The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2735 (21st April 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1.Husband on board poorly lit boat (6)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for POORLY LIT+H for HUSBAND)
4.Candour unwisely shown about large witches' pot (8)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (CANDOUR+L for LARGE)
10.Splendid Havana, say (7)DOUBLE DEFINITION
11.Person vandalising cowl on chimney (7)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for COWL+LUM for CHIMNEY)
12.Crude thug with money (5-3-5)STRAIGHT CLUE
14.Who will have reviewed this Sheridan play? (3,6)DOUBLE DEFINITION
15.Magistrate imprisoning duke for evasion (5)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for MAGISTRATE+D for DUKE)
16.Leader of opposing side is outstanding (5)CHARADE (O for LEADER OF OPPOSING+4-letter synonym for SIDE)
18.Children's author had dollar exchanged (5,4)ANAGRAM of HAD DOLLAR
21.On what a local tax may be based in area A (but level fluctuates) (8,5)ANAGRAM of AREA A BUT LEVEL
23. Captain brought in an eastern perennial (7)CHARADE (4-letter name of a CAPTAIN+AN+E for EASTERN)
24.Grandmother cutting a cotton cloth (7)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for GRANDMOTHER+4-letter synonym for CUTTING)
25.Dagger found in street by messy toilet (8)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (ST for STREET+TOILET)
26.Opening bowler, perhaps American, catches one (6)CHARADE (HAT for BOWLER+I for ONE+US for AMERICAN)

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1.Star of French cinema's first speech (10)CHARADE (DE for OF FRENCH+C for CINEMAS FIRST+7-letter synonym for SPEECH)
2.New record a while ago with melody taken from 9 (7)CHARADE (N for NEW+EP for RECORD+4-letter synonym for MELODY)
3.One would expect a player to behave appropriately (3,3,5,4)STRAIGHT CLUE
5.Language used when armchair almost collapsed (7)DELETION+ANAGRAM (ANAGRAM of ARMCHAIR)
6.Painter cooked vindaloo and rice (8,2,5)ANAGRAM of VINDALOO AND RICE
7.Revolutionary university in revolutionary broadcast (7)CHARADE (RED for REVOLUTIONARY+4-letter name of a UNIVERSITY)
8.Celebrity from Dublin, a megastar (4)CONTAINED INSIDE
9.Earth perhaps flat? Theory, initially (6)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for FLAT+T for THEORY INITIALLY)
13. Very evil trap set up for game (4,6)CHARADE+REVERSAL (REAL for VERY+3-letter synonym for EVIL which is reversed+3-letter synonym for TRAP which is reversed)
17.One from the Middle East is one king brought over (7)CHARADE+REVERSAL (IS+4-letter name of a (Shakespearean) KING which is reversed+I for ONE)
18.Get near volatile chemical substance (7)ANAGRAM of GET NEAR
19.Article put in last, possibly at an angle (6)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (AN for ARTICLE+LAST)
20.Complaint from the Italian chaps stationed in the outskirts of Aldershot (7)CHARADE (AT for OUTSKIRTS of ALDERSHOT+3-letter synonym for CHAPS)
22.Girl in form caught out (4)CHARADE+DELETION (5-letter synonym for FORM from which C for CAUGHT is deleted)
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Created at 9.00 hrs IST on 21-04-2013

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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. DING-H-Y 4. CAU-L-DRON 10. CAPITAL 11. HOOD-LUM 12. ROUGH AND READY 14. THE CRITIC 15. DO-D-GE 16. O-WING 18. ROALD DAHL 21. RATEABLE VALUE 23. A-NEMO-N-E 24. NAN-KEEN 25. ST-ILETTO 26. H-I-AT-US
DOWN - 1. DE-C-ORATION 2. N-EP-TUNE 3. HIT THE RIGHT NOTE 5. 6. LEONARDO DA VINCI 7. R-ELAY-ED 8. NAME 9. PLANE-T 13. R-A- TEN-NIS 17. IS-RAEL-I 18. REAGENT 19. ASL-AN-T 20. A-IL-MEN-T 22. LASS