2-Speed Cross­word

Bray People - - MINDGAMES -

CRYPTIC CLUES

Across 1. Ser­vice-chief? (4-6) 7. A full round or a small por­tion (5) 8. A tinier form of sloth (7) 10. Left in er­ror? (3,5) 11. Gives some­one their due (4) 13. Ten­ta­tive sug­ges­tion put out by some an­i­mals (6) 15. Hu­man or not, they ex­ist (6) 17. A French act free from re­straint (4) 18. Mark’s fol­lower get­ting close but los­ing in­ter­est (8) 21. The star is dis­turbed by what anony­mous let­ters may con­tain (7) 22. Beaten fi­nally, and fin­ished off (5) 23. Not praised, but need it drag out like this? (10) Down 1. A strike about a sailor may be hard to break (5) 2. Reached round and ate it (8) 3. A mat­ter of some grav­ity (6) 4. Be­ing par­tic­u­lar, it gets me to come up (4) 5. Pre­pare to travel in a de­cent rain­coat (7) 6. Lo­cated the cause of the trou­ble and crit­i­cised (5,5) 9. Men’s as­sets as a ba­sis for tax­a­tion (10) 12. Be­lief about men in the build­ing (8) 14. Pos­si­bly sore af­ter the fin­ish, but give ap­proval (7) 16. His ac­counts may be all at sea! (6) 19. Took part, per­haps (5) 20. Ve­hi­cle that could be an im­po­si­tion on one (4)

QUICK CLUES

Across 1. Maître d’hô­tel (4-6) 7. Planet’s path (5) 8. Lack of mo­tion (7) 10. Im­moral (3,5) 11. Gives money to (4) 13. An­tenna (6) 15. Crea­tures (6) 17. Un­fas­ten (4) 18. Tepid (8) 21. Men­ac­ing com­ments (7) 22. Dined (5) 23. Put down (10) Down 1. Monk’s robes (5) 2. Reached (8) 3. Heav­i­ness (6) 4. Unit (4) 5. Get on board (7) 6. Crit­i­cised (5,5) 9. Rat­ing (10) 12. Slum build­ing (8) 14. Spon­sor (7) 16. Ship’s ac­coun­tant (6) 19. Per­formed (5) 20. Cab (4)

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