Dou­ble Crossword

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 In the style of room’s dis­tress sig­nals? (6) 5 Cover ar­ti­cle in fac­sim­ile (6) 10 Rain pro­tec­tion for most of the cer­e­mo­nial staff (3) 11 Chain stores of legs on fur­ni­ture (6,5) 12 Equal to man work­ing in dig (10) 13 A dis­rep­utable es­tab­lish­ment, though half the ev­i­dence points the other way (4) 15 Rum­mage through things in Aus­tralia if socks go astray (7) 16 Let core mem­bers be con­stituent (7) 17 Rose, say, with bot­tom end jammed in rum bar­rel (7) 19 Lower limb of lis­tener in class (7) 20 Monarch hav­ing re­la­tions with first of the girls (4) 21 After divert­ing fun and love, swore it was lack­ing in com­mit­ment (10) 24 Take fourth turn after the cir­cle and be­fore the flood (3,2,3,3) 25 Eggs in the clutches of in­no­va­tor (3) 26 New wars or old weapons (6) 27 Birds with the greyest dis­po­si­tion and no heart (6)

DOWN

2 To the Scot, horn­less men made up some of his folk­lore (4,4,7) 3 Shake a teapot at loud mu­sic (10) 4 Stuff odd peo­ple in some of East Anglia (7) 5 List first of sin­ners that are, in church, free of sin (7) 6 Short at­ten­tion span rose after taxes (4) 7 After the boozer, poor Carl isn’t left in the bus, say? (6,9) 8 Clock up re­lease (4) 9 Mrs Simp­son al­lowed to lift ca­ble (8) 14 Checked ma­te­rial to shoot after for­tune teller (10) 15 To Spooner, zero Rey­nard into gold re­serve (4,4) 18 Farms where live­stock run, as hers can, wild (7) 19 Pay the bill on time for length of film (7) 22 Mug found ar­row­head stuffed up hat (4) 23 Do up in­te­rior of poorer af­fair (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Fail to catch cleanly (6) 5 Set of in­struc­tions for cook­ery (6) 10 Cush­ion (3) 11 Be ad­mit­ted to univer­sity (11) 12 Inflammation of the skin (10) 13 On a sin­gle oc­ca­sion (4) 15 Ab­bre­vi­ate, shorten (7) 16 Hor­i­zon­tal beam sup­port­ing rail­way tracks (7) 17 Ap­praisals, eval­u­a­tions (7) 19 Un­der­wa­ter breath­ing tube (7) 20 Ac­tor’s part (4) 21 Dogged, per­sis­tent (10) 24 Coun­try be­tween Pak­istan and Iran (11) 25 Moose (3) 26 Asinin­ity (6) 27 Wrin­kle, fold (6)

DOWN

2 Dis­ad­van­taged (15) 3 Non-com­mis­sioned ar­tillery of­fi­cer (10) 4 In­ter­weave (7) 5 Dried grapes (7) 6 Most im­por­tant point (4) 7 Can­dour, frank­ness (5-10) 8 Moved quickly (4) 9 Post­pone­ment (8) 14 Start again (10) 15 Ru­ral (8) 18 Stip­u­late, des­ig­nate (7) 19 Doubter, cynic (7) 22 Em­bank­ment to pre­vent flood­ing (4) 23 Mex­i­can snack (4)

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