Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedOctober 9, 2012. Solution No. 10925

Across

1 Planned in advance (12)

9 Hold off (5)

10 Simplified

representation (7)

11 Self-righteous (4)

12 Convert code into

normal language (8)

14 American wild cat (6)

15 Amble (6)

18 Genetic make-up (8)

20 Fail to meet — girl (4)

22 Surely (2,5)

23 Barb (5)

24 Running event over

hurdles and water

jumps (12)

Down

2 Extreme delight (7)

3 Turn to liquid (4)

4 Avoids —tricks (6)

5 Attack verbally (4,4)

6 Portable light (5)

7 Causing (someone) to

lose hope (12)

8 Greek comic dramatist

— writer of Lysistrata,

d. about 385 BC (12)

13 Traffic calming

measure (4,4)

16 Menacing (7)

17 Sculpture of a human

or animal (6)

19 Hog’s back (5)

21 Irritation of the skin (4)

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