Two-speed cof­fee­break

Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Puzzles -

CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Loaf around, em­brac­ing right woman (5) 4 Doc­tor to fit new theme (5) 7 Roused about em­ploy­ment (3) 9 French ar­ti­cle gives the oth­ers dis­quiet (6) 11 Note univer­sity stu­dents are te­dious (4) 12 Cat to get mar­ried (3) 13 Hours wasted with heart­less mob get­ting into shape (7) 15 A num­ber turns it green (7) 18 Pro­duce is­land broad­cast (3) 19 Pale sort of re­quest (4) 20 Some po­etry is hos­tile (6) 23 Ruin in Den­mark (3) 24 Un­cov­ered with force of el­bow (5) 25 Pres­i­dent’s suit? (5) DOWN 1 Gush­ing writer? (8,3) 2 Feel re­morse, the French way (3) 3 Animal in glasses (3) 5 Digit with its own rule? (5) 6 Au­tumn pleases some­how and goes off (5,6) 8 Fletcher’s groove (4) 10 Strange spirit (3) 13 Strug­gles with mat (3) 14 Al­ter­na­tively get a pad­dle (3) 16 Time to tear into fash­ion (5) 17 Old morn­ing trial (4) 18 Con­cur­ring about dog (3) 21 Bar­rel tax (3) 22 Wan­der out of ter­ror (3)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Plant life (5) 4 Re­cur­ring theme (5) 7 Ex­ploit (3) 9 Anxiety (6) 11 Bor­ing (4) 12 Male cat (3) 13 Geo­met­ric shape (7) 15 Num­ber (7) 18 Let­tuce (3) 19 En­treaty (4) 20 Op­posed (6) 23 Spoil (3) 24 Shove (5) 25 Win­ning suit (5) DOWN 1 Writ­ing im­ple­ment (8,3) 2 Re­gret (3) 3 Don­key (3) 5 Hand part (5) 6 Nods off (5,6) 8 En­grave (4) 10 Al­co­holic drink (3) 13 Floor cov­er­ing (3) 14 Scull (3) 16 Mode (5) 17 Test (4) 18 Mon­grel (3) 21 Keg (3) 22 Stray (3)

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