Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated November 28, 2011. Solution No. 10655

Across

1 Favoured (12)

9 Makes insensitive (5)

10 Small feral horse of the US (7)

11 Alcoholic drink (4)

12 Determined (4-4)

14 Hangs in the air (unable to

decide?) (6)

15 Nervously excited (2,4)

18 Close-lipped (8)

20 Seed pod with hooks —

filing tool (4)

22 Primitive wind instrument

(7)

23 Earthy pigment — light

brownish-yellow (5)

24 Enter one's head (6,2,4)

Down

2 (Member of) Russian

imperial dynasty (7)

3 Abstain from eating (4)

4 Forcefully crashed into (6)

5 Young bird not yet fledged (8)

6 Enraged (5)

7 Happy-go-lucky (5-7)

8 Understand working

procedures (4,3,5)

13 Grip between something

and the surface on which

it moves (8)

16 Eldest son of the French

king (7)

17 Turn upside down (6)

19 Powdered pigment used

in laser printers (5)

21 Prosper vigorously —

waterway barrier (4)

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