The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2728 (3rd March 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1.Girl having a short walk (6) CHARADE+DELETION (A+6-letter synonym for WALK from which last letter is deleted)
4.Knight's weapon, auction item (8) CHARADE (5-letter synonym for WEAPON+3-letter synonym for AUCTION ITEM
10.Cliche from first of prisoners given freedom (9) CHARADE (P+8-letter synonym for FREEDOM
11.Imitate La Boheme female beginning to cry (5) CHARADE (4-letter name for La Boheme FEMALE+C for BEGINNING TO CRY
12.Manage to score before Italian (3,2) CHARADE (3-letter synonym for SCORE+IT for ITALIAN
13.One excluded strange isle abroad (3,3,3) CHARADE (3-letter synonym for STRANGE+3-letter name of an ISLE+3-letter synonym for ABROAD
14.Line in a Henry Miller novel (6,2,6) DOUBLE DEFINITION (LINE here is an imaginary line on earth)
18.Court trouble having fish cooked in hot Riviera resort (5,2,4,3) CHARADE+ANAGRAM (5-letter synonym for FISH+IN HOT+4-letter name of a RIVIERA RESORT)
20.Result of fine jump (9) CHARADE (OF+F for FINE+6-letter synonym for JUMP)
22.Operatic heroine not quite of sound mind (5) CHARADE+DELETION (6-letter synonym for OF SOUND MIND from which last letter is deleted)
23. Heading for marina in carriage, a vagrant (5) CHARADE (4-letter synonym for CARRIAGE+M for HEADING FIR MARINA)
24.A settler from abroad, I'm male with one permit (9) CHARADE (IM+M for MALE+I for ONE+5-letter synonym for PERMIT)
25.A guiding principle on credit is shown to be misplaced (8) ANAGRAM of ON CREDIT
26.Famous composer - Her Majesty is among supporters (6) CHARADE (4-letter synonym for SUPPORTERS+HM for HER MAJESTY)

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1.Animal from mountain, a cat with no tail (6) CHARADE+DELETION (3-letter name of a MOUNTAIN+A CA (A CAT WITHOUT TAIL)
2. First-class crumble and pie over in restaurant (9) CHARADE+REVERSAL (AI for FIRST CLASS+3-letter synonym for CRUMBLE+4-letter synonym for PIE, all of which are reversed)
3.I do it foolishly, being a fool! (5) ANAGRAM of I DO IT
5.FIFA's president, for example, is in an advantageous position (5,2,3,4) DOUBLE DEFINITION
6.Return with pardon? (4,5) DOUBLE DEFINITION
7.Member's introduction to old dance (5) CHARADE (4-letter synonym for MEMBER+O for OLD)
8.Saying little, volunteers about one opportunity (8) CHARADE (TA for VOLUNTEERS+C for ABOUT+I for ONE+4-letter synonym for OPPORTNITY)
9.Released from nick, unfit (3,2,9) DOUBLE DEFINITION
15.One who enticed children in Dieppe with rip off? (4,5) ANAGRAM of DIEPPE RIP
16.See pest rock violently on board single-decker (9) CHARADE+ANAGRAM (5-letter synonym for CARRIAGE+ROCK)
17.Miscellaneous trades, so varied (8) ANAGRAM of TRADES SO
19.New stakes in French football club (6) CHARADE (N for NEW+5-letter synonym for STAKES)
21.Boy is missing a Swiss coin (5) CHARADE+DELETION (7-letter name of a BOY from which IS is deleted)
22.Turbulent reign in African country (5) ANAGRAM of REIGN
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Created at 8.30 hrs IST on 03-03-2013

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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. A-STRID 4. LANCE-LOT 10. P-LATITUDE 11. MIMI-C 12. CUT IT 13. ODD MAN OUT 14. TROPIC OF CANCER 18. SKATE ON THI-N ICE 20. OF-F-SPRING 22. NORMA 24. IM-M-I-GRANT 25. DOCTRINE 26. BRA-HM-S
DOWN - 1. ALP-A-CA 2. TRAT-TOR-IA 3. IDIOT 5. A-HEAD OF THE GAME 6. COME A-GAIN 7. LIMB-O 8. TA-C-I-TURN 9. OUT OF CONDITION 15. PIED PIPER 16. C-OCKR-OACH 17. ASSORTED 19. N-ANTES 21. FRANC 22. NIGER