Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated October 18, 2011. Solution No. 10621

Across

1 Deficiency (9)

8 Piece for single performer (4)

9 Supposed medium for

spreading news (9)

10 Loathsome (4)

13 Suppress completely (5)

15 Agree (6)

16 Cowardly (6)

17 Fast dance in triple time (6)

19 Frightened (6)

20 Idleness (5)

21 Conk (slang) (4)

24 Make uncomfortable (9)

25 Wish for thing or quality

belonging to another (4)

26 Type of Chinese soup (5,4)

Down

2 Damage (4)

3 Thick cord (4)

4 Goodwill — support (6)

5 Short of companionship (6)

6 Proposition that follows

logically (9)

7 Global (9)

11 Vulture (or similar

character) (9)

12 Allowing anyone to enter(9)

13 Leaves — all square (5)

14 Bloodsucker (5)

18 Former pupils (6)

19 Piece of yarn etc —

London street (6)

22 Smile (4)

23 Egyptian deity (4)

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