Solution will appear in MetroPlus Weekend datedMarch 9, 2013. Last week's Solution:

Across

5 Thoughtful for the

feelings of others (11)

7 Front part of a ship (4)

8 Peace of mind (8)

9 Salty or spicy — not

sweet (7)

11 Scheduled passenger

ship (5)

13 Stein (anag) (5)

14 Motown (7)

16 Playful repartee (8)

17 Pleased (4)

18 Shellfish (11)

Down

1 Chew persistently (4)

2 Long, narrow opening

(7)

3 Renal (anag) (5)

4 Waterproof clothing (8)

5 Appearance of

performers after a

show to acknowledge

applause (7,4)

6 Destroy utterly (11)

10 Willing to comply (8)

12 Move backwards (7)

15 Capital of Vietnam (5)

17 Hold firmly (4)

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