Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedJanuary 28, 2012. Solution No. 10707

Across

1 Find repugnant (6)

4 (Place a) stake (5)

7 Socialise familiarly (6)

8 Available nearby (2,4)

9 Madcap, like a clown (4)

10 Related to Britain's two

oldest universities (8)

12 Worthless amount (6-5)

17 East African country (8)

19 Moveable object used on

stage (4)

20 Support for a travelling

crane (6)

21 Wild cat, native to Central

and South America — loo

etc (anag) (6)

22 Gangway (5)

23 Popular bread-based snack

(colloq) (6)

Down

1 Body suit for dancers (7)

2 Upset (7)

3 Frightful apparition —

mischievous fairy (9)

4 H2O (5)

5 Female relative (7)

6 Ship's steerer (6)

11 (Music for) a Brazilian

dance (5,4)

13 Time spent batting (7)

14 A great number of (7)

15 Couple (7)

16 Symbol of disgrace (6)

18 Concur (5)

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