Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedMay 3, 2013. Solution No. 11099

Across

1 Slightly mad — bird (6)

4 Passed through a

screen (6)

8 Find an answer (5)

9 Keep — castle (7)

10 Led a run (anag) (7)

11 £1,000 (5)

12 Oddball (9)

17 Execrate (5)

19 Dead body (7)

21 St Andrew’s cross (7)

22 Make cloth with

strands of wool or

cotton (5)

23 More impetuous — slice

of meat (6)

24 Salad vegetable (6)

Down

1 Expensive (6)

2 (Artistic) refinement (7)

3 Upright (2,3)

5 Whole number (7)

6 Alcoholic spirit (5)

7 Make someone believe

something that’s not

true (6)

9 Continuous record of

events in order of time (9)

13 Light automatic rifle (7)

14 Avarice (anag) (7)

15 Roman emperor (6)

16 Having a voracious

appetite (6)

18 Brings to an end (5)

20 Look for water with a

divining rod (5)

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