Cryptic Crossword from The Sunday Hindu (No. 2724 of 03-02-2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution)

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1. Gas let off by a politician (8)
5.A plank on a yacht maybe (6)
10.Month in America below zero (5)
11.Poverty's end is seen in reform (9)
12.Excite them with incredible nursery rhyme (5,5,4)
14.Tar at sea with sail and ropes (7)
15.Quite a few cut off by a lake (7)>
17.Order to desist, so visit cancelled (4,3)
19.Choice of words found in short stories beginning differently (7)
21.Fictional lawyer and policeman row pointing to boundary (5-5,4)
24.Playing air twice (short tune), 'Land of Hope . . .' (9)
25.Stroll back, then head off (5)>
26.Notice, on inlet, a large number of ships (6)
27.Clergyman never terribly overdrawn? (8)

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1.Celebrity in stage musical (4
2.Hacienda owner sprinted and caught the woman (7)
3. Criminal element mostly after speed abroad (9)
4.Dog fends tribesman off (4,4,6)
6. Screen idol, at the end, crashing bore (5)
7. A row about the Spanish studio (7)
8. Send in lady to reform theme park (10)
9.Son was sent up by barrister, one provoking debate (6,8)
13.Miserable girl in police van (5,5)
16.Be unsteady, unwell during leave (9)
18.Odd having passionate desire over a period of five years (7)
20. Soldier taken over impressive base (7)
22.Well-known record, Donovan's first (5)>
23.Guide boy round centre of Amsterdam (4)
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ANSWERS
Across 1 FIRED-A-MP (Firedamp is flammable gas, especially methane. found in coal mines.-Google) 5 A-BOARD 10 M-IN-US 11 NEEDINESS 12 THREE BLIND MICE 14 LARIATS 15 SEVER-A-L 17 CALL OFF 19 D-ICTION 21 MASON DIXON LINE (The Mason Dixon line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute between British colonies in Colonial America. It is a demarcation line among four U.S. states, forming part of the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia (then part of Virginia). -Google) 24 R-U-RI-T-A-N-IA 25 AMBLE 26 ARM-AD-A 27 RE-VEREN-D
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1 FAME 2 RAN-CHER 3 DESPE-RADO 4 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6 B-L-IND 7 A-T-EL-IER 8 DISNEYLAND 9 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 13 BLACK MARIA (Black Maria, a slang term for a police van used to transport prisoners-Google) 16 VAC-ILL-ATE 18 LUST-RUM (A lustrum (plural lustra) was a term for a five-year period in Ancient Rome.-Google) 20 IG-NOBLE 22 NOTE-D 23 L-E-AD