Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated December 14, 2012. Solution No. 10980

Across

1 Toxic condition

— plumbism — a

loosening dip (anag) (4,9)

8 Comprising every

individual one (3)

9 In an awkward

predicament (2,3,4)

10 Given as a favour

(Latin) (2,6)

11 Look sullen — frown (4)

13 Determined (6)

14 Compliant (6)

16 Persistent dull pain (4)

17 As soon as requested (2,6)

20 Paralytic (slang) (9)

21 Electrically charged

atom or group of atoms (3)

22 Vanishing act (13)

Down

1 Depart (on holiday?) (5)

2 In dispute (2,11)

3 Likely (8)

4 Fit (2,4)

5 English war poet, killed

1918 (4)

6 Extempore

performance (13)

7 Escape (3,4)

12 Bullfighter (8)

13 Pew’s mad (anag) —

overwhelmed (7)

15 Fallacious (6)

18 English metaphysical

poet, d. 1631 (5)

19 Come to a halt (4)

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