Two Speed Cross­word

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PUZZLES -

This two-speed cross­word has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryptic clue, try the Quick. Cryptic Across 1. Late, but if on

time, not late! (4) 3. Di­la­tory per­haps, but per­formed with skill (8) 9. A lump I have is

sub­stan­tial (7) 10. Not late, but nearly lost a point (5) 11. Wholly ded­i­cated to re­main­ing un­mar­ried? (6-6) 13. Urge that is

au­di­bly vis­i­ble (6) 15. New re­gion to

over­look (6) 17. Con­cern­ing age group re­for­ma­tion (12) 20. De­fence of the

ab­sent (5) 21. He should be fit to re­vise the tale (7) 22. Per­haps an apt medal for a fruit grower (4,4) 23. Drinks for sale,

per­haps (4) Down 1. Most dice may be for purely in­ter­nal use (8) 2. Part of a pop­u­lar song gives of­fence (5) 4. My dear, it can be quite un­prac­ti­cal (6) 5. A sub­ject for

deep study (12) 6. Its launch­ers hope it will sink! (7) 7. Toy that gives you end­less rep­e­ti­tion (2-2) 8. White pil­lows can be some­thing hard to get hold of (4-1-3-4) 12. Re­pair­men take in ar­ti­cle in turns (8) 14. He won’t find drugs in­dis­pens­able (7) 16. Re­mem­ber and

ring again? (6) 18. Lad that is treated right may be­come per­fect (5) 19. A num­ber help a

ser­vant (4) Quick Across 1. De­ceased (4) 3. Deftly (8) 9. Gi­gan­tic (7) 10. Pre­ma­ture (5) 11. Ded­i­cated (6-6) 13. Pro­voke (6) 15. Dis­re­gard (6) 17. Re­newal (12) 20. Le­gal plea (5) 21. Sports­man (7) 22. Fruit tree (4,4) 23. Beers (4) Down 1. Home-re­lated (8) 2. Fire-set­ting (5) 4. Vague (6) 5. Study of the sea

(12) 6. Weapon (7) 7. Toy (2-2) 8. Elu­sive thing

(4-1-3-4) 12. Wan­ders (8) 14. Phar­ma­cist (7) 16. Re­mem­ber (6) 18. Model (5) 19. Ser­vant (4)

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