Dou­ble Crossword

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT -

ACROSS

1 Beat fac­tor in the blood with man-made myth (6) 5 Back conifer up be­fore you start to clean up (6) 9 Smell the end of Ed­ward’s tur­bu­lent reign. It’s great thing! (9) 10 Tools of the trade sent back around the end of au­tumn (5) 12 Fun­gal dis­ease that sower orig­i­nally found in fur­row (4) 13 Sec­ond re­gent on re­volt­ing place in the Balkans (10) 16 Pro­saic works put on ice (8) 17 Mea­sure of mu­sic to week­end com­poser (6) 19 Am­bas­sador made out deed was taken into ac­count (6) 20 Tele­vised en­cores broad­cast by mid-even­ing (2-6) 22 Drunken Satur­na­lia in the An­tipodes (10) 23 Ur­gently fill­ing Amer­ica’s ap­petite (1,1,1,1) 25 Wear the trousers to go to ground (5) 27 To aim it in bat­tle? It’s a replica! (9) 28 Pick up sausage cas­ing from late car­rier (6) 29 One who tries to re­strict acid­ity in the wood from the ark (6)

DOWN

2 Man placed dif­fer­ent em­pha­sis on re­tain­ing love (4,7) 3 Ob­ject most like a rake? (4) 4 In the main, a log re­mains a plant (8) 5 Shame about com­put­ing equiv­a­lence (6) 6 Com­punc­tion on break­ing cen­tre pane (10) 7 Rare iron war­head (3) 8 Bumpy in the heart of new­ly­made street (12) 11 Mop of hair, in black, shields doc­tor from bright colour (8,4) 14 Pug in street sav­ages street kid (11) 15 Ca­reers ru­ined by that woman’s field worker (10) 18 Fetch­ing after ini­tial en­cour­age­ment and some aw­ful nag­ging (8) 21 Fish climb­ing moun­tain rocks (6) 24 Af­fected by a lit­tle syn­thetic am­phet­a­mine (4) 26 Reg­u­lar Cre­ole term for fish eggs (3)

ACROSS

1 Ma­jor di­vi­sion of liv­ing things (6) 5 Lot­tery where the prizes are goods (6) 9 Reg­is­tra­tion (9) 10 Im­plant (5) 12 Ob­scene, crude (4) 13 Ju­bi­la­tion (10) 16 Plant with white, waxy flow­ers (8) 17 Cope (6) 19 Dried grape (6) 20 To­ward the front of the body (8) 22 Not giv­ing due care (10) 23 Stun, stu­pefy (4) 25 Ad­di­tional (5) 27 Caus­tic, vit­ri­olic (9) 28 Rapid (6) 29 Rely (6)

DOWN

2 Dili­gent, in­dus­tri­ous (4-7) 3 Tem­po­rary pe­riod of calm (4) 4 Verse or other de­vice to as­sist the mem­ory (8) 5 Give for­mal le­gal ap­proval (6) 6 Sponger (10) 7 Throw up high (3) 8 Ag­gres­sive­ness (12) 11 De­moralised, dis­cour­aged (12) 14 Elim­i­na­tion (11) 15 In­ten­tional, planned (10) 18 Asked (8) 21 Thick­set (6) 24 Chicken pen (4) 26 Gra­tu­ity (3)

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