Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated November 9, 2011. Solution No. 10639

Across

1 Holiday just for two? (9)

8 Nada (4)

9 Depravity (9)

10 East European — Asian

Russian (4)

13 Chest (5)

15 On a vessel (6)

16 Effervescent (6)

17 Rectangular paving stone,

used for making old roads

(6)

19 Pouch on a belt (6)

20 Take in willingly (with the

tongue?) (3,2)

21 Light grey (4)

24 Floor immediately above

ground level (9)

25 Bit of leg (4)

26 Shrub — garden hay (anag)

(9)

Down

2 Burden (4)

3 See (4)

4 Modus operandi (6)

5 Casual work (for

Goldfinger's minder?) (3,3)

6 Sweet shaped like an

infant (5,4)

7 Have a good trip! (3,6)

11 No likelihood at all! (3,6)

12 Shocking surprise (9)

13 Very good — fish (5)

14 Study intensively (3,2)

18 Restaurant (6)

19 Quiz button? (6)

22 Author unknown (4)

23 Leg joint (4)

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