Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedMay 10, 2013. Solution No. 11205

Across

1 Egotistical (12)

9 Exterior (5)

10 Fortified Portuguese

wine (7)

11 Melody (4)

12 Humane (8)

14 Point in time (6)

15 Assuming the most

favourable conditions

(2,4)

18 Great disruption (8)

20 Group with a tartan?

(4)

22 Acute (7)

23 English diarist, d. 1703

(5)

24 Cosseted (12)

Down

2 Word opposite in

meaning (7)

3 Remedy (4)

4 Boil slowly (6)

5 Show (8)

6 Robber (5)

7 Animal starch (anag) —

quackery (12)

8 Man climbs out (anag)

— sleepwalking (12)

13 Awkward (8)

16 Oval shape (7)

17 Summerhouse (6)

19 Comms code word for

H (5)

21 Imitated (4)

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