TWO-SPEED CROSSWORD

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Prize rib­bon with flower

pat­tern at the cen­tre (7) 5 Laid down the law in Peru

ledger (5)

8 Se­ri­ous hole in ground (5) 9 Got idea for dis­tribut­ing

an­nual (7)

10 Pity a car was re­moved, it

was greed (8)

11 Ea­ger for knowl­edge about

Ori­ent (4)

13 Lives rough by river with

precious metal (6)

15 Right man so wrong for

hostage pay­ment (6) 18 Swal­low part of bot­tle (4) 19 Ema­ci­ated Stella moves

round locker end­lessly (8) 22 Palest suc­cess in the west

(7)

23 Wash club with he­lium (5) 24 Drink for ma­jes­tic re­turn (5) 25 De­cide to crack the clue

again? (7)

DOWN

1 Con­sid­ers scholar, fi­nally,

with un­usual grades (7) 2 Mis­chievous child has most

of seafood (5)

3 Large ditches dis­rupt N

Ch­ester (8)

4 Frac­tion of al­ti­tude, start to

fin­ish (6) 5 An­glers use these as

perches (4) 6 Cor­re­spon­dence from

land­lords? (7)

7 Sketch back of kitchen

that’s closed (5)

12 Earl obeys with­out un­known quan­tity from some lis­ten­ers (3,5)

14 With­out be­ing idle, don’t

start (7)

16 From an is­land be­ing kind of

cross (7)

17 One slid­ing on ice is fish,

right? (6)

18 Post lately dis­cov­ered by

the Span­ish (5)

20 En­tire drink left be­yond

ar­ti­cle (5)

21 Bring up at the back (4)

COF­FEE TIME ACROSS

1 Prize rib­bon (7) 5 Con­trolled (5) 8 Burial place (5) 9 Gar­den an­nual (7) 10 Greed for gain (8) 11 Acute (4) 13 Precious metal (6) 15 Hostage money (6) 18 Au­dac­ity (4) 19 Bony (8)

22 Most bleached (7) 23 Cleanse (5) 24 Ger­man beer (5) 25 De­ter­mi­na­tion (7)

DOWN

1 Best wishes (7) 2 Rogue (5)

3 Deep ditches (8) 4 Half of a quar­ter (6) 5 An­gler’s poles (4) 6 Al­pha­bet char­ac­ters (7) 7 (Had) sketched (5) 12 Body parts to pierce (3,5) 14 De­fi­cient (7)

16 From Val­letta (7)

17 Ice dancer (6)

18 Stair­case post (5) 20 Ab­so­lute (5)

21 At the back (4)

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