Solution will appear in MetroPlus datedFebruary 21, 2014. Solution No. 11449

Across

1 Not fiction (4)

3 Good poker hand (8)

9 Male deer (7)

10 Entire range (5)

11 Game of chance based

on numbered balls being

drawn at random (5)

12 Early film with sound

track (6)

14 Biscuit containing a

prophecy (7,6)

17 Dwarfed ornamental tree (6)

19 Welsh breed of dog (5)

22 Masonic meeting place (5)

23 Author of Kim (7)

24 Shiner (5,3)

25 Vatican leader (4)

Down

1 Warehouse truck (8)

2 Piece of furniture (5)

4 Poke fun (at someone) (4,3,6)

5 Heavenly being (5)

6 Attention-grabbing

manoeuvre (7)

7 Ballerina’s skirt (4)

8 (Usually) nine-by-nine

numbers puzzle (6)

13 Confection based on egg

whites (8)

15 Former coal-mining

centre in South Wales (7)

16 Fill (6)

18 Aerodynamic — well-groomed (5)

20 Hi, Ron! (anag) (5)

21 Shoot one’s mouth off (4)

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