Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated January 15, 2011. Solution No. 10387

Across

1 Ruthlessness (9)

8 Team game played with

horses (4)

9 Roman toys (anag) (9)

10 Rotate (4)

13 Small oar (5)

15 With serenity (6)

16 Capital of Taiwan (6)

17 State of well-being (6)

19 Burn slightly (6)

20 Open land with scrubby

vegetation (5)

21 Quote as evidence (4)

24 Free (2,7)

25 Gain by labour (4)

26 First version (of a device)

built for development (9)

Down

2 Bread baked for babies (4)

3 (The) horse-racing (world) (4)

4 Extreme folly (6)

5 Violent disturbance (6)

6 Melodramatic TV serial (4,5)

7 Blatant (9)

11 Team game played with

long sticks (3,6)

12 Fool Tracy (anag) —

relating to the sense of

smell (9)

13 One of the seven deadly

sins (5)

14 Deciduous conifer (5)

18 Bully — Trojan warrior (6)

19 Rigorous (6)

22 Portable shelter (4)

23 Pace (4)

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