Solution No. 2754

Across

1 Cheat to secure point in game (8)

5 Watches wife chasing a wild mare (6)

9 Frenchman wants, initially, to begin again (5)

10 Moderate consumed with rage, initially (9)

12 Lengthens terms of imprisonment (9)

13 Implied I must be bound by discretion (5)

14 Peep’s dish her undoing? A meat dish (9,3)

18 Both comrades badly injured (4,2,6)

21 Genuine about point relating to the kidneys (5)

23 It’s beside the point, a Parisian’s told (9)

24 Tell all to turn up fresh (4,5)

25 Capital I invested in Chesterfield, say? (5)

26 He painted Goliath clasping one? (6)

27 Doctor treated Kurd, an alkie (8)

Down

1 A red used by Spencer is exquisite (6)

2 Pass by poor region (6)

3 WC and bidet he vandalised in film (9)

4 Understand what art collector might want to do (3,3,7)

6 Calm, the leader in trampolining competition (5)

7 Something from the watercolourist? (8)

8 Sumo type in baggy trews, the Parisian on right (8)

11 Eliot’s young Silas bringing in iodine for merchant ship’s captain (6-7)

15 Unerring opener for Sussex, batting with pride? (6,3)

16 Wanting to pick a quicker route (5,3)

17 Send maiden over in carriage (8)

19 Group of people employed on a Hebridean island (6)

20 King Lear, perhaps (6)

22 Synthetic material stored in costly crate (5)

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The Hindu Crossword No. 2754August 31, 2013