Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedOctober 11, 2013. Solution No. 11337

Across

1 Elaborate outdoor

party (4)

3 Tidy file (anag) (8)

8 Tiny bit (4)

9 Splendid! (8)

11 “Mr Owl ate my metal

worm”, for example (10)

14 Game played with an

oval ball (informal) (6)

15 Sixth rainbow colour (6)

17 Stuck up (5-5)

20 Booth for callers, red in

the UK (5,3)

21 Hello — goodbye (4)

22 Not now (2,6)

23 Black as pen fluid? (4)

Down

1 Unnecessary

ornamentation (8)

2 Instruction (8)

4 Unclean (6)

5 (Of a man) like a

woman (10)

6 Plant with swordshaped

leaves (4)

7 Spiritual exercise

discipline (4)

10 Henry VIII’s second

queen (4,6)

12 Non-military (8)

13 Plump (4-4)

16 Straight man (6)

18 Ajar (4)

19 Gangster’s girl (4)

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