Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedMay 14, 2013. Solution No. 1208

Across

1 Snubs (7)

8 Comical (7)

9 Vexed (7)

10 Made fun of (7)

11 Large fruit (5)

13 Explosive mixture (of tea?)

(9)

15 European songbird (9)

18 Kilns for drying hops (5)

21 Taking a break (7)

22 Native of Tyneside (7)

23 Heartfelt (7)

24 Turbulent, swift-flowing

stream (7)

Down

1 Kingdom (5)

2 Trite (5)

3 Air Force rank (6,7)

4 Make unhappy (6)

5 Ceremonial escort (5,2,6)

6 Looked after (6)

7 Moroccan seaport (6)

12 Engrave (4)

14 On most maps it’s right! (4)

15 Cherry-coloured (6)

16 Express approval or

agreement (6)

17 Lump of gold ore (6)

19 Grasslike plant of wet

places (5)

20 Worn out (5)

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