Dou­ble Crossword

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

ACROSS

CRYP­TIC CLUES

1 Wound in­flicted on a pri­vate (12) 9 Hurl into the next world with­out end (5) 10 Craftily let CIA in on agent's strength (9) 11 Stupid to go top­less and left in real trou­ble in the shade (8) 12 Digs were very cen­tral to the Leeds op­er­a­tion (6) 13 A short jog and long poi­son (8) 15 Was very fond of some wine after a party (6) 18 Don is go­ing round the bend from pres­sure (6) 20 Lodges with pub fit­tings? (8) 22 Good es­cort is one that is ef­fu­sive (6) 23 Turn de­feat into un­ex­pected good for­tune (8) 26 Wove plait into head quiver (9) 27 Used rug as guardian (5) 28 Those em­ploy­ing dri­ers and shears? (12) DOWN 1 Room to be charm school (7) 2 Fe­male rel­a­tive joins Brownie cel­e­bra­tions (5) 3 With fast support, reg­i­ment is on the of­fen­sive (8) 4 Cut off be­hind the head at all times (4) 5 Last one in trou­ble gets in support ve­hi­cle (4-5) 6 Fin­ished with a Latin boyfriend (3,4) 7 A lot of free hand­outs (8) 8 Stains top of dig­its with af­fir­ma­tive vote (4) 14 Back later (9) 16 Let it slip - is chlo­rine in­cluded in the med­i­ca­tion? (8) 17 Sloth and seals in play about the zoo's open­ing (8) 19 Bird got to her feet and ev­ery­one flipped (7) 21 Storms through wards (7) 22 Yawn while turn­ing the page (4) 24 Orig­i­nal de­bauchee, lib­er­tine and buc­ca­neer (5) 25 Sunny and light (4)

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