Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated February 4, 2013. Solution No. 11023

Across

1 Sign of rejection (6,4)

7 Minnow (7)

8 Poisonous (5)

10 Harpo or Karl? (4)

11 Semi-visible natural

satellite (4-4)

13 Diamond-shaped

pattern for woollens (6)

15 Cup with a wide mouth(6)

17 Really work extra hard (4,1,3)

18 Strength — grievance (4)

21 Medium used to achieve

a result (5)

22 Aromatic root with

medicinal powers (7)

23 Disparagement of

something one wants

but cannot attain (4,6)

Down

1 Elizabeth I, perhaps (5)

2 Hideous (4)

3 Drinks server (6)

4 With exemption from

customs tax (4-4)

5 Figure made from

candle material (7)

6 Philatelist’s book (5,5)

9 Rotating machine that

separates particles (10)

12 Detergent (8)

14 Nazi secret police (7)

16 Oval-ball game,

colloquially (6)

19 Vessels with handle and

spout (5)

20 Break — card game (4)

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