Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedNovember 26, 2012. Solution No. 10964

Across

1 Police station (3,4)

8 Lift (7)

9 (Dough made with) cornmeal (7)

10 Covered with hair (7)

11 Firecracker (5)

13 Explanation — interpretation (9)

15 Electrical device in an internal-combustion engine (5,4)

18 Salted ’n’ vinegared item? (5)

21 (US) aircraft carrier — cropped

haircut (4-3)

22 Caterer (anag) (7)

23 Lively movement, usually in

3/4 time (7)

24 Guess (the future) (7)

Down

1 Manages (5)

2 Rice seasoned with spices and

cooked with meat or vegetables (5)

3 Skidding manoeuvre in a car (9,4)

4 Female bird (with a proud

partner?) (6)

5 Graph of educational

progression? (8,5)

6 Dog resembling a greyhound (6)

7 Sea between Greece and Turkey (6)

12 Quick witty remark (4)

14 Chooses (4)

15 Most secure (6)

16 Indifference — lack of interest (6)

17 Computer (6)

19 Native of Basra, perhaps (5)

20 Fold in a skirt (5)

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