Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated February 22, 2012. Solution No. 10728

Across

1 Venice tourist attraction

(6,2,5)

8 Lout (3)

9 Person accused (9)

10 Small beer? (4,4)

11 Mid-month date in Roman

calendar (4)

13 Motorist — club (6)

14 Underhand (6)

16 Navigable vessel (4)

17 Rocks formed by the

solidification of a

substance (8)

20 Tin mangle (anag) (9)

21 Wildebeest (3)

22 Showing support for

country or group (6,3,4)

Down

1 Kind of soup (5)

2 Freedom from error (13)

3 Old term of farewell (8)

4 Sea within view of shore

(6)

5 Words set to music (4)

6 Protecting spirit (8,5)

7 Be good enough for (7)

12 Liquorice-flavoured

liqueur (8)

13 Stick on which wool is

wound before spinning (7)

15 Religious official (6)

18 Influence decisively —

moved in an arc (5)

19 Shortly (4)

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