Solution No. 2731

Across

1 Feasts abroad, most free from risk (6)

4 Film luminary was screening beginning of Rocky (4,4)

9 An artist holding shot rabbit (6)

10 A blaze inside chimney in plant (8)

11 Book had to include right dates (4,5)

13 One avoiding work, badly riled (5)

14 Dam lake for religious head (6,8)

17 Similarly, purchase, say, an identical disc (2,3,4,5)

21 Take mouthful from ragout (a stew) (5)

23 A new suggestion concerning an hors d’oeuvre (9)

24 What 18 is especially? (5,3)

25 Key cricketer, first at the crease? (6)

26 In stand is eastern paper (8)

27 Recited flourishing novelist (6)

Down

1 Bandage the man after violent blow (6)

2 Reckon dignitary’s not in (6,3)

3 Withdraw with slight injury (7)

5 Clear river blocked by unruly US clan (11)

6 Procedure at home getting in the way (7)

7 Invalidate yearbook, with article missing (5)

8 Run out after dark in a Mexican’s hat (8)

12 Opera singer, Lanza, cut short La Scala broadcast (5,6)

15 Fashionable German city church, basically (2,7)

16 Summary of a bishop’s religious pamphlet (8)

18 Continually rest, heading off for mountain (7)

19 Working daily? In theory (2,5)

20 Origin of HP, perhaps, reportedly (6)

22 Angry about wife, used bad language (5)

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The Hindu Crossword No. 2733April 6, 2013