The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2736 (28th April 2013) (Fillable and with hints and solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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Across:
1.Publicity that's sent round to confuse(3,3CHARADE (4-letter synonym for PUBLICITY+TO)
4.One holding a sword, blackleg confronting poet(8)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for BLACKLEG+4-letter synonym for POET)
10.Fancy Lorraine getting behind France, finally, in the past?(7,2)ANAGRAM of LORRAINE
11.Jelly shown in a small photograph(5)CHARADE (AS for SHOWN+3-letter abbreviation for PHOTOGRAPH)
12. Illegal trading in vehicles(7)DOUBLE DEFINITION
13.First to tell funny story about king and revolutionary(7)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (T for FIRST TO TELL+K for KING+STORY)
14.So don't regret getting different dog(6,6)ANAGRAM of SO DONT REGRET
18.More than one infantryman in base joins one inside(4,8)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for BASE+7-letter synonym for JOINS+I for ONE)
21.Reveals bit of scandal gathered by the Parisian solicitor(4,3)CHARADE (LE for FRENCH+4-letter synonym for SOLICTOR+S for BIT OF SCANDAL)
23.Shot a line after private action that backfired?(3,4)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for PRIVATE+4-letter synonym for SHOT A LINE)
24.Stole aboard alien vessel (1-4)CHARADE (cannot explain)
25.A French composer held in Fleet, ultimately extremely lucky to get free (2,7)CHARADE (cannot fully explain)
26.Better money for the most important officials (3,5)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for BETTER+5-letter synonym for MONEY)
27.Shellfish in Savoy's terrific (6)CONTAINED INSIDE

Down:
1.Rather charming to look at (6)DOUBLE DEFINITION
2.Danger that must involve sappers (6)CHARADE (THAT+2-letter abbreviation for SAPPERS)
3. Goes mad about failure to find sandals (4-5)DOUBLE DEFINITION)
5.Round-the-clock work blocking busy line in old city (14)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (8-letter synonym for ROUND THE CLOCK+OP for WORK+LINE)
6.Vote against party? (5)CHARADE (cannot explain)
7.Suitable model brought in by a new Pope (8)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (3-letter synonym for MODEL+A POPE)
8.Weed quadrangle in naval establishment (8)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for WEED+4-letter synonym for QUADRANGLE)
9.Lines written about race, sign of insincerity (9,5)Cannot explain
15.One delivering shopkeeper's goods may be confused by an order (6,3)ANAGRAM of BY AN ORDER
16.A leader in fashion, elegant and wealthy (8)CHARADE (A+F for LEADER IN FASHION+7-letter synonym for ELEGANT)
17.Swallow, initially, a spot of outrageously used flattery (4,4)CHARADE+ANAGRAM (S for SWALLOW INITIALLY+A SPOT OF)
19.Left out of main story involving old Irish detective (6)CHARADE+DELETION (4-letter synonym for MAIN STORY from which L is deleted+IRO for OLD IRISH)
20.Actor, powerful participant (6DOUBLE DEFINITION
22.Fur cap removed from scoundrel (5)CHARADE+DELETION (6-letter synonym for SCOUNDREL from which first letter is deleted)
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Created at 8.30 hrs IST on 28-04-2013

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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. PUT OFF 4. SCAB-BARD 10. EARLIER ON 11. AS-PIC 12. TRAFFIC 13. T-ROTS-K-Y 14. GORDON SETTER 18. FOOT SOLDIERS 21. LETS OUT 23. OWN GOAL 24. E-BOAT 25. AT LIBERTY 26. TOP BRASS 27. OYSTER
DOWN - 1. PRETTY 2. TH-RE-AT 3. FLIP-FLOPS 5. CONSTANT-IN-OP-LE 6. BRAVO 7. A-PPO-SIT-E 8. DOCK-YARD 9. CROCODILE TEARS 13. ERRAND BOY 16. A-F-FLUENT 17. SOFT SOAP 19. PO-IR-O-T 20. PLAYER 22. OTTER