Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedApril 3, 2013. Solution No. 11073

Across

1 Ball that skims along

the ground (5-6)

9 South American

country (9)

10 Personal (3)

11 Urge forward (5)

13 Controversial (7)

14 Grey and dull (6)

15 Of blooms (6)

18 Type of gas (7)

20 Hanger-on (5)

21 Anger (3)

22 Old queen of Egypt (9)

24 Investigatory (4-7)

Down

2 Grass “beard” (3)

3 Striking success — very

hot day (7)

4 Annoying and

unpleasant (6)

5 Drag nets (5)

6 Internet business (1-8)

7 Imperial system of

weights — unwanted

fat (11)

8 Oaf (11)

12 Observed events —

remarkable things (9)

16 Frog’s floating home?

(4,3)

17 From a republic on the

Arabian Peninsula (6)

19 Royal racecourse? (5)

23 Shade of brown (3)

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