The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2824 (18th January 2015)(Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE (For solution, click here)

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1.Benefits from book by novelist, Doris's last (9)
6.Shoot bishop after all others (5)
9.Punch a mate (5)
10.Big top musical? Backing provisional (9)
11.Actor, in the guise of Scottish king, about to wade across behind duke (6,7)
13.Drunk loiters in a Portuguese resort (7)
14.An expert in Pennsylvania helps to produce a universal remedy (7)
16.Ruby? Girl in former tin mining town (7)
18.Vulgar about Salvation Army campaign (7)
19.Baffling drama? Pretend not to be interested (4,4,2,3)
22.House in historic city (9)
23.Miss Grey, a long time entertaining knight (5)
24.Box containing English throwing weapon (5)
25.Began to check boundary not rigorously fixed (4-5)

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1.Reverse taxi over, parking at centre (4)
2.Moved abroad - good being in Dubai, for example, with daughter (9)
3.Groucho's Bar playing show song (11,4)
4.Turning brown - Russian river, as is to be expected (7)
5.Star member up in tanning area? (7)
6.Gunner grabbed unexpectedly, crossing at a landmark near to Checkpoint Charlie (11,4)
7.I travel, giving support to a male friend (5)
8.Fail to make any progress, as war treated suspiciously (5,5)
12.Chief city in Middle East - large container port set up (10)
15.Humiliated Conservative hurried (9)
17.Hornblower's short speech after end of skirmish (7)
18.Group from lake bed shown first (7)
20.Girl, one interrupting queen (5)
21.Exploited group in House, Democrats (4)
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Created at 09.45 hrs IST on 18th January 2015 from Bangalore

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SOLUTION - Across - 1 B-LESSINGS (Doris May Lessing (1919-2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. - Google) 6 B-LAST 9 CHIN-A 10 TENT-ATIVE 11 ROBERT RE-D-FORD 13 ESTORIL (Estoril is a town and a former civil parish in the municipality of Cascais, Portugal.- Google) 14 P-AN-ACE-A 16 RED-RUTH (Redruth is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England - Google) 18 CRU-SA-DE 19 PLAY HARD TO GET 22 LANCASTER 23 AG-N-ES (Agnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Bronte. - Google) 24 SP-E-AR 25 OPEN END-ED
DOWN - 1 BAC-K 2 EMI-G-RATE-D 3 SCARBOROUGH FAIR (Scarborough Fair is a traditional English ballad about the Yorkshire town of Scarborough. - Google) 4 NAT-URAL 5 SUN-TRAP 6 BRANDENBURG GATE 7 A-M-I-GO 8 TREAD WATER 12 ME-TROP-OLIS 15 C-HASTENED 17 H-ORATIO (Horatio Hornblower is a fictional Napoleonic Wars era Royal Navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester. - Google) 18 COT-ERIE 20 ANN-I-E 21 USED