Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated January 8, 2011. Solution No. 10381

Across

5 Hairy spider (9)

8 Provoke (4)

9 Beetle whose wingless

females are partly

luminous (4-4)

10 Loan shark? (6)

11 Digits (6)

13 Self-possession (6)

15 Application to a bad

purpose (6)

16 Very long run (8)

18 Sob childishly (4)

19 Childish (9)

Down

1 Indulge (6,2)

2 Nocturnal black and white

animal (6)

3 Top whack! (2,4)

4 Scratch — scrape (4)

6 Boisterous antics (9)

7 Posture in ballet (9)

12 Obvious (8)

14 Knock one’s block off! (6)

15 Little — bit of time (6)

17 Blood relative (4)

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