QUICK CLUES

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Com­pose the steps of a dance (11) 7 Baked dish with a pas­try crust (3) 9 Grind­ing tooth (5) 10 Bound­less (9) 11 Un­favourable (7) 12 Coupon, to­ken (7) 13 Tool for ap­ply­ing plas­ter (6) 15 Bog (8) 18 Suf­fer­ing from word blind­ness (8) 19 El­e­men­tary par­ti­cle of atomic nu­clei (6) 22 Source of ta­pi­oca (7) 24 Re­pro­duc­tion by di­vid­ing (7) 26 Tal­ents (9) 27 Bore, pierce (5) 28 Fifth month (3) 29 Not­with­stand­ing (11)

DOWN

1 Treaty, agree­ment (7) 2 Un­aware or in­dif­fer­ent to (9) 3 Mis­take (5) 4 Wheat pro­tein (6) 5 Soil de­posited by a river (8) 6 Beef patty on a bun (9) 7 Set up a tent (5) 8 Ap­prove, support (7) 14 Height (9) 16 In­stinc­tive, non­ra­tional (9) 17 Ex­pan­sion of an aper­ture (8) 18 Re­cite (7) 20 Con­found (7) 21 Com­pen­sate for (6) 23 Lus­trous (5) 25 Edge along (5)

YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION

Across: - 1 Amends. 5 Cerise. 10 In­ter­de­pen­dence. 11 Pur­pose­ful. 12 Baht. 14 Lessen. 16 Vil­lainy. 18 Pleas­ant. 19 Din­ner. 22 Late. 23 De­base­ment. 26 Re­con­sid­er­a­tion. 27 Rec­tor. 28 Treaty.

Down: - 2 Mo­tor. 3 Nar­colepsy. 4 Swe­den. 5 Cheru­bic. 6 Rude. 7 Sen­sa­tion. 8 Dis­pel. 9 Gen­tly. 13 Il­lit­er­ate. 15 Spec­ta­cle. 17 In­te­rior. 18 Pal­try. 20 Ro­tund. 21 Tal­ent. 24 Edict. 25 Unit.

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