Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedNovember 10, 2012. Solution No. 10952

Across

1 Direction indicator (8)

5 Festive occasion — variety

of apple (4)

9 Cub Scout pack leader (5)

10 Waterproof cloth (7)

11 First day of Lent (3,9)

13 Decorous (6)

14 Acquire (6)

17 Too much to bear (12)

20 Greek restaurant (7)

21 Interior (5)

22 Muck (4)

23 NCO (8)

Down

1 Electronic junk mail (4)

2 Surmised (7)

3 Expose oneself to

unnecessary risk (4,4,4)

4 Of inferior workmanship

(6)

6 Invited (5)

7 Vexatious (8)

8 Encompassing everything

(3-9)

12 Aided (8)

15 State capital of Georgia (7)

16 Notorious French

marquis, d. 1814 (2,4)

18 Cut off (5)

19 Gait between walk and

canter (4)

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