Posted by rightback on 14th March 2009
Solving time: 7:17
When I first printed this off I thought I must be missing a preamble, but in fact the asterisks in some clues (those starred below) acted as definitions of ‘stars’ in various contexts, such as film stars, astral stars and even an asterisk itself in 20dn. I found most of the puzzle pretty straightforward, but the top right took me a little longer. There are some very good clues including a couple of fantastic anagrams but I thought a few of the surface readings let this down a bit.