Dou­ble Crossword

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Remark about sec­tion of cell (11) 7 Mid­ship­man raised whip­per­snap­per (3) 9 Very cold and with a strange pal­lor, but not ter­mi­nally ill (5) 10 Work­ing time is taken up by pick­ing (9) 11 Croa­t­ian's new pro­tec­tive gear (9) 12 Be sick of turn­ing leaves (5) 13 Anger about Egyp­tian leader's cir­clet (6) 14 OK to back smash hit (8) 17 Ten girls run­ning riot in Bri­tish cap­i­tal (8) 19 Beach­head is low is­land in the bay (6) 22 Gale keeps ev­ery head un­der the hatches (5) 24 Made us some mash after of­fi­cer was in glad­i­a­to­rial venue (9) 26 One who has with­drawn from the world turns the air­con off (9) 27 Beg to be left out of bleat­ing lan­guage (5) 28 Ev­ery other bit of an adroit point (3) 29 Almost ring - ring a bird! (11)

DOWN

1 Credit for keep­ing copy of prank (5) 2 Leggy thing plied trade in the dis­tance (9) 3 Not quite trop­i­cal pro­duce? (7) 4 Some of the body of god placed on a cross (6) 5 Sec­ond or fourth male off­spring given start in the ser­vice (8) 6 Trade if re­versed into new craft (7) 7 Caliph's or­dered inside bot­tle (5) 8 Show time in the larder (9) 13 Clean­ing equip­ment used as hob in hos­pi­tal wing (9) 15 Take a tip from new gro­cer's hat band (9) 16 Pick­ing holes in turned-up nose on the monarch (8) 18 Wretched inside story (7) 20 Snugly, though oddly, im­planted in dou­bly popular med­i­ca­tion (7) 21 Clubs let in tipsy pa­tron (6) 23 Law­ful , but not as when rewrit­ten in ital­ics (5) 25 Min­is­ter's home with made-up names (5)

ACROSS

1 Dif­fi­dence, shy­ness (11) 7 Part of a curve (3) 9 Mada­gas­can pri­mate (5) 10 Sud­denly evap­o­rates (9) 11 Saw, ob­served (9) 12 Com­pressed, thick­set (5) 13 Plucky, quar­rel­some (6) 14 High heel (8) 17 Mil­i­tary group formed into bat­tal­ions (8) 19 Grow by ad­di­tion (6) 22 Cut into strips (5) 24 Harsh­ness, sever­ity (9) 26 Habit-form­ing (9) 27 Re­volv­ing blade (5) 28 Non-cler­i­cal (3) 29 Make an in­cor­rect in­ter­pre­ta­tion (11)

DOWN

1 Un­der­neath (5) 2 Un­spec­i­fied ob­ject (9) 3 Sur­ren­der as a penalty (7) 4 Pro­fuse, lux­u­ri­ant (6) 5 Has­ten, hurry through (8) 6 Pas­try with ap­ple filling (7) 7 Crim­i­nal set­ting of a fire (5) 8 Large deep dish for cook­ing food (9) 13 Take mea­sures to pre­vent (9) 15 Per­se­cu­tor, tor­turer (9) 16 Vis­cera (8) 18 Small amount or por­tion (7) 20 Groups of the same age (7) 21 Din­ner suit (6) 23 Rosy, red­dish (5) 25 Binge (5)

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