Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedDecember 5, 2012. Solution No. 10972

Across

1 Songs from Aretha

Franklin, for example (4,5)

8 Currently broadcasting (2,3)

9 Become stiff through

stress or anxiety (5,2)

10 Equestrian’s trousers (8)

11 Short comic piece (4)

13 Linger aimlessly (6)

14 Beer cask (6)

16 Hindu discipline (4)

17 Capital of Liberia (8)

19 Period when metal tools

were developed (4,3)

20 Lustre (5)

21 Mild oath (product of a

censer?) (4,5)

Down

1 Bomb fragments (8)

2 Speaks (6)

3 Source of fur for coats (4)

4 Public showing of a film

before general release (5,7)

5 Profits from the sale of

assets (7,5)

6 Highly venomous cubeshaped creature with

tentacles, found in warm

seas (3,9)

7 Shallow water in which

children play (8,4)

12 Game played with nets

on sticks (8)

15 Lively Spanish dance (6)

18 War god — chocolate bar

— spoils (4)

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