Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedJanuary 12, 2013. Solution No. 11005

Across

1 Insipid (5-5)

7 Ardent emotion (7)

8 Ballerinas’ skirts (5)

10 Comply with orders (4)

11 Marvellous! (8)

13 Maritime robbery (6)

15 White Christmas

composer (6)

17 Notorious (8)

18 Move (forward) slowly

(4)

21 Use the mind (5)

22 Neapolitan, for

example (7)

23 Unbelievable (10)

Down

1 Squander (5)

2 Lose weight (4)

3 Tugged (6)

4 Blood vessels — major

roads (8)

5 Detestable (7)

6 Partly, not wholly

(2,2,1,5)

9 Not new (6-4)

12 Me? I creak (anag) —

kitchen appliance (3,5)

14 Funfair (anag) (7)

16 Interred (6)

19 Simple and guileless (5)

20 Noted essayist —

symbol of innocence

(4)

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