The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2753 (25th August 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1 Hero of poem (Will's second) Hathaway, mostly, edited (8)ANAGRAM+DELETION+CHARADE (HATHAWAY without Y+I for WILLS SECOND))
5 Start series of 20 games poorly (3,3)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for SERIES OF GAMES in answer to 20 Dn+3-letter synonym for POORLY)
9 Fish can do on lines (4,4)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for CAN+DO+RY for LINES)
10 Short article on what sounds like unlawful crowd (6)CHARADE+HOMONYM (TH for SHORT ARTICLE+4-letter word which sounds like a 5-letter synonym for UNLAWFUL)
11 Tight finish (5)DOUBLE DEFINITION
12 It shows what's to be sung then - my composition about the woman (4,5)ANAGRAM+CHARADE (THEN MY+3-letter synonym for THE WOMAN)
14 Cold counter containing cod? (11)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for COUNTER+2,4-letter synonym for CONTAINING COD)
18 US state: join copper going through it (11)CHARADE (7-letter synonym for JOIN+CU for COPPER+IT)
21 American bandleader's open-air restaurant (9)Cannot explain
23 To rub out is simplicity once end of rubber's held (5)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for SIMPLICITY+R for END OF RUBBER)
24 Draw French artist framing original for gallery (6)CHARADE (5-letter name of a FRENCH ARTIST+G for ORIGINAL GALLERY)
25 Target in range on circling island (8)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for RANGE+I for ISLAND+ON)
26 Par got by an Australian golfer (6)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for PAR+AN)
27 What can make lemon melon and peach cheap? (8)CHARADE (types of clue used in cryptic crosswords)

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1 Commandeer hospital, one overlooking London, say (6)CHARADE (H for HOSPITAL+I for ONE+JACK for LONDON)
2 Choreographer has unfortunately not returned (6)ANAGRAM of HAS NOT
3 Intended recipient of letter to speak to key European (9)CHARADE (7-letter synonym for SPEAK+E for KEY+E for EUROPEAN)
4 Unfeeling, like Hannah or Ethel? (4-7)Cannot explain
6 Distinctive character of Harriet Hosmer (5)CONTAINED INSIDE
7 Only note in old old song (1,4,3)Not solved
8 Avoid argument with cast (5,3)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for ARGUMENT+3-letter synonym for CAST)
13 Magician in Florentine banking family - note title brought up (8,3)CHARADE+REVERSAL (6-letter synonym for FLORENTINE BANKING FAMIY+N for NOTE+4-letter synonym for TITLE which is reversed)
15 Creating large male band (9)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for LARGE+HE for MAN+4-letter synonym for BAND)
16 Northerner once seen flying along the track? (8)CHARADE+DELETION ( 6,8-letter name of a ONCE SEEN (famous train) from which FLYING is deleted)
17 Threaten to close, wind up (8)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for CLOSE+5-letter synonym for WIND UP)
19 Airman out of place in yacht station (6)ANAGRAM of AIRMAN
20 Evil trap set up for game (6)CHARADE+REVERSAL (3-letter synonym for EVIL+3-letter synonym for TRAP and the whole thing is reversed)
22 Ring any number in region (5)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for REGION+N for NUMBER)
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Created at 9.15 hrs IST on 25-08-2013

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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1 H-I-AWATHA 5 SET OFF 9 JOHN DO-RY 10 TH-RONG 11 CLOSE 12 HYMN SHE-ET 14 STAND-OF-FISH 18 CONNECT-I-CU-T 21 TEA GARDEN 23 E-R-ASE 24 MA-G-NET 25 AMBIT-I-ON 26 NORM-AN 27 ANAGRAMS DOWN - 1 H-I-JACK 2 ASH-TON 3 ADDRESS-E-E 4 HARD-HEARTED 6 ETHOS 7 Not solved 8 FIGHT SHY 13 MEDICI-N-E MAN 15 FAT-HE-RING 16 FLYING SCOTSMAN 17 END-ANGER 19 MARINA 20 TEN-NIS 22 ARE-N-A