Solution will appear in MetroPlus dated June 3, 2013. Solution No. 11225

Across

1 Painting of a bowl of fruit,

perhaps? (5,4)

8 Germanic invader of Britain — type of fibre (4)

9 Loose-fitting sweater (6,3)

10 Part separated from a mass

of ice (4)

13 Aromatic seeds used in

cooking (5)

15 Difficult situation (6)

16 Rectangular tile (with an

effect?) used in a table game (6)

17 Turning parts of a device (6)

19 Breeze (6)

20 Negative arithmetic operation(5)

21 Posh type (4)

24 Expert in (or collector of) old

artefacts (9)

25 Part of speech (4)

26 Strong desire to travel (5,4)

Down

2 Story (4)

3 Run along easily (4)

4 Arrangement of a printed page(6)

5 Ruddy in appearance (6)

6 Torero’s event (9)

7 One’s particular hate (4,5)

11 Having force — skilled worker (9)

12 A-level students (5,4)

13 Appeal (5)

14 One of the seven Catholic

canonical hours (5)

18 Small seal — type of ring (6)

19 Swiss financial capital (6)

22 Fit of irritation (4)

23 Encourage (4)

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