The Sunday Hindu Crossword No. 2745 (30th June 2013) (Fillable and with solution- SOLUTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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1 Fight fire in Bergen? (8)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for FIGHT+4-letter synonym for FIRE)
5 Briefly visit doctor, at home after work (4,2)CHARADE (DR for DOCTOR+OP for WORK+2-letter synonym for AT HOME)
9 10 intercepted by the French in game (8)CHARADE (LE for FRENCH+Answer for next clue)
10 A bad-tempered over (6)CHARADE (A+5-letter synonym for BAD-TEMPERED)
12 Impassive, one cutting incomplete pile of cards after a deal (5)CHARADE+DELETION (6-letter synonym for PILE OF CARDS from which last letter is deleted+I for ONE)
13 Without thinking, I slump lazily in one (2,7)ANAGRAM of I SLUMP ONE
14 Substitute in back row (6,6)CHARADE (6-letter synonym for BACK+6-letter synonym for ROW)
18 Actor offering beer (cold), and stout (4,8)CHARADE 3-letter synonym for BEER+C for COLD+8-letter name for STOUT (a type of beer)
21 The oldest service provider? (5,4)STRAIGHT CLUE (referring to the practice of forcibly recruiting sailors in olden days)
23 Girl from fine Hebridean island (5)CHARADE (F for FINE+4-letter name of an ISLAND)
24 Fashionable elsewhere, to some extent (2,1,3)CHARADE (IN for FASHIONABLE+1,3-letter synonym for ELSEWHERE)
25 Cast a spell on the way in (8)DOUBLE DEFINITION
26 Deal with Italy, ultimately establishing alliance (6)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for DEAL WITH+Y for ITALY ULTIMATELY)
27 Wall hanging records experiment (8)CHARADE (5-letter synonym for RECORDS+3-letter synonym for EXPERIMENT)

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1 Portion of mackerel -is hollandaise sauce required? (6)CONTAINED INSIDE
2 Protect famous clown willing to participate (6)CHARADE (COCO for FAMOUS CLOWN+2-letter synonym for WILLING TO PARTICIPATE)
3 Take whisky, for example, before good savoury item (6,3)CHARADE (6-letter synonym for WHISKY+EG for FOR EXAMPLE+G for GOOD)
4 In a magazine, a cocktail for a man of the world (12)DOUBLE DEFINITION (name of a MAGAZINE as well as synonym for MAN OF THE WORLD)
6 Step right up and one may get run over (5)CHARADE+REVERSAL (R for RIGHT+4-letter synonym for STEP which is reversed)
7 Make a public announcement in favour of demand (8)CHARADE (3-letter synonym for IN FAVOUR OF+5-letter synonym for DEMAND)
8 Gets gen off about Society and savings (4,4)ANAGRAM+CHARADE (GETS GEN+S for SOCIETY)
11 Deed Ghandi forged with an ulterior motive (6,6)ANAGRAM of DEED GHANDI AN
15 Little time to request Church of England to form a working party (4,5)CHARADE (T for TIME+3,3-letter synonym for REQUEST+CE for CHURCH OF ENGLAND)
16 Trouble concealing blemish? Just the opposite with cosmetics (3,5)CHARADE (4-letter synonym for BLEMISH+4-letter synonym for TROUBLE)
17 Demote king's English envoy (8)CHARADE (R for KING+E for ENGLISH+6-letter synonym for ENVOY)
19 American hood seen in German city, and in Paris (6)CHARADE (4-letter name of a GERMAN CITY+ET for AND IN FRENCH (Paris)
20 Only just see under counter (6)DOUBLE DEFINITION
22 Small market, well-kept (5)CHARADE (S for SMALL+4-letter synonym for MARKET)
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Created at 8.30 hrs IST on 30-06-2013

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SOLUTION- ACROSS 1. RUCK-SACK 5. DR-OP IN 9. L-ACROSS-E 10. A-CROSS 12. STO-I-C 13. ON IMPULSE 14. SECOND STRING 18. ALE-C GUINNESS 21. PRESS GANG 23. F-IONA 24. IN A WAY 25. ENTRANCE 26. TREAT-Y 27. TAPES-TRY
DOWN - 1. RELISH 2. CO-CO-ON 3. SOTCH EG-G 4. COSMOPOLITAN 6. R-ECAP 7. PRO-CLAIM 8. NEST EGG-S 11. HIDDEN AGENDA 15. T-ASK FOR-CE 16. WAR-PAIN-T 17. RE-LEGATE 19. BONN-ET 20. BARELY 22.S-MART