QUICK CLUES

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Swimming style (12) 9 Tra­di­tional say­ing (5) 10 Arthro­pod with many legs (9) 11 De­cep­tive, un­real (8) 12 Iras­ci­ble (6) 13 Am­a­teur­ish (8) 15 Se­cretly med­dle with or dam­age (6) 18 Prayer beads (6) 20 Plant genus that in­cludes tea (8) 22 Flum­mox (6) 23 Hens (8) 26 Frame for car­ry­ing the wounded (9) 27 Large African an­te­lope (5) 28 Flus­tered (12)

DOWN

1 Writ­ing for the blind (7) 2 Bet­ting odds pay­ing out only the equal of the stake (5) 3 Wide-brimmed Mex­i­can hat (8) 4 Fi­bre pro­duced by a moth larva (4) 5 State again (9) 6 Patella (7) 7 Well-known, in­ti­mate (8) 8 Tax, tar­iff (4) 14 Spong­ing, leech­like (9) 16 State of ec­static de­light (8) 17 Veteran sol­dier (8) 19 Ja­panese war­rior (7) 21 On the shel­tered side (7) 22 Shrub (4) 24 De­fraud (5) 25 Skinny (4)

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