Dou­ble Cross­word

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

1 Set this par­tic­u­lar clue, or ex­plain one ef­fec­tively? (3,3,6) 9 Com­mer­cial port, a new con­nec­tion for two parts (7) 10 Re­vealed name to hold back was Nel­son (7) 11 Slough out­house (4) 12 Neater edge de­signed to go down the tubes (10) 14 A boy turned han­dle si­mul­ta­ne­ously (2,3,3) 15 Drunk glares at dif­fer­ent sorts of beer (6) 18 Orig­i­nal sa­cred charm, along­side the mod­ern Egyp­tian (6) 20 Con­stric­tor cut into pieces by a queen of Bri­tain (8) 23 Ran out as it turned into a to­tal soak­ing (10) 24 Un­con­vinc­ing male pose (4) 26 Sec­ond serv­ing of mains tan­ta­lised (7) 27 Forged at steel city in Amer­ica (7) 28 Side-ef­fect of of tak­ing the last two of the snare drums, say (12) DOWN 1 Po­si­tion both halves for drug con­trol (7) 2 Carry on with bet­ting sys­tem (4) 3 Deadly agent in the New Avengers (5,3) 4 Ram around bot­tom end of land di­vi­sions (6) 5 South African money kept Gabriel in pas­ture (10) 6 Catch sight of leaf ex­u­da­tion (7) 7 Cuts through pitches and was hit for six (3,5) 8 Crown with French del­i­cacy (4) 13 Send back to cham­bers of the heart, in Peter’s trans­la­tion (10) 16 A length in­serted in levee’s bro­ken at ground zero? (3-5) 17 Gi­ant busi­ness fail­ure loom­ing over Amer­ica (8) 19 Tastier meal for va­ri­ety per­former (7) 21 Put your foot down af­ter car’s top­ping curb (7) 22 Rev­o­lu­tion­ary act? Sit still! (6) 23 Some bowl­ing goes over the head of short leg (4) 25 Lima’s new coun­try (4)

CRYPTIC CLUES

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