Solution No. 2752

Across

1 Hero of poem (Will’s second) Hathaway, mostly, edited (8)

5 Start series of 20 games poorly (3,3)

9 Fish can do on lines (4,4)

10 Short article on what sounds like unlawful crowd (6)

11 Tight finish (5)

12 It shows what’s to be sung then - my composition about the woman (4,5)

14 Cold counter containing cod? (11)

18 US state: join copper going through it (11)

21 American bandleader’s open-air restaurant (9)

23 To rub out is simplicity once end of rubber’s held (5)

24 Draw French artist framing original for gallery (6)

25 Target in range on circling island (8)

26 Par got by an Australian golfer (6)

27 What can make lemon melon and peach cheap? (8)

Down

1 Commandeer hospital, one overlooking London, say (6)

2 Choreographer has unfortunately not returned (6)

3 Intended recipient of letter to speak to key European (9)

4 Unfeeling, like Hannah or Ethel? (4-7)

6 Distinctive character of Harriet Hosmer (5)

7 Only note in old old song (1,4,3)

8 Avoid argument with cast (5,3)

13 Magician in Florentine banking family - note title brought up (8,3)

15 Creating large male band (9)

16 Northerner once seen flying along the track? (8)

17 Threaten to close, wind up (8)

19 Airman out of place in yacht station (6)

20 Evil trap set up for game (6)

22 Ring any number in region (5)

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The Hindu Crossword No. 2752August 17, 2013