Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated November 30, 2011. Solution No. 10657

Across

1 Careless pedestrian, a

danger to motorists (9)

8 Short skirt worn in

Scotland (and by old

Egyptian warriors) (4)

9 Departure from the norm (9)

10 Brandy made from the

remains of pressed grapes (4)

13 Tight-fisted (5)

15 Take as hostage (6)

16 Iconoclasm (6)

17 Small dark-purple plum (6)

19 Cowardly (6)

20 Impossible (3,2)

21 Wine (slang) (4)

24 Repellent (9)

25 Sound judgement (4)

26 Isn’t in yet (anag) (9)

Down

2 Not present (4)

3 Caprice (4)

4 Triple (anag) (3,3)

5 Sufficient (6)

6 Get a reaction by raising a

sensitive issue (3,1,5)

7 Unpleasant death (6,3)

11 Extreme sport (9)

12 Nonconformist (3,3,3)

13 Worker in stone (5)

14 Have a desire (for) (5)

18 Caprice (6)

19 Seafood (6)

22 Do they justify the means? (4)

23 Building block — small

military force (4)

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