QUICK CLUES

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Full stop be­tween the in­te­gral and frac­tional parts of a num­ber (7,5) 9 Con­cert halls (9) 10 At no time (5) 11 In­flict ret­ri­bu­tion (6) 12 In­tim­i­date (8) 13 Ridicu­lous (6) 15 De­bris (8) 18 Quar­ter note (8) 19 Mag­nif­i­cent (6) 21 Sur­pass (8) 23 Nox­ious vapour or at­mos­phere (6) 26 Sud­den flood (5) 27 Al­li­ga­tor's rel­a­tive (9) 28 Large, heavy tool (12)

DOWN

1 Swerve, side­step (5) 2 Un­con­di­tional (9) 3 Ad­di­tional, ex­tra (4) 4 Of skin, har­dened and tough (8) 5 A six­teenth of a pound (5) 6 New­comer to a re­li­gious or­der (9) 7 Trop­i­cal fruit with yel­low flesh (6) 8 Cit­rus fruit (6) 14 De­fi­ciency (9) 16 Cross-shaped (9) 17 Or­di­nary, run-of-the-mill (8) 18 Opt for (6) 20 Lab­o­ra­tory ves­sel (6) 22 Gen­eral di­rec­tion, propen­sity (5) 24 Win­ter sports­man (5) 25 Fizzy drink (4)

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