QUICK CLUES

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Pom­pos­ity, bom­bas­tic speech (14) 10 Har­row­ing, like a bad dream (11) 11 En­coun­tered (3) 12 Dis­missed, cut (4) 13 For­tify, but­tress (10) 15 Emo­tion­ally demon­stra­tive (8) 16 Noc­tur­nal bur­row­ing ro­dent (6) 19 Sea in north­ern Europe (6) 20 Hu­mor­ous ban­ter (8) 23 The book in­dus­try (10) 25 Gusto, rel­ish (4) 27 Tavern (3) 28 Dis­po­si­tion, clas­si­fi­ca­tion (11) 29 Mis­chief, tom­fool­ery (6,8)

DOWN

2Con­trite, sorry (9) 3 Clear of all taxes and de­duc­tions (4) 4 Dor­mant (8) 5 Con­jec­tured, sup­posed (6) 6 In­san­i­tary (10) 7 Greek na­ture god­dess (5) 8 19-across na­tion (7) 9 Risky, in­se­cure (6) 14 Ab­sorb into a wider group (10) 17 In­no­cent (9) 18 Alerts, cau­tions (8) 19 Chris­ten­ing (7) 21 Be­ing, thing (6) 22 An­gelic child (6) 24 West African na­tion (5) 26 Miserly (4)

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