The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2729 (10th March 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1.Brewing agent may be obtained from Mediterranean country shortly (4) CHARADE+DELETION (5-letter name of a MEDITARRANEAN COUNTRY from which last letter is deleted)
3.Pairs a pal's circulated for valuations (10) ANAGRAM of PAIRS A PALS
9.Type of broad-leaved weed in harbour (4) DOUBLE DEFINITION
10.Does a full dish of ravioli constitute this? (6,4) DUBLE DEFINITION (Think what is usually said for a FULL DISH)
12.Do as promised, get rid of virtually all of blades? (4,4,4) CHARADE (4,3-letter synonym for VIRTUALLY ALL+5-letter synonym for BLADE)
15. One who buys nearly clean jumper (9) CHARADE+DELETION (4-letter synonym for CLEAN from which last letter is deleted+6-letter synonym for CHASER)
17.In a week, wood flooded (5) CHARADE (AW for A WEEK+3-letter name of a TREE)
18.Patriarch, one rejected by church (5) ANAGRAM+CHARADE (ONE+CH for CHURCH)
19.Fool's heartless gibe about one aide (9) CHARADE+DELETION (4-letter synonym for FOOL'S+I for ONE+5-letter synonym for GIBE from which middle letter is deleted)
20.Two members making a large amount of money (2,3,3,1,3) CHARADE (Synonym for TWO MEMBERS)
24.Injudicious act giving cheek about king (10) CHARADE (9-letter synonym for CHEEK+R for KING)
25. Collection of reminiscences about northern girl (4) CHARADE (ANA for COLLECTION+N for NORTHERN)
26. Indecisive leader in industry runs firm (10) CHARADE (I for LEADER IN INDUSTRY+R for RUNS+8-letter synonym for FIRM)
27.Attempt from bunker, initially with wood (4) CHARADE (B for BUNKER INITIALLY+3-letter name of a WOOD)

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1. Damaging allegations over captain and fish (10) CHARADE (MUD for ALLEGATIONS+7-letter synonym for CAPTAIN)
2.What key sportsman could use for a change? (6,4) DOUBLE DEFINITION (keyword is KEY)
4.Indignation is shown when card game's cut short (5) CHARADE+DELETION (6-letter name of a CARD GAME from which last letter is deleted)
5.What delay motorists? Stupid arrows do round centre of Tokyo (9) ANAGRAM+CHARADE (ARROWS DO+K for CENTRE OF TOKYO)
6. Form of refreshment in America coeds concocted (3-5,4) ANAGRAM of AMERICA COEDS
7.Elderly French artist almost set up (4) CHARADE+REVERSAL+DELETION (DEGAS for FRENCH ARTIST from which last letter is deleted and then reversed)
8. Old sailor's dry wit (4) DOUBLE DEFINITION
11.To perform a social duty for others, preside at awards ceremony? (2,3,7) DOUBLE DEFINITION
13.Film Spaniard's house on one of the Costas (10) STRAIGHT CLUE
14. Snapshot in public house got Harpo upset (10) CHARADE+ANAGRAM (PH for PUBLIC HOUSE+GOT HARPO)
16.Wear still to be treated in part of building (9) ANAGRAM of WEAR STILL
21. A Caledonian racecourse (5) CHARADE (A+4-letter synonym for CALEDONIAN)
22.Married in one, a short skirt (4) CHARADE (M for MARRIED+IN+I for ONE)
23.Box in last of fights on equal footing (4) CHARADE (S for LAST OF FIGHTS+3-letter synonym for EQUAL)
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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. MALT 3. APPRAISALS 9. DOCK 10. SQUARE MEAL 12. KEEP ONE-S WORD 15. PUR-CHASER 17. A-WASH 18. ENO-CH 19. ASS-I-S-TANT 20 AN ARM AND A LEG 24. IMP-R-UDENCE 25. AN-N-A 26. I-R-RESOLUTE 27. B-ASH
DOWN - 1. MUD-SKIPPER 2. LOCKER ROOM 4. PIQUE 5. ROADWOR-K-S 6. ICE CREAM SODA 7. AGED 8. SALT 11. DO THE HONOURS 13. CASABLANCA 14. PH-OTOGRAPH 16. STAIRWELL 21. A-SCOT 22. M-IN-I 23. S-PAR