Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated February 21, 2012. Solution No. 10727

Across

1 Carrying devices on top of

a car (7,5)

9 Liver etc (5)

10 Pasta dish (7)

11 Be aware of (4)

12 End point — section of

airport (8)

14 Inform (6)

15 Mural (6)

18 Offensively confident (8)

20 Poet (4)

22 Grows by addition (7)

23 Steel structure carrying

cables (5)

24 Cord with handles for

jumping over (8,4)

Down

2 Open — paid at start of

transaction (7)

3 Fool — bird (4)

4 Halcyon — yellow (6)

5 Herb — girl's name (8)

6 English singer, Alma,

d. 1966 (5)

7 Miniature farm (12)

8 Proletariat (7,5)

13 Part of a wicket (3,5)

16 Shellfish — badge worn

by pilgrims to Santiago de

Compostela (7)

17 Clink — jug (6)

19 Prickly plants (5)

21 Pole-shaped part of the

rigging (4)

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