Thomas Joseph King Feature Syndicate

Verne specialty

SCIFI ...

Ventilation conduit

DUCT ...

Two-deck game

CANASTA ...

Turn red, maybe

RIPEN ...

Tolkien tree herder

ENT ...

Tiny start

SEEDLET ...

The Nina and the Pinta, e.g

SISTERSHIPS ...

Tell tales

LIE ...

Tea cake

SCONE ...

Suspect’s story

ALIBI ...

Superhero from Atlantis

AQUAMAN ...

Renege, perhaps

MISPLAY ...

Region of northern India

ASSAM ...

Pert

SASSY ...

Parvenu

UPSTART ...

Party VIPs

HOSTS ...

Ornate vase

URN ...

Manual readers

USERS ...

Maiden name label

NEE ...

Lucrative

GAINFUL ...

Like cacti

SPINY ...

Knight’s address

SIR ...

James Hilton title character

MISTERCHIPS ...

Himalayan land

TIBET ...

Hay bundles

BALES ...

Goad on

SPUR ...

Fire remnants

ASHES ...

Femur’s upper end

HIP ...

Famed fur tycoon

ASTOR ...

Enjoy a novel

READ ...

Draws close to

NEARS ...

Cuts in two

BISECTS ...

Craggy hill

TOR ...

Content

ATPEACE ...

Conjecture

SURMISE ...

Coffee additive

SUGAR ...

Campus area

QUAD ...

Bristles at

RESENTS ...

Banded rock

AGATE ...

Writer P.D

JAMES ...

Workout wear

SWEATS ...

Was rude, in a way

STARED ...

Trio tripled

NONET ...

Slip

MISCUE ...

Singly

ALONE ...

Sheens

LUSTERS ...