Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedJanuary 14, 2013. Solution No. 11006

Across

1 Lacking advantages (8)

5 The nations of the East,

collectively (4)

9 Distressed — dissected

(3,2)

10 Baltic country (7)

11 UFO (6,6)

13 Think logically (6)

14 Appalled (6)

17 Light (12)

20 Make progress (7)

21 Anger (5)

22 Tale (4)

23 Scottish broadsword (8)

Down

1 Remove or shorten an

animal’s tail (4)

2 Kneecap (7)

3 Incarceration (12)

4 Vigour (6)

6 Relating to sound (5)

7 Lively enthusiasm (8)

8 Immediately (8,4)

12 Common-or-garden (8)

15 Savoury pear-shaped fruit

(7)

16 Lacking in substance (6)

18 Bile-secreting organ (5)

19 Work as a farrier (4)

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