Dou­ble Cross­word

The Star Early Edition - - PUZZLES -

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 One who snatches gull and one putting his head down (9) 6 Peaks in the mid­dle of African desert (5) 9 Tri­bunal heard, and beak showed the way, out to a crick­eter (6,3,6) 10 Risky ex­pe­di­tion around the is­land (4) 11 Scrap a lot of co­ral found in flo­ral ar­range­ment (4-3-3) 13 Naval rule about prophet col­lar­ing a pris­oner of war (3,5) 14 Grounds are thrown out by off­spring (6) 17 Agree­ment to look af­ter yeo­manry at the front (6) 18 As­sis­tant sent it out to the doc­tor’s clien­tele (8) 20 Dis­as­trous con­se­quences of a fat ham­ster blow­ing up (10) 22 Per­ceive with sixth sense and sen­si­bil­ity in the end (4) 25 Some of the doc­tor’s work­load borne by those with bad pos­ture? (5-10) 26 Im­pris­oned by Gestapo’s se­cret po­lice force (5) 27 En­joy­ing power from new smart fuel (9)

DOWN

1 Punts pro­vide some short­lived in­ter­est (5) 2 Play rudely ran out of the­atre district (5,4) 3 Amer­i­can leader shrink­ing from pasty (4) 4 Write about match with colour (3-5) 5 Erased dif­fer­ences be­tween Egypt and Ara­bia (3,3) 6 Rue­ful ac­count about game for horses, and win one! (10) 7 Took the top off flat bed trans­port in parts of Mis­sis­sippi (5) 8 Face wrin­kles over sec­ond jobs (9) 12 Pay the cost of card game at cross­ing (10) 13 Lies in wait for spec­i­fied tyrant (4,1,4) 15 A serf ’s sin? Mak­ing a face! (4,5) 16 Where peo­ple scrub tots and keep that shot (8) 19 Un­der­stand in depth (6) 21 Sup­port great Rus­sian hold­ings (5) 23 Fi­nally pay out dole and sound like the Swiss (5) 24 Sharp­ness of the whip hand (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Cre­ole seafood stew (9) 6 Ex­panse of turf (5) 9 Chaos, dis­ar­ray (15) 10 Ker­nel (4) 11 Frailty, de­crepi­tude (10) 13 Ren­der mo­tion­less through ter­ror or shock (8) 14 Largest Ja­panese is­land (6) 17 Stank (6) 18 Prin­ci­ples, rules (8) 20 Giv­ing ev­i­dence un­der oath (10) 22 Grisly, grue­some (4) 25 Fried left­overs (6,3,6) 26 Be­fore time (5) 27 Earnest and pur­pose­ful un­der­tak­ing (9)

DOWN

1 Traitor (5) 2 Be naughty (9) 3 Well-ven­ti­lated, breezy (4) 4 The univer­sity com­mu­nity (8) 5 With hands on hips and el­bows out (6) 6 Horse-drawn ve­hi­cle of the old Amer­i­can West (10) 7 Tol­er­ate, put up with (5) 8 Ex­tinct rep­tiles of the Me­so­zoic era (9) 12 In par­tic­u­lar (10) 13 Record player (9) 15 Comic book char­ac­ter with many pow­ers (9) 16 Tobago’s part­ner (8) 19 Spi­ral about a fixed point (6) 21 Clear-headed, un­in­tox­i­cated (5) 23 Man­u­fac­turer (5) 24 Blueish green (4)

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