Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedMarch 7, 2013. Solution No. 11050

Across

1 Soldier in the Royal

Engineers (6)

4 Male relative (6)

9 Liqueur flavoured with

bitter orange peel (7)

10 Sacked (5)

11 Restrict(ion) (5)

12 US president, d. 1865 (7)

13 Quandary (11)

18 Recommended (7)

20 Vigorous and

enthusiastic enjoyment (5)

22 Subject — topic (5)

23 Syrupy medicine (7)

24 Every twelve months (6)

25 Forgive — eh? (6)

Down

1 Tool for cutting grain (6)

2 Jewish holy day (5)

3 Worked up (7)

5 Sprite-like (5)

6 Whaling weapon (7)

7 Walking in shallow

water (6)

8 Cosset (11)

14 Mediterranean holiday

area (7)

15 Reddish-purple (7)

16 Crude — vulgar (6)

17 Deteriorate (6)

19 Purloin (5)

21 Replete (5)

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