Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedNovember 25, 2013. Solution No. 11374

Across

1 Knot used to shorten a

rope temporarily (10)

7 Scoundrels (8)

8 Dull — dreary (4)

9 Donate (4)

10 At a lower place (7)

12 Last but one (11)

14 Not steep (7)

16 Grouse (4)

19 Flexed (4)

20 Roman emperor,

notorious for his

cruelty (8)

21 Devonshire residence

in Derbyshire (10)

Down

1 Smart (5)

2 Invigorate (7)

3 Remunerated (4)

4 Person suffering

from violent mental

agitation (8)

5 Push gently (5)

6 Combat (6)

11 Unambiguous (5-3)

12 Negotiation between

enemies (6)

13 Engrave (anag) (7)

15 Drainage channel (5)

17 Pilfer (5)

18 Sluggish (4)

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