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The Star Early Edition - - THE X-FILES -

ACROSS

1 Rough girl used play­thing to con­tain un­ruly mob (6) 4 Take the top off and ques­tion if it’s ap­pro­pri­ate at­tire for the slopes (3,4) 10 Out­law speared work­ing party (9)

11 Ini­tial, golden rule for stir­ring por­ridge (5)

12 Like milk to be mixed all at once after toss­ing on (7) 13 King made Athena some realm in the East (7) 14 Ev­ery­body to re­turn grant (5)

15 Peer­less stan­dard in on­line ex­change (9)

17 Ask trauma units to make up a sex man­ual (4,5) 19 Hitch as the sound of in­dus­try was lim­ited by con­sump­tion (5)

21 Seafood throws up crop of bac­terium (7)

23 Freak sticks two pen­nies up pow­dered noses (7) 25 Un­ac­cept­able idea to be with­out one (3,2) 26 Trag­i­cally con­tin­ued to be dis­re­garded (9)

27 Brand leader made heroic sort of loaf (7) 28 Over­seas game bird (6)

DOWN

1 Time on plas­tic dial is in­flu­enced by the moon (5) 2 Du­bi­ous claim to ac­com­mo­date us in South Pa­cific, for ex­am­ple (7)

3 Apt stereo ar­range­ment for some mu­sic (9) 5 Aim­lessly ram­bling or run­ning down 18 holes (8,6) 6 Hot rock mother hugged the leader of the group (5) 7 Habit of a priest to be un­con­scious, but in­sane? (7) 8 Risk of sur­mount­ing glass ceil­ings is com­ing to noth­ing (7,7)

9 Vo­cal group with a joy­stick? (4,4)

14 A look bor­ders on a bor­der of the ba­sic (8) 16 Reme­dies be­ing sta­tioned in de­tach­ments (9) 18 Trom­bone’s com­po­si­tion lost on gang mem­ber (7) 20 Con­structed as crude sec­ond-hand ve­hi­cle (4-3) 22 Dance held by Ti­betan goatherds (5)

24 Lads treated youth leader in a sorry way (5)

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