Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedJuly 26, 2013. Solution No. 11271

Across

1 Alloy of tin and lead (6)

4 Provide (6)

8 Implicitly understood (5)

9 Unexpected difficulty (7)

10 Pivot (7)

11 Dodge (5)

12 Seen (9)

17 Keyboard instrument (5)

19 Jittery (7)

21 Warlike (7)

22 Demonstrate

conclusively (5)

23 Withstand (6)

24 Sly (6)

Down

1 Dissuaded —

discouraged (3,3)

2 Irish county (7)

3 Take part in a contest (5)

5 Chains — shackles (7)

6 Third largest city in

Japan (5)

7 Sweet-sounding (6)

9 Baroness Orczy’s

scarlet flower? (9)

13 Glands in the throat (7)

14 Fall asleep (4,3)

15 Erstwhile (6)

16 To boot (2,4)

18 Hindu spiritual

teachers (5)

20 More mature (5)

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