Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedFebruary 20, 2013. Solution No. 11037

Across

1 Hand tool for drilling

(5,3,3)

9 Erect post (anag) (3,6)

10 Atmosphere (of a melody?) (3)

11 Tidiness (5)

13 Dead and rotting flesh (7)

14 Shakespearean —

weapon (6)

15 Gap made in a fortification(6)

18 Rubbish (7)

20 Entrance hallway (5)

21 Globe (3)

22 Belittle (9)

24 Book of the Old Testament (11)

Down

2 Tear (3)

3 Farewell! (7)

4 Continent (6)

5 Discourage (from) (5)

6 Fancied (9)

7 Police informer (5,6)

8 Chips (6,5)

12 Sought-after —

rebel aids (anag) (9)

16 Stop oneself (from doing something) (7)

17 Gas-fired water heater (6)

19 Thoroughgoing chec (5)

23 Purpose (3)

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