Solution No. 2721

Across

1 Cheerful bishop’s flexible (6)

4 Get down to nudism, astonishingly (8)

9 Liqueur price list outrageous - expensive, ultimately, for one (6,3)

11 English textile town, to the west a university (5)

12 Against carrying on, old Italian chap (7)

13 Recall one hundred odd swallowing drop of special medicine? (7)

14 E.g. neck ends? (5,6)

16 Exactly how rent is paid? (2,3,6)

20 Note journalists keep back (7)

21 A group working in desert (7)

23 Model, keeping one’s balance (5)

24 Dissolute peer loves to get up late? (9)

25 A boozy bender touring eastern city up north (8)

26 Gambler in cap (6)

Down

1 Comic strip character, a valet (6)

2 Stupid, one point put about one in charge (7)

3 Girl’s broken heel close to pavilion (5)

5 Behind bars having committed swindle – judge intolerant (13)

6 Rough and ready model needing dress (9)

7 Excavate part of chateau near there (7)

8 Louise’s partner playing Hamlet (6)

10 Area in which pollution is controlled, not good for the kipper house? (9,4)

15 Recovering, continuously ingesting them (2,3,4)

16 Leader in Premiership, a cut above the others? (7)

17 Flush? Reportedly posted a trivial amount of money (3,4)

18 Doctor’s entertaining chat over a brandy (6)

19 Even row about card game (2,1,3)

22 Some Beaujolais left in passageway (5)

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The Hindu Crossword No. 2721January 12, 2013