Two-speed cof­feebreak

Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - PUZZLES -

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Grad­u­ate gets pris­oner some break­fast (5) 4 Re­ported duty on nails (5) 7 Free of bride (3) 9 Reg­is­ter for large drink (6) 11 Throw ball at Bri­tish bird (4) 12 Fewer around an­i­mal (3) 13 Lion is a prob­lem in assig­na­tion (7) 15 His pans turn out to be Euro­pean (7) 18 Prunes have to man­age (3) 19 Hence in an­other goal (4) 20 Talker in a bal­loon (6) 23 Now em­ploy­ers have to be obliged (3) 24 Ner­vous part of speech (5) 25 Small­est amount went stale (5)

DOWN

1 Sour dessert pro­duces mixed emo­tions (11) 2 Rob made new sphere (3) 3 See noth­ing in Manila (3) 5 Angry sign (5) 6 Quiet time for Carol (6,5) 8 Lied about spe­cial­ity gro­cer (4) 10 Level with first woman (3) 13 Flow­ers in sleigh (3) 14 Lashed around tree (3) 16 Or­gan us­ing gas (5) 17 Heard to start race for in­gre­di­ent (4) 18 Tease crib­bage cir­cle (3) 21 Law-break­ing tool (3) 22 Re­gard for dio­cese (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Cured meat (5) 4 Changes di­rec­tion while sail­ing (5) 7 Dis­bur­den (3) 9 Triple (6) 11 Basin (4) 12 Fe­male sheep (3) 13 In­ter­me­di­ary (7) 15 Lan­guage spo­ken in Barcelona (7) 18 Sprint (3) 19 There­fore (4) 20 Gos­sip (6) 23 Be in­debted to (3) 24 Anx­ious (5) 25 Min­i­mum (5)

DOWN

1 Tinged with sad­ness (11) 2 Globe (3) 3 Zero (3) 5 Irate (5) 6 Christ­mas carol (6,5) 8 Food shop (4) 10 Pre­vi­ous day (3) 13 Gar­land (3) 14 Fire dust (3) 16 Gaseous el­e­ment (5) 17 Milky pud­ding (4) 18 Chest bone (3) 21 Pointed im­ple­ment (3) 22 No­tice (3)

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