The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2739 (19th May 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1.Circles rook with pieces following opponent's opening (6)CHARADE (O for OPPONENTS OPENING+R for ROOK+4-letter synonym for PIECES)
4.Catch post in western extremity (5,3)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for CATCH+4-letter synonym for POST)
10.What may be taught at school about helium, head of mathematics is to test (9)CHARADE (C for ABOUT+HE for HELIUM+M for HEAD OF MATHEMATICS+IS+3-letter synonym for TEST)
11.Letter from Greece about a dance (7)CHARADE (6-letter Greek Letter+A)
12.Spanish wine imbibed by river results in easing of tension (7)CHARADE (DEE for RIVER+4-letter name of a SPANISH WINE)
13.Pretty sweet carton(9-3)STRAIGHT CLUE (what carton contains sweets?)
17.Dorset lighthouse seen in harbour - come ashore on account (8,4)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for HARBOUR+4-letter synonym for COME ASHORE+4-letter synonym for BILL)
20.Le Carre novel, more readable (7)ANAGRAM of LE CARRE
21.Vessel's gone out with everybody on board (7)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (GONE+3-letter synonym for EVERYBODY)
23.Cabins for the upwardly mobile? (5,4)STRAIGHT CLUE (what is used in mountains to move people up?)
24.Quiet old character in trim (5)CHARADE (P for QUIET+4-letter name for OLD (alphabetic) CHARACTER)
25.Hanger-on ruined pair's tea (8)ANAGRAM of PAIRS TEA
26.Want to change sides (6)DOUBLE DEFINITION

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1.Painting, superficially attractive, depicting ecological problem at sea (3,5)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for PAINTING+4-letter synonym for SUPERFICIALLY ATTRACTIVE)
2.Rodgers and Hart song, sad, second on (4,4CHARADE (4-letter synonym for SAD+MO for SECOND+ON)
3.Greek character volunteers after article (5)CHARADE (THE for ARTICLE+TA for VOLUNTEERS)
5.Type of cattle under an age BSE affected? (8,5)ANAGRAM of UNDER AN AGE BSE
6.Unfortunately did for two found washed up on a beach? (9)ANAGRAM of DID FOR TWO
7.Carry on with former nurse (6)CHARADE (2-letter synonym for FORMER+4-letter synonym for NURSE)
8.Poet in study, in need of a drink first (6)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for IN NEED OF A DRINK+3-letter synonym for STUDY)
10.Sort to leave acting role (9,4)CHARADE (9-letter synonym for ACTING+4-letter synonym for ROLE)
14.Sold us roe, processed, having no smell(9)ANAGRAM of SOLD US ROE
15.Cushy job at home in stable (8)CHARADE (6-letter synonym for STABLE+IN for AT HOME)
16.Ringing dope in factory (8)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for FACTORY+GEN for DOPE)
18.Step one is to climb across cold mass covering the top of Everest? (6)Cannot explain
19.Don't forget about leaving part (6)CHARADE+DELETION (8-letter synonym for DON'T FORGET from which RE for ABOUT is deleted)
22.Circles vowel in error (5)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for CIRCLES+E for VOWEL)
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Created at 8.30 hrs IST on 19-05-2013

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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. O-R-BITS 4. LAND-'S END 9. L-OUSE 10. C-HE-M-IS-TRY 11. LAMB-A-DA 12. DE-TENT-E 13. CHOCOLATE BOX 17. PORT-LAND BILL 20. CLEARER 23. CABL CARS 24. P-RUNE 25. PARASITE 26. DEFECT DOWN - 1. OIL SLICK 2. BLUE MO-ON 3. THE-TA 5. ABERDEEN ANGUS 6. DRIFTWOOD 7. EX-TEND 8. DRY-DEN 10. CHARACTER PART 14. ODOURLESS 16. PLAN-GEN-T 18. I-CE CAP 19. MEMBER 20. LAPS-E