The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2780 (2nd March 2014) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE (For solution, click here)

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Across: (For solution, click here)
1. Islander, terrible hypocrite, he ignored (7)
5.Hit rain when high, and this on Everest? (4,3)
9.Forward almost missing header (5)
10.Plant from Andorra, so peculiar (6,3)
11.Carnival uncommon around the East at present (5,4)
12.Attacker overlooking a person on a horse (5)
13.Settlers introducing dour priest to lager-like beer (7,7)
17.Typical delegate (14)
19.Fresh Police Constable arresting male teacher, retired (5)
21.Hush-hush operation with leading character in Coronation Street amazingly being brought round (3-6)
23.Police vehicle part modified by Carlo abroad (6,3)
24.I spot one inside supplying dope (5)
25.Industry importing special rum, a racket (7)
26.Reaches former nurses (7)

Down: (For solution, click here)
1.Happy to salute youth leader (6)
2.Doorman admitting characteristic bore, an artist (8,7)
3.Brown is one of its members, girl with class (3,6)
4.Whippet finally spots litter (5)
5.Go mad, disconcert a worthy (5,1,3)
6.Wrongdoer beheaded in secret (5)
7.A card game, distraction not including one shorter form (8,7)
8.Revolutionary annoyed relief organisation (3,5)
14.The very same dialect in resort (9)
15.Start to trust man brought in to handle as much as possible (2,3,4)
16.Crazy shot leading cup (8)
18.Briefly set out American position (6)
20.Recently stolen - that appears in Post Office picture (5)
22.Quietly press for expulsion (5)
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Created at 08.30 hrs IST on 2nd March 2014

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SOLUTION - Across - 1 CYPRIOT 5 THIN AIR 9 EARLY 10 AARONS ROD 11 RARE-E SHOW 12 RIDER 13 PIL-GRIM FATHER-S 17 REPRESENTATIVE 19 C-RIS-P 21 T-OP SECRET 23 PATROL CAR 24 I-D-I-OT 25 T-URM-OIL 26 EX-TENDS Down - 1 CHEER-Y 2 POR-TRAIT PAIN-TER 3 IVY LEAGUE(The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States - Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.-Google) 4 T-RASH 5 THROW A FIT 6 INNER 7 A-BRIDGE-D VERSION 8 RED CROSS 14 IDENTICAL 15 TO T-HE HILT 16 CRACK-POT 18 STAT-US 20 P-HOT-O 22 P-URGE