Solution No. 2756

Across

1 Willing to learn from medical

man, the Italian head of

embryology (6)

4 Son, violently attacked crossing

Libya’s capital, ran (8)

9 Tea is prepared after Sunday

afternoon nap (6)

10 Extramarital sex upset true

lady (8)

12 Sash to wrap round body after

first of wins (6,5)

13 Novelist from district of London

close to Pimlico (3)

14 Mysterious death in a short,

Hitchcock’s last film (1,4,2,3,4)

17 Nervous MP has date with former

PM in a London park (9,5)

19 Sky broadcast (3)

21 Relatives at sea? (6,5)

23 One daughter, Isolde, possibly

put on a pedestal (8)

24 Clever to bring in an English

king (6)

25 Tass, long spreading a Gorbachev

initiative (8)

26 Understood about place causing

anger (6)

Down

1 Deny any connection with row

about pig (6)

2 Mo changes, changes dress (9)

3 Off the booze during card game

and bingo (5)

5 Editor, one got hold of by

graduate, examines university

course (5,7)

6 See supporting information

about grey duck (9)

7 Belgian city, for example, in piece

of fiction (5)

8 Cold, plant where a liner may be

built (3,4)

11 Place not catering for private

dining? (8,4)

15 Ruling passion of old boy

sitting (9)

16 A special characteristic, odd trait,

found on Scottish island (9)

17 Male group welcoming a court

case (7)

18 Behind adult not inclined to

leniency (6)

20 German’s OK after port wine (5)

22 Pickle’s fraudulent business

scheme — Peregrine’s first (5)

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The Hindu Crossword No. 2756September 14, 2013