Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedDecember 9, 2013. Solution No. 11386

Across

1 Automatic firearm (10,3)

8 Fanatic (slang) (3)

9 Branch of an Australian

river formed by an

overflow (9)

10 Dialogue (8)

11 Sharp on the tongue (4)

13 Round raised cake,

often split and toasted (6)

14 Graze — glance through

a book, magazine etc (6)

16 International canal (4)

17 Wayward (8)

20 Counterfeit (9)

21 Diamonds (3)

22 Knot made at the end of

a rope (6,2,5)

Down

1 Of sound (5)

2 One way to nurture an

infant (6-7)

3 Gods’ dinner? (8)

4 Robbery at gunpoint (4-2)

5 Hard by (4)

6 Heating up of the earth

(6,7)

7 Bedtime habit (7)

12 Administrative division

of a country (8)

13 Large, powerful, shorthaired

dog (7)

15 North American country (6)

18 Video button (5)

19 Wild animal’s place of

refuge (4)

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