Solution will appear in MetroPlus Weekend datedFebruary 9, 2013. Last year's solution

Across

1 Deprived urban area of

run-down huts (6,4)

7 Localised tissue decay

from infection or lack

of blood supply (8)

8 Sediment in alcohol (4)

9 Kind of pastry (4)

10 Couture (7)

12 From the islands of

northwestern Oceania (11)

14 Pot (7)

16 Really bad (4)

19 Fruit — bird (4)

20 With a pH of over 7 (8)

21 Older, richer male

partner (5,5)

Down

1 Rod — workforce (5)

2 Cherubic (7)

3 Overly precious (4)

4 Wordsworth country (3,5)

5 From Aberystwyth,

perhaps (5)

6 Type of drug (6)

11 Southern African

country (8)

12 Nasty piece of work? 6)

13 Lacking legal force (7)

15 Japanese verse (5)

17 Tall and thin (5)

18 Slide sideways (4)

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