Cryptic Crossword from the Sunday Hindu (7th February 2016) - Fillable and with hints & solution

This is a web based solver for crosswords developed by Mr.Hari Balakrishnan that lets you directly type and submit the answers. You click on a cell to highlight the word. If a cell is part of both across and down clues, when you click again, it toggles the highlighting. Play with it and send your feedback to puthirmayamgmailcom.


Across:
1.Keep track of idiot in upland area (7)
5.Enchantress after small change (6)
10.Wayward inspector, very corrupt, securing end (11)
11.Central point about hairstyle (3)
12.Sheep confined by iron structure (5)
13.Pair united in support, endlessly diligent (9)
14.Financial backer behind newspaper showing protective spirit (8,5)
18.Absolute icon, in and out, changed and left (13)
20.Game in social event involving crowd with energy (9)
22.Liking sample (5)
23.Drink part of the last round (3)
24.Detest union, badly biased (11)
25.Modest protest beginning in earnest (6)
26.Rush about, being one responsible for operation (7)

Down:
1.Fielder upset about finish (3-3)
2.Losing cat, sadly hankering for the past (9)
3.Firm wanting leader present for discussion (5)
4.Poet's judgement, carrying depth above measure, on sleep (7,7)
6.Comedian, hot and strained, retiring (9)
7.Extremely engaging sailor restricted by custom (5)
8.Truly pious, embracing retreat (8)
9.Playing versus Spain, see convincing quality (14)
15.Writer of comments from Wigan, not a Tory (9)
16.Odd angles, lot in crystalline mass (9)
17.Republican in vicious coup bad for cabinet? (8)
19.Time? It's a vast expanse, child (6)
21.Brightness in valley mostly before noon (5)
22.Instructor in middle of ritual on hill (5)
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Created at 09.30 hrs IST on 07-02-2016 from Bangalore

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