The Sunday Hindu Crossword (3rd January 2016)

Cryptic Crossword from the Sunday Hindu (3rd January 2016) - Fillable and with hints & solution

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Across:
1.Face struggle to arrest slump (6)
4.Snake and cheat, swaggering (8)
9.Bird towards north sheltered by dry covering (9)
11.Some Essex celebrities are brilliant (5)
12.Ceremony fitting in speech (4)
13.Mean and horrible under it all (3-7)
15.Cabbage newly seen beside field covered with herbs (7,6)
18.Fresh crop that rises very high (13)
20.Thick-skinned creature, old crocodile initially in river, emerged without energy (10)
22.Insect returning in rush to mate (4)
24.Deep voice about right for memorial (5)
25.Given evidence bound to include established supposition (9)
26.Remove spar in area for maintenance of craft (8)
27.Song sung by sailors in hut (6)

Down:
1.Room in church really enshrining saint (6)
2.Son left mark of damage in high-powered vehicle (6,3)
3.Odd parts of garden we cultivated (4)
5. Anxious one outside shelter on height surrounded by crows (2,11)
6.Beloved wife filling churn with skill (10)
7.Sustain elected scoundrel (5)
8.Travel on day after day in desire for rare commodity (4,4)
10.Male elk settler disturbed runs in wild haste (6-7)
14.Against corruption of usury, toil honestly (10)
16.Clubs entertained by broadcast on trivia of a bygone age (9)
17.Put down in the role of copy editor (8)
19.Careless and casual in fling (6)
21.One story, not good, about Newton? (5)
23.Substance hot after excavation (4)
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Created at 09.45 hrs IST on 03-01-2016 from Bangalore

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