle/carriage (6,3)
    15 Country's best comeback, stopping nosediving income for starters (5)
    16 Battle for office or after that? (7)
    19 Country's no good, antelope roams around (7)
    20 Bad or excellent within, admire (5)
    21 Being hedonistic, I visit city bars fanatically (9)
    25 Gossips on model's latest fling (7)
    26 Again startled about luxury car's charge (7)
    28 Social media humour image's not circulated as keepsake (7)
    29 Passion and love seen in country (7)

    DOWN
    1 Jumped with Robert on cot (6)
    2 Rat seen in rear part of hotel, large, round and nauseating head (4,2)
    3 Wise men's endless illusion (4)
    4 Comics distributed worldwide (6)
    5 Police officer from Germany almost upset, arrests Dutch at Spain (8)
    6 Church-worker fiercely rebelling to secure right (4,6)
    7 At 6 a.m., idea hatched for compromise (3,5)
    8 Laid on the mirror, it’s always right (4-4)
    14 Contemporary fire gate seen in country (3,7)
    16 Quiet place/space for school-break (8)
    17 Small question perhaps, span of matinee? (8)
    18 Break gate; inside is one device (8)
    22 Support's final, letter given by India, Libyan head and another country (6)
    23 Case to arrest British native (6)
    24 To be able to reach Australia, primarily drive to Argentinian capital or some other country (6)
    27 Inlet's mouth is blocked, there is stench (4)

    http://www.thehindu.com/crossword/th...cle8988553.ece

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    Aspartame

    ACROSS
    1 Plant generator systems (6)
    4 State department leader obtained success by going against the flow (6)
    9 Rear a young creature that’s inactive and immature (4)
    10 Stop shipping service (6,4)
    11 “Get down right away, ok?” (6)
    12 Dangerous tablet with a small document (8)
    13 Order angel to be sculpted employing the French as a test (9)
    15 Detect tiny stain (4)
    16 Game piece made using little plastic is working soundly (4)
    17 A tiny Byzantine guard’s abandoned treasure (9)
    21 Footballer about to torment heartless creature (8)
    22 Call centre in India firing men today (6)
    24 I cultivate a primrose for producer (10)
    25 See uneven edge in building blocks (4)
    26 Started off foretelling the future, ended up yelling (6)
    27 Enthusiasm shown by funny priest (6)

    DOWN
    1 Child starts letting out a scream, goes up to run down (7)
    2 Vibrating sound made by fly circling around woman (5)
    3 Narrowly defeat Asians holding bars used in the lab (7)
    5 Explain model changes to public relations instructor (6)
    6 I’m made to work with Trump unprepared (9)
    7 To manipulate date is an illegal act (7)
    8 Touring empire reviewing inheritance law (13)
    14 Gardening junta? (4,5)
    16 Stand against speaker leading to controversy (7)
    18 Indian cosmetic powder son applied from top to bottom to be undercover (7)
    19 This evening, duo to sing and drink gin near empty hut (7)
    20 Madams onscreen advertising fruit (6)
    23 Perform normal extraction of front tooth (5)

    http://www.thehindu.com/crossword/th...cle8994576.ece

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