Dou­ble Crossword

CRYP­TIC CLUES

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Nest egg for the least able artist in the class? (6,6) 9 Clean­ing and sort­ing out in labs (9) 10 Top dog gets the bird (5) 11 Tourism made valet hang around pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nal (6) 12 What the clear-headed el­derly term a sales tech­nique (4,4) 13 Mocked the tat­tered and shabby (6) 15 Guns of open war broke out by the end of July (8) 18 Study after get­ting first in de­gree, in a cold sweat (8) 19 Dealer sent back the ruddy paint­ings (6) 21 Man watch­ing de­liv­ery ve­hi­cle, per­haps at the front (8) 23 A king hurt, dread­fully so! (6) 26 Notes vari­a­tion in weight (5) 27 A dim sheep's turn to bloom (9) 28 City land­line re­laid by the way (12)

DOWN

1 Put up a lot of con­crete and tim­ber (5) 2 Let edited ver­sion stand for ev­i­dence of pos­ses­sion (5,4) 3 Band mem­ber robs poet of heart (4) 4 Light upon plat­ter above (8) 5 Put me in and change for the bet­ter (5) 6 Deep-seated anger aroused in bleed­ing heart (9) 7 Fa­ther cov­ered last of the itin­er­ant sales­man's pitch (6) 8 Truly join forces again? (6) 14 En­vi­ron­men­tally sound in­stru­ment for a learner (9) 16 Beam dur­ing en­trance to per­for­mance (9) 17 Made acne rise to mush­room in size (8) 18 Strip half the grime on un­der­wear (6) 20 Least common easel to support the Bri­tish artist (6) 22 In­sti­tute rights to shel­ter in an­te­na­tal ac­com­mo­da­tion (5) 24 Christ­mas trim­ming looms large amongst the hal­lowed (5) 25 Carry on plas­tic slat (4)

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