Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedOctober 6, 2012. Solution No. 10923

Across

1 Office of the pontiff (6)

4 American buffalo (5)

7 Ukrainian peninsula,

theatre of 1853-6 war (6)

8 Position at which an angle

is formed (6)

9 Alone (4)

10 Australian state (8)

12 Aria from Turandot (6,5)

17 Device for plucking hairs

(8)

19 Change direction sharply

(4)

20 Give pleasure (6)

21 Walk with a bounce (6)

22 Little tune (5)

23 Cling (6)

Down

1 Steal (7)

2 Grandiloquent (7)

3 Female cabaret singer (9)

4 Sweeper (5)

5 Word with the same

meaning (7)

6 Expected (6)

11 Extra dish of lettuce,

tomato etc? (4,5)

13 Component — factor (7)

14 Go round (7)

15 Plant of the buttercup

family — one name (anag) (7)

16 Asinine (6)

18 Showing spirited

enjoyment (like a lemon?)

(5)

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