Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated November 13, 2010. Solution No. 10333

Across

1 Announces officially (9)

8 Tug — influence (4)

9 Advantage of one group

denied to others (9)

10 Lump (of blood) (4)

13 Urge (5)

15 Connection crossing river

etc (6)

16 Firework — salad plant (6)

17 Philippine dictator,

Ferdinand, ousted 1986 (6)

19 Refuge as in middle of

road (6)

20 Express one's view (5)

21 Police spy (4)

24 The least worst political

system? (9)

25 Hard wood (4)

26 Fizzy drink (9)

Down

2 Type of ferry (2-2)

3 Small bay (4)

4 On fire (6)

5 Criminal — crocodile (6)

6 Coleridge poem about

Chinese emperor (5,4)

7 Trite saying (9)

11 Dislike deeply (9)

12 Person in charge of books

etc (9)

13 Snow house (5)

14 Not restrained (5)

18 Oration (6)

19 Tell (6)

22 Space (4)

23 Survey — fit in metrically (4)

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