The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2770 (22nd December 2013) (Fillable and with solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE (For solution, click here)

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1. Superb parrot and chimpanzee, for example (5,3)
5.US soldiers holding turncoat without charge (6)
9.Phone about small error in notice (9)
11.Tot before a play (5)
12.Oarsmen scoffed, by the sound of it (5)
13.Briefly run across street musicians (9)
14.Unhappy keeping scholarly woman (12)
18.Joining friendly US transportation company (5,7)
21.Promising illumination after power comes on (9)
23.Merle Haggard in ----- Gantry? (5)ANAGRAM of MERLE
24.Rebuke daughter deserved (5)
25.Sculpted near Loire, previously (7,2)ANAGRAM of NEAR LOIRE
26. Popular Bellini opera opening in London (6)
27.Sloth, perhaps, attendee suffered (8)ANAGRAM of ATTENDEE

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1.Ingenious device, specially tagged (6)ANAGRAM of TAGGED
2.Flag officer in the US navy (6)
3.Sporting event at Hilton arranged to include foremost of runners (9)ANAGRAM of AT HILTON+R for FOREMOST OF RUNNERS
4.Following surgery, worker goes after job (4-9)
6.Element causing trouble in the Navy (5)
7. Send on first of mail put into carriage (8)
8.Gesture involving sailors in house (4,4)
10.Blonde felt inclined to steal (5-8)
15.Standard chapter on interior design (9)ANAGRAM of C for CHAPTER+INTERIOR
16.Work out drive required with club (4,4)
17.Clergyman, one entering cathedral (8)
19.Cheers after Rome's broken conspiracy of silence (6)
20.Rim of bell cast in iron (6)
22.Monster in lengthy 11 (5)
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Created at 08.00 hrs IST on 22nd December 2013

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SOLUTION - Across- 1. GREAT APE 5.G-RAT-IS 9.DI-S-MISS-AL 11.DRAM-A 12.EIGHT 13.ORGANISTS 14.BLUE-STOCKING 18.UNION PACIFIC 21.P-LIGHTING 23.ELMER 24.RATE-D 25.EARLIER ON 26. NORMA-L 27.EDENTATE Down - 1.GADGET 2.ENSIGN 3.T-R-IATHLON 4.POST-OPERATIVE 6.R-ADO-N 7. T-R-ANSMIT 8.S-TAR S-IGN 10.LIGHT-FINGERED 15.C-RITERION 16.PUMP IRON 17.MIN-I-STER 19.OMER-TA 20.F-RING-E 22.HYDRA