QUICK CLUES

The Star Early Edition - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Ab­sent-minded, un­able to con­cen­trate (14) 10 Com­pound in the blood im­pli­cated in heart dis­ease (11) 11 Pas­ture (3) 12 Chore (4) 13 Vari­a­tion from the norm (10) 15 El­e­vate, en­hance (8) 16 Floor cover­ing (6) 19 Three­fold (6) 20 Casino game (8) 23 Wa­ver­ing, hes­i­tant (10) 25 Ca­sual con­ver­sa­tion (4) 27 Sticky sub­stance (3) 28 In­ter­val be­tween two reigns (11) 29 Ap­prov­ing au­to­mat­i­cally (6,8)

DOWN

2 Ex­change be­tween two or more gun po­si­tions (9) 3 One of a set of rows placed one above the other (4) 4 Twists to­gether (8) 5 Un­pro­duc­tive, un­fruit­ful (6) 6 Loy­alty, fealty (10) 7 Ar­ti­fi­cial fi­bre used in stock­ings (5) 8 Lo­cal va­ri­ety of speech (7) 9 Crush, put an end to (6) 14 Une­d­u­cated per­son, hos­tile to the arts (10) 17 Tem­ple on the Acrop­o­lis at Athens (9) 18 Germs (8) 19 Pre­cip­i­tate, set off (7) 21 Ja­panese mat­ting (6) 22 Serv­ing dishes (6) 24 Oblique-an­gled par­al­lel­o­gram with four equal sides (5) 26 Un­fath­omable (4)

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