Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedApril 23, 2013. Solution No. 11090

Across

1 Shortfall (7)

8 Crop (7)

9 At the moment (4,3)

10 Weapon store (7)

11 Gentle prod (5)

13 Drawn in — withdrawn (9)

15 Purification — is rash act

(anag) (9)

18 Stand tall (5)

21 Et cetera (3,2,2)

22 Bent on — sedated (anag)

(4,3)

23 Disease transmitted by

mosquitoes (7)

24 Made certain (7)

Down

1 French city — type of

mustard (5)

2 Melted together (5)

3 School of music (13)

4 Oppose successfully (6)

5 Resort to inadequate

remedy in desperation

(5,2,6)

6 Edible seed, salted or

roasted (6)

7 Not easily aroused (6)

12 Elbow bone (4)

14 Or otherwise (4)

15 Damp and sticky (6)

16 Slightly drunk (6)

17 Ice cream dessert (6)

19 More shrewd (5)

20 Highly thought of (5)

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