2-Speed Crossword

Choose ei­ther the quick or cryp­tic clues - an­swers are the same.

Bray People - - MIND GAMES -

CRYP­TIC CLUES

Across 1. Unas­sum­ing street after a cer­tain style (6) 4. A short­ened ver­sion is not quite metic­u­lous (6) 9. Not hav­ing fallen down yet, but mak­ing no progress (8,5) 10. Sin­cere pledge (7) 11. Afraid I omit­ted a turn of phrase inside (5) 12. A bit of a fight (5) 14. Base of French ves­sel (5) 18. A spell of sick­ness is con­cern­ing (5) 19. Beg the lit­tle brat to take some learn­ing (7) 21. Fright­en­ing - pre­sum­ably, a back­draught would be! (5-8) 22. Take down a pot­ted ac­count (6) 23. Pay for a seat (6) Down 1. Get the bet­ter of an ex­pert (6) 2. A nau­ti­cal prac­tice for fig­ur­ing out the fa­tal­i­ties? (4-9) 3. Kind of iris for the south­ern bor­der (5) 5. Those who stand at ease won’t be, pre­sum­ably (7) 6. An au­thor­ity on how peo­ple went wrong (13) 7. New Tes­ta­ment head-hunter! (6) 8. In the Caribbean it at­tracts a girl (5) 13. Sim­ple state of empty pic­ture gallery? (7) 15. Was suc­cess­ful but didn’t make a bid (6) 16. A jus­ti­fi­able claim can’t be left (5) 17. A con­fed­er­a­tion of a def­i­nite length (6) 20. This will beat legu­mi­nous food (5)

QUICK CLUES

Across 1. Hum­ble (6) 4. Ab­stract (6) 9. Sta­tion­ary (8,5) 10. Se­ri­ous (7) 11. Di­alec­tal use of lan­guage (5) 12. Frag­ment (5) 14. Ware­house (5) 18. Re­gard­ing (5) 19. Be­seech (7) 21. Terrifying (5-8) 22. Sum­ma­rize (6) 23. Ar­range (6) Down 1. Con­trol (6) 2. Nav­i­ga­tional method (4-9) 3. Grass plant (5) 5. Un­easy (7) 6. Felony ex­pert (13) 7. Bib­li­cal character (6) 8. Girl’s name (5) 13. Naive (7) 15. Moved by (6) 16. Cor­rect (5) 17. Union (6) 20. Beat (5)

SO­LU­TIONS TO LAST WEEK’S 2-SPEED CROSSWORD:

Across: 1 Health-re­sort; 7 Staff; 8 Acute; 9 Aid; 10 Dis­tended; 11 Panama; 12 Wan­gle; 15 Re­con­dite; 17 Yes; 18 Noise; 19 Timed; 21 Con­sol­i­dates. Down: 1 Heir-ap­par­ent; 2 Tea; 3 Refuse; 4 Stale­mate; 5 Round; 6 Heed­less­ness; 7 Sedan; 10 Dom­i­neers; 13 Guyed; 14 Pis­tol; 16 Cairo; 20 Mad.

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