Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedJuly 19, 2013. Solution No. 11265

Across

1 Ship’s company (4)

3 Dubious (8)

8 Lamb cut (4)

9 Beekeeper (8)

11 Liverpool’s location (10)

14 Hue (6)

15 He aims (anag) —

golfer’s five iron,

formerly (6)

17 Really — honestly (8,2)

20 Defeated decisively (8)

21 Stratagem (4)

22 Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, for

example (8)

23 Venerable English

historian, d. 735 (4)

Down

1 Potter’s products (8)

2 Surround (8)

4 Resist (6)

5 Speaking generally (2,3,5)

6 Hinder — prevent (4)

7 Not yet arrived —

departed (4)

10 Unwillingness (10)

12 Fib (5,3)

13 Novice (8)

16 Manage (with

inadequate means) (4,2)

18 Mormon state (4)

19 River crossing (4)

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