QUICK CLUES

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

ACROSS 1 Skill of an ar­ti­san (13) 10 Drink­ing glass (7) 11 Fill with air (7) 12 Prac­ti­cal joke, ruse (4) 13 Ex­act mean­ing of a word (10) 15 Nour­ish­ing sub­stance (8) 16 Puz­zle of in­ter­lock­ing pieces (6) 19 Mur­derer (6) 21 Woman with brown or dark hair (8) 24 Make more aero­dy­namic (10) 25 Quote (4) 27 Dif­fer­ent (7) 28 Moor driven by mov­ing fluid (7) 29 New support or strength (13) DOWN 2 De­fen­sive em­bank­ment (7) 3 Thin coat­ing or layer (4) 4 Non-com­mis­sioned of­fi­cer (8) 5 Hav­ing a low pH (6) 6 Enough (10) 7 Slant­ing type­face (7) 8 En­grav­ings (8) 9 Flow­er­less plant with feath­er­like leaves (4) 14 Man­u­mis­sion, free­dom (10) 17 At any time (8) 18 Hec­tic (8) 20 Cost of a flight (7) 22 In­di­vid­ual in­struc­tion (7) 23 Mea­sure of the re­flect­ing power of an ob­ject (6) 24 Spiked wheel on a rider's boot (4) 26 Clip (4)

YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION

Across: - 1 Es­tab­lish­ment. 10 As­so­ciate. 11 Lager. 12 Breast. 13 Chat­tels. 14 Re­tort. 15 Un­set­tle. 18 Pe­cu­liar. 20 Corset. 22 Ide­ol­ogy. 24 Waders. 27 Viper. 28 Eth­nic­ity. 29 In­ad­ver­tently.

Down: - 2 Sus­pect. 3 An­ces­tral. 4 Load. 5 Seething. 6 Mulct. 7 Ne­glect. 8 Barb. 9 Prospect. 14 Re­prieve. 16 Evo­ca­tion. 17 Gan­grene. 19 Cheapen. 21 Spe­cial. 23 Lurid. 25 Styx. 26 Chat.

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