The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2731 (24th March 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1.Quick exercises after concert (6)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for CONCERT+PT for EXERCISES)
4. Child's play? (5,3)STRAIGHT CLUE (name of a children's play)
10.Member blowing hard, trumpet player (9)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for MEMBER+6-letter synonym for HARD)
11.Behave badly at college after work (3,2)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for WORK+UP for COLLEGE)
12.Children's author and poet shortly to be given extremely excellent time (7)CHARADE (4-letter name of a POE+ET for EXTREMELY EXCELLENT+T for TIME)
13.Mimic one friend eating Italian (7)CHARADE (I for ONE+4-letter synonym for FRIND+IT for ITALIAN)
14.A careless seamstress may forget her train of thought? (4,3,6)DOUBLE DEFINITION
17.What a child may have to wear even on train (or coach)? (6,7)STRAIGHT CLUE
21.In conflict with commander this month (7)CHARADE (AGA for COMMANDER+4-letter synonym for THIS MONTH)
22.Crow put him off? That's about right (7)ANAGRAM+CHARADE (PUT HIM+R for RIGHT)
24. Is it possible for a learner to navigate this? (5)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for IS IT POSSIBLE+AL for A LEARNER)
25.Guns lay by sacks (3,6)CHARADE (cannot explain first part+6-letter synonym for SACKS)
26.Average speed on way (8)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for WAY+4-letter synonym for SPEED)
27.Workmen's tools left in crooked spire (6)ANAGRAM+CHARADE (SPIRE+L for LEFT)

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1.Work willingly with others in activity ahead of dance (4,4)DOUBLE DEFINITION
2.Shell daughter removed from window (5)CHARADE+DELETION (6-letter synonym for WINDOW from which D for DAUGHTER is deleted)
3. Cool case (7)DOUBLE DEFINITION
5.Condiment game colonel put underneath tongue (7,7)Cannot explain fully (7-letter name of a CONDIMENT)
6.Inspect burst main feeding SW river (7)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (EXE for RIVER+MAIN)
7.Drunken do up at pit ended (3,4,2)ANAGRAM of DO UP AT PIT
8.Quietly he interrupts young relative (6)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for YOUNG+P for QUIETLY+HE)
9.Mainly intended to reach those people top star harassed (3,3,4,4)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (3,4-letter synonym for INTENDED TO REACH THOSE PEOPLE+TOP STAR)
15.Supported American coming in injured (9)CHARADE (7-letter synonym for INJURED+US for AMERICAN)
16.Force when entering Tennessee port, leaderless (8)CHARADE+DELETION (7-letter name of a TENNESSEE PORT from which first letter is deleted+AS for WHEN)
18. Boxer's second name's King (7)Cannot explain fully
19.First home, one with tail wagging (7)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (IN for HOME+I for ONE+TAIL)
20.Powder copper put in malt extract (6)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (CU for COPPER+MALT)
23.Children's author's line seen in pit (5)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for PIT+L for LINE)
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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. PROM-PT 4. PETER PAN 10. ARM-STRONG 11. ACT UP 12. BURN-ET-T 13. I-M-IT-ATE 14. LOSE THE THREAD 17. SCHOOL UNIFORM 21. AGA-INST 22. TRIUMPH 24. CAN-A-L 25. AIR RIFLES 26. MODE-RATE 27. P-L-IERS
DOWN - 1. PLAY BALL 2. ORMER 3. PATIENT 5. ENGLISH MUSTARD 6. EX-AMIN-E 7. PUT PAID TO NE-P-HE-W 9. FOR THE M-OST PART 15. S-US-TAINED 16. EMPH-AS-IS 18. HANDL-ER 19. IN-I-TIAL 20. TAL-CU-M 23. MI-L-NE