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The Star Early Edition - - PUZZLES -

1 Mo­ment heavy­weight unit was un­sur­passed (6,2,4) 9 Ring by noon, be­ing va­cant in the usual man­ner (7) 10 Safe con­duct un­der father’s author­ity (7) 11 Lis­ten in at rum­blings of the gut (10) 13 De­nom­i­na­tion was a lit­tle Latin Amer­i­can (4) 15 Tra­verse Por­tuguese In­dia with cru­ci­fix (2,6) 16 Poverty and like ex­tremes make one’s blood boil (6) 18 Move smoothly through straw, at first, like dry grass! (6) 19 Reluc­tant to re­cite dif­fi­cult part of the Bi­ble (8) 22 Partly open af­ter a jolt (4) 23 Study about core had flawed fig­ure (10) 25 Has nail set tongue wag­ging? (7) 26 In­dig­na­tion over top of the range be­ing used dur­ing black­out (7) 28 Seafood cooked by sailors acts like a lax­a­tive (1,4,2,5) DOWN 1 Top of shaker’s in wrong (3) 2 Guards in­dif­fer­ent class of pupils (10) 3 Most un­pleas­ant seat isn’t stuffed (8) 4 Cover for head when turn­ing hot tap (3,3) 5 Ra­tions by num­bers on front of house (4) 6 Cheap as well as ex­pen­sive loved ones (4,3,4) 7 A class leader en­ters arena, mov­ing as quickly as pos­si­ble (6) 8 Think highly of Amer­i­can pa­triot on horse­back (6) 12 Dar­jeel­ing trades in con­di­tions that are a bit weepy (4-7) 14 Of a mil­i­tary band, for ex­am­ple, in ter­mi­nal de­cline? (10) 17 Ro­man coun­cil­lors in or­nate dress board­ing ship (8) 18 Scat­tered poles on the earth’s sur­face (6) 20 Lov­ing money as pay­ment (6) 21 Smooth pas­sage of whipped gelato (6) 24 Take the fight up af­ter bu­gle call (4) 27 Gull re­moved head from sea perch (3)

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