Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedMay 1, 2013. Solution No. 11097

Across

1 Regular hexahedron (4)

3 Grandiose (insincere)

discourse (8)

9 Layabout (7)

10 Out of shape (5)

11 Levelled to the ground (5)

12 Marching together

correctly (2,4)

14 Abstain from further

comment or action

(5,2,2,4)

17 Split into parts (6)

19 Friend (rhyming slang)

(5)

22 Oodles (informal) (5)

23 Die sane (anag) (7)

24 Garden pest (8)

25 Fastener for a collar (4)

Down

1 Faint-hearted (8)

2 Main principle (5)

4 Cash dispenser (4,2,3,4)

5 Travels round — French

7 (5)

6 Stimulate (7)

7 Metropolis (4)

8 Cot (6)

13 Left high and dry (8)

15 Stir up (trouble?) (7)

16 Ploy (6)

18 Dramatist, author of

Peer Gynt (5)

20 Chemically unreactive

(5)

21 Work hard — hard work

(4)

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