Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated May 13, 2011. Solution No. 10488

Across

5 Upmarket carpets (7,4)

7 Sound of a gunshot (4)

8 British sitcom featuring

the Home Guard (4,4)

9 Contagious disease in

children (7)

11 Swiss capital (5)

13 So far (2,3)

14 Green man from the Red

Planet (7)

16 London railway terminus

(8)

17 Glut (4)

18 Liberal prime minister

(5,6)

Down

1 Small amount left over (4)

2 Minnow (7)

3 Derogatory in an

insinuating way (5)

4 Hungarian capital (8)

5 (Jewish) loose garment for

the shoulders (6,5)

6 British conductor, b. 1955

(5,6)

10 Body frame (8)

12 Blade fixed to a rifle (7)

15 Fly through the air with

the greatest of ease (5)

17 Agile (for one's age?) (4)

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