Solution will appear in MetroPlus Weekend datedMarch 29, 2014. Last week's Solution

Across

1 Song type (6)

4 Casual trousers (6)

9 Sparred (anag) (7)

10 Beautiful girl (5)

11 Put up (5)

12 Erudite (7)

13 Characteristic of the

1890s (3,2,6)

18 Lead (a team) (7)

20 Galled (5)

22 Physical appearance (5)

23 Excluded (4,3)

24 Protective covering (6)

25 Slow down (6)

Down

1 Chancellor of

the Exchequer’s

responsibility? (6)

2 Permission (5)

3 Tipped off (7)

5 Where Idris was king

(5)

6 Military rank (7)

7 On an even keel (6)

8 Futility (11)

14 Better (7)

15 Gourmet (7)

16 Weighing machine (6)

17 Prepared for

publication (6)

19 Useful or valuable

quality or possession(5)

21 Swedish currency unit (5)

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