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The Star Early Edition - 2021-11-25

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DOUBLE CROSSWORD

THE XFILES

ACROSS 1 Cooler page working behind the back of knight (6) 5 Cook is after support by egghead (6) 10 Chalk up twenty (5) 11 Bound to admit blunder if frightened (9) 12 Public performances are instruments for the benefit of pupils (10) 13 Unseat and decapitate in knightly combat (4) 15 Wagtail impatiently eyes the end of winter and spring (6) 16 Clears of clutter outside (8) 18 Motley dress to a stranger (8) 20 Honours damsel in distress (6) 23 Forbid easily restricted conception (4) 24 One who mails account to advertiser (10) 27 Returning first of wages to supplement miserable earnings (9) 28 Girls don’t start on animals (5) 29 Positive points of midAtlantic poetry (6) 30 Gift of money in the Bible (6) DOWN 2 Breeding ground in castle on Middlesex railway (7) 3 Girlfriend knitted the sweater (10) 4 Regard as pleasant to take on extra hours (6) 5 Controlled robbery inside lift of a bawdy house (8) 6 It follows a dunderheaded opening of mine (4) 7 Mistakes to be eliminated from populists’ schemes (4-3) 8 Demands taking time off from duties (4) 9 Turning to inside issues (8) 14 Shindig where everyone avoids a charge (4-3-3) 15 Viagra’s effects includes thick head of some seriousness (8) 17 Wavering if edicts produced shortfalls in production (8) 19 Tents so unsuited to Western headgear (7) 21 Train as working journeyman (7) 22 Jam bulb under the top end (6) 25 Impulsive eruption (4) 26 View Democratic leader as a top player (4)

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