The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2744 (23rd June 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1 Answer in pamphlet makes one carry on (8)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for PAMPHLET+ANS for ANSWER)
5 Watches a woman's first swing (6)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for WATCHES+A+W for WOMAN'S FIRST)
9 Asset for forward having extra yard (8)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for FOR+4-letter synonym for FORWARS+Y for YARD)
10Group of stars interrupted by a bad-tempered woman (6)CHARADE (5-letter name for A GROUP OF STARS (Zodiac sign)+A )
11A Highlander in a cravat (5)CHARADE (A+4-letter synonym for NORTHERNER (in UK))
12One unreasonably held to be above criticism in case, crowd stoned (6,3)b>ANAGRAM of CASE CROWD)
14 Prostitute's toms, carnal we suspect (7,5)<ANAGRAM of TOMS CARNAL WE
18 Girl phones about empty shop in a town down under (5,7)CHARADE (5-letter name of a GIRL+SP for EMPTY SHOP+5-letter synonym for PHONES (Nevil Shute's famous novel) )
21 Parliamentarian's stout leader (9)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for STOUT+4-letter synonym for LEADER )
23 Snare large deer (name for male) (5)CHARADE+SUBSTITUTION (5-letter synonym for LARGE DEER in which M for MALE is replaced by N for NAME)
24Uniform worn by soldier, and sailor with axe (6)CHARADE (GI for SOLDIER+U for UNIFORM+3-letter synonym for SAILOR)
25A female, articulate and wealthy (8)CHARADE (A+F for FEMALE+6-letter synonym for ARTIULATE)
26 Place containing small back room (6)CHARADE+REVERSAL (3-letter synonym for PLACE+3-letter synonym for SMALL which is reversed)
27Humiliating blunder made by fool getting fine in front of everybody (8)Not solved (-R-T-FALL (F for FINE+ALL for EVERYBODY)

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1 Lead in this getting Oscar? Fine film (3,3)STRAIGHT CLUE
2 Immediately pay the penalty, catching cold (2,4)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for PAY THE PENALTY+C for COLD)
3 Select cap randomly from display (9)ANGRAM of SELECT CAP
4 Tosca part he turned into a disaster (11)ANAGRAM of TOSCA PART HE
6 Choice of the Spanish, Italian, and English (5)CHARADE (EL for SPANISH+IT for ITALIAN+E for ENGLISH)
7Order changed for cashmere? I haven't a clue (6,2)ANAGRAM of CASHMERE
8 Section of orchestra producing 'Merry Widow' on record, ultimately (8)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (WIDOW ON+D for RECORD ULTIMATELY)
13 Find me working in food game (6,2,3)ANAGRAM+CHARADE (5-letter synonym for FOOD+FIND ME)
15 They may be provided for the rest of the train's passengers (6-3)STRAIGHT CLUE (Name for Sleeping car in European trains)
16Admiral at sea penning good song (8)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (ADMIRAL+G for GOOD)
17 Statuette, popular in price (8)CHARADE (6-letter synonym for PRICE+IN for POPULAR)
19 Person takes long time going round wine shop (6)CHARADE+REVERSAL (BOD for PERSON+3-letter synonym for LONG TIME which is reversed)
20 Season the Italian vegetable (6)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for SEASON (Easter time)+IL for ITALIA)
22 Tipple before a play(5) CHARADE (4-letter synonym for TIPPLE+A)
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Created at 8.30 hrs IST on 23-06-2013

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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. TR-ANS-ACT 5. SEES-A-W 9. PRO-PERT-Y 10. VIRA-G-O 11. A-SCOT 12. SACRED COW 14. SCARLET WOMAN 18. ALICE SP-RINGS 21. ROUND-HEAD 23. N-OOSE 24. G-U-I-TAR 25. A-F-FLUENT 26. L-EEW-AY 27. Not solved (-R-T-F-ALL)
DOWN - 1. TOP HAT 2. AT ON-C-E 3. SPECTACLE 4. CATASTROPHE 6. EL-IT-E 7. SEARCH ME 8. WOODWIN-D 13. CHE-MIN DE F-ER (With the help of Thesaurus) 15. WAGONS LIT 16. MADRI-G-AL 17. FIGUR-IN-E 19. BOD-EGA 20. LENT-IL 22. DRAM-A