The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2730 (17th March 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1.Utter nothing in between (8)CHARADE (7-letter synonym for BETWEEN which contains O for NOTHING)
5.A frozen piece of water inside clinic I cleared (6)CONTAINED INSIDE
9.Traitor in film, shot at the start (8)Cannot explain
10. Jurisdiction of Military Police in Ireland (6)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for IRELAND which contains MP for MILITARY POLICE)
12.Important subject for children (5)DOUBLE DEFINITION
13.Date twin and experience an illusion (3,6)DOUBLE DEFINITION
14.Immediately visiting principal tourist attraction (2,5,5)DOUBLE DEFINITION
18.Steal a march on absent staff at work (12)CHARADE (OUT for ABSENT STAFF+9-letter synonym for WORK)
21.Put one's foot down, properly, in plant (9)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for PUT ONES FOOT DOWN+4-letter synonym for PROPERLY)
23.Regret there's no rum put out (5)ANAGRAM of NO RUM
24.Girl has a variety of medals (6)ANAGRAM of MEDALS
25.Knife fight involving till that's short (8)CHARADE (3,2-letter synonym for FIGHT+TIL (TILL thats short))
26.Artist going to bank, once in a while (6) CHARADE (RA foe ARTIST+4-letter synonym for BANK)
27.I am a nerd to be distracted, elsewhere (2,1,5)ANAGRAM of I AM A NERD

Down: For solution, click here
1. Bird pecked a dainty morsel (6)CHARADE (TIT for BIRD+3-letter synonym for PECKED)
2.Monstrous woman therefore capsized vessel (6)CHARADE+REVERSAL (4-letter synonym for THEREFORE which is reversed+SS for VESSEL)
3.Carothers formed a band (9)ANAGRAM of CAROTHERS
4.Unseemly rag with wise words, surprisingly, for a deserted husband (5,7)ANAGRAM of RAG WISE WORDS
6.Search round for a small jazz band (5)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for SEARCH+O for ROUND)
7.Sack England's opener after home game (8)Cannot explain
8.Factors in fire and water, say (8)DOUBLE DEFINITION
11.Short broadcast from all the bridge players round home (4,8)CHARADE (NEWS for ALL THE BRIDGE PLAYERS+6-letter synonym for ROUND+IN for HOME)
15.Went on and on after spades and clubs mixed up (9)CHARADE (SC for SPADES CLUBS+7-letter synonym for MIXED UP)
16.Think carefully about deception by team close to walkover (8)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for DECEPTION+4-letter synonym for TEAM+R for CLOSE TO WALKOVER)
17.Vessel carrying right flag (8)CHARADE (7-letter synonym for VESSEL which contains R for RIGHT)
19.Relative, free after beginning of April (6)CHARADE (A for BEGINNING OF APRIL+5-letter synonym for FREE)
20.Popular class can make this tell (6)CHARADE (IN for POPULAR+4-letter synonym for CLASS)
22.Live with daughter in good health (5)CHARADE (D for DAUGHTER+4-letter synonym for IN GOOD HEALTH)
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Created at 8.30 hrs IST on 17-03-2013

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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. TH-O-ROUGH 5. ICICLE 9. TURNCOAT (Guess) 10. E-MP-IRE 12. ISSUE 13. SEE DOUBLE 14. AT FIRST SIGHT 18. OUT-MANOEUVRE 21. SPEED-WELL 23. MOURN 25. S-TIL-ETTO 26. RA-RELY 27. IN A DREAM
DOWN - 1. TIT-BIT 2. OGRE-SS 3. ORCHESTRA 4. GRASS WIDOWER 6. COMB-O 7. CRIB-BAG-E 8. ELEMENTS 11. NEWS BULLETIN 15. S-C-RAMBLED 16. CON-SIDE-R 17. ST-R-EAMER 19. A-UNTIE 20. IN-FORM 22. D-WELL