Solution will appear inThe Hindu In School dated December 1, 2012. Solution No. 10969

Across

1 ESP (5,5)

7 Type of herb (7)

8 Strong illicit liquor (5)

10 Yuletide (4)

11 American shout on

jumping out of an

aeroplane? (8)

13 Warm up again (6)

15 Minor criticism — slight

worry (6)

17 Con (8)

18 Caribbean country of

cigars and rum? (4)

21 Steer (5)

22 Pertaining to a female

reproductive organ (7)

23 Study of early development of creatures and plants (10)

Down

1 Act of surrounding a town or fortress (5)

2 Yuletide (4)

3 Professional dancer (slang) (6)

4 Country formerly called

Abyssinia (8)

5 Irritating noise from the

bedroom (7)

6 Retail establishment on

the angle of two streets? (6,4)

9 Party involving folk

music (10)

12 Vital liquid from a sink

unit (3,5)

14 Gangster (7)

16 Entirely (2,4)

19 Make as one (5)

20 Mexican dish of rolled

tortilla with filling (4)