Solution No. 2746

Across

1 Grounds for action involvinglarge section of will (6)

4 Behind everyone, in spite of everything (5,3)

10 One holds a chair for female with nasty sores (9)

11 Clergyman overlooking original crime (5)

12 Sad being around eastern port (7)

13 Baseball score in series (4,3)

14 Drink in Wild West hostel - wine? (3,4,7)

17 Maiden secured by one fairly good ball - never mind the others (2,3,5,4)

21 Possible reason attempt to secure TT is dashed? (3,4)

22 Newspaper on Jura cut by pound? (7)

24 Mechanical man, British in origin (5)

25 New arrival’s special art miming (9)

26 Event for rider in period costume, primarily (8)

27 Likely lad after rum (4-2)

Down

1 We can opt for a change in South African city (4,4)

2 Dressing made from firstrate cooking oil (5)

3 Hat put back on after end of prayers (7)

5 About to be reprimanded because of article on field event (3,3,4,4)

6 Dutch scholar helping to make operas, musicals . . . (7)

7 Film of a lake in European country (9)

8 Inlay in poplin in garment (6)

9 Commercial practice has topless group dancing exotically? (5-9)

15 Programme I came across in desk (9)

16 Bones from Wounded Knee? Lots (8)

18 Untruths about toddler? That could be an understatement (7)

19 After short time, Dickens character, duke, plodded wearily (7)

20 Let off extra duties, initially (6)

23 Approaches mean head of syndicate (5)

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The Hindu Crossword No. 2746July 6, 2013