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The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT PUZZLES -

1 Sa­lute and see aisles packed for the em­peror (5,8) 10 Rent meant to cover sec­tion of the dwelling (9) 11 All set to scan yard (5) 12 Hare ran, stupidly, back around trap (5) 13 Once we slither off (9) 14 Fash­ion­able black suit, to a greater ex­tent (2,6) 16 Dance party that’s or­gan­ised or held in con­tra­ven­tion (4) 20 Bit­ing into the mid­dle of soup course (4) 21 Sec­ond high­est point is the most for­bid­ding (8) 24 State in­ter­ven­tion in an ego-trip, by and large (2,7) 25 Smooth to tighten one’s belt out­side of univer­sity (5) 27 Se­lected writ­ings di­vided English heads (5) 28 ‘Tar­na­tion!’, splut­tered di­rec­tor (9) 29 Heavy metal is aligned, strangely enough, with di­vas (7,6) DOWN 2 Lizard may drag a man off to be skinned (5) 3 Chris­tian faith that may, in turn, heal dis­or­der (8) 4 Bias over wild deer be­ing pinned to the spot (8) 5 Now, the French ex­am­i­na­tion! (6) 6 Care­less writ­ing on the role of credit in Poor Laws (6) 7 Pris­oner kept in a state that’s life­less (9) 8 Root veg­eta­bles are stan­dard crops (8) 9 Chan­nel run­ning through sandy kerb­side (4) 15 Use an aqualung in small Caribbean is­land dump (5,4) 17 Trad­ing cen­tre of frayed tent rope (8) 18 Men­tal brother was ly­ing in the corn, for in­stance (8) 19 Sound like child put on flap-eared muf­fler (8) 22 Hinge on one ex­trem­ity of the swim­ming pool, say (6) 23 Cane for rant at stranger (6) 24 De­fer to hon­our and moral­ity, in the end (4) 26 New fo­liage to take out of the quick (5)

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