Solution will appear in MetroPlus Weekend dated December 1, 2012. Last week's solution

Across

1 Broad avenue (9)

8 __ Lynn, the forces’

sweetheart (4)

9 Young infatuation (5,4)

10 Treble or bass sign? (4)

13 Superficially ingratiating

behaviour (5)

15 Martial art (with

chopping?) (6)

16 Adieu (3-3)

17 Tool — puzzle (6)

19 Artificial (6)

20 (Young) woman (5)

21 Girl’s name (4)

24 Lubricating device (6,3)

25 Fencing weapon (4)

26 Scarper (without paying?)

(2,1,6)

Down

2 Burden (4)

3 Far northerner (4)

4 Book — measure of

loudness (6)

5 Device causing a musical

echo (6)

6 Sweet (gelatinous pulse?) (5,4)

7 Lack of movement with

regard to wages (3,6)

11 Winter sportsperson (3-6)

12 Man performing in a dress (4,5)

13 Bedding material for horses etc(5)

14 Gift from the Magi (5)

18 Odd bod (6)

19 Long cake (6)

22 Bracken, for example (4)

23 Deep red to brownish

purple (4)

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