Solution will appear in MetroPlus Weekend datedOctober 4, 2013. Last week's solution

Across

5 Lincolnshire seaside

resort — lechers’ poet

(anag) (11)

7 Fail to perceive (4)

8 Enormous (8)

9 Wailing spirit (7)

11 Petty quarrels (5)

13 Curiously (5)

14 With bulging optics?

(3-4)

16 Copious (8)

17 Voracious fish (4)

18 Cowardly (4-7)

Down

1 A smaller amount (4)

2 Lurch (7)

3 Smithy (5)

4 Start shooting (4,4)

5 Biblical brothers (4,3,4)

6 Arrogantly obstinate

(5-6)

10 Without a sound (8)

12 Sneaky (7)

15 Sortie — Gracie Fields

song (5)

17 Fortified wine (4)

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