The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2766 (24th November 2013) (Fillable and with solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE (For solution, click here)

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1.Artist needing help, a struggling Italian painter (7)
5.Bishop, American, to hand over travel permit (3,4)
9.Select few's brief pitch (5,4)
10.Some swell English girl (5)
11.Authority coming from state, in this manner (3-2)
12. Philosopher extremely disagreeable actress upset (9)
13.Summoned up the courage, left the board, and got married? (4,3,6)
16.Emperor greets English girl going round Ethiopia's capital (5,8)
18.Agree ills may come from such aversions (9)
20.In trepidation, I treated saltpetre (5)
22.A few restraining Greek in a temper (5)
23.Left a group on edge? Not half! (9)
24.Gossips idly with stories about teetotaller (7)
25.Have a meal before start of revue in the auditorium (7)

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1.Defy drunken sister (6)
2.Agent for two unknowns (5)
3.Who may have identified early moon, or star twinkling? (10,5)
4.He's landed in Scotland, having put down with king aboard (5)
5.Wife of Uriah Heep, initially taken in by very eccentric male graduate (9)
6.Advice to tourists on the west coast of Italy that may be misconstrued? (3,6,3,3)
7.Simultaneously, and without warning (3,2,4)
8.Evil crime I back no end (8)
13.A problem getting into sealed rear lamp (4-5)
14.Article on opponent's play (3,6)
15.Yokel eating hot game bird (8)
17.Parish officer to stay, given new deal (6)
19.Small trading centre, well-kept (5)
21.Opinion expressed by third of guests entering marquee (5)
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Created at 09.30 hrs IST on 24th November 2013

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SOLUTION- Across 1 RA-PHAEL 5 BUS PASS 9 SHORT LIST 10 ELLEN 11 SAY-SO 12 DE-SCARTES 13 TOOK THE PLUNGE 16 HAIL-E S-E-LASSIE 18 ALLERGIES 20 NITRE 22 AN-GR-Y 23 A-BAND-ON-ED 24 TA-TT-LES 25 TH-EAT-R-E Down - 1 RESIST 2 PRO-X-Y 3. ASTRONOMER ROYAL 4 LAI-R-D 5 BA-THS-HE-BA (Bathsheba, a biblical character was the wife of Uriah the Hittite - Google) 6 SEE NAPLES AND DIE 7 ALL AT ONCE 8 SIN-I-STER 13 T-A-IL L-IGHT 14 THE RIVALS 15 P-H-EASANT 17 BE-ADLE 19 S-MART 21 TEN-E-T