Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedApril 5, 2013. Solution No. 11075

Across

1 Sandy colour — bare skin (4)

3 Unimportant people? (5,3)

8 Nothing to write home

about (2-2)

9 Grappling combatant (8)

11 Essential point (for an

accountant?) (6,4)

14 Small chicken - small

soldier (6)

15 Collected works (6)

17 (Out of shyness) barely

able to speak (6-4)

20 Counter-statement (8)

21 Cold shoulder (4)

22 Shakespeare’s Anne (8)

23 System of weights for

precious stones and

metals (4)

Down

1 African lemur-like

primate (8)

2 Glass home for wet pets (4,4)

4 Degree of optimism (of

troops, perhaps) (6)

5 California city (3,7)

6 People (4)

7 Royal house (of the

white rose) (4)

10 US “mafia” (4,6)

12 Meal eaten in front of

the box (2,6)

13 Rebellious British youth

of the 1950s (5,3)

16 Tropical lizard (6)

18 Curved structure (4)

19 Assist (in doing wrong?) (4)

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