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. South Africa Board of Trade will pro­duce a line in footwear (5) 4. They as­say old

coins (7) 8. Ver­bose - no­tice

the dif­fer­ence! (7) 9. Do as some­one else wishes and cause a de­lay (5) 10. A def­i­nite flavour,

that’s the point (4) 11. Mine host is a tax

col­lec­tor (8) 13. Stick around a

mo­tor­way (4) 14. Lit­tle Stan­ley con­fused by in­dus­tri­ous in­sects (4) 16. Judge a wind

in­stru­ment (8) 17. The im­age of the

lazy, we hear (4) 20. A ring for peo­ple who get en­gaged (5) 21. Two ve­hi­cles

made into one (7) 22. Fe­male en­ter­tainer

(7) 23. What ef­fi­cient open­ing and clos­ing may de­pend on! (5)

Down

1. Those who are long-winded won’t be! (5,2,6) 2. Kitchen uten­sil for bach­e­lors at home (5) 3. Sounds like what the teacher did wrong (4) 4. One is bound to be so de­scribed (4,2) 5. Not the main oc­cu­pa­tion for a team on the file (8) 6. Oblit­er­ates part of a brief - face sen­tence (7) 7. Sea­sonal fi­nan­cial state­ment will carry a cer­tain amount of weight (6,7) 12. Bear­ing re­quired

for a ve­hi­cle (8) 13. Dis­hon­est prac­tices - you’ll find them used in court (7) 15. Pro­vides some re­sponse about part of the New Tes­ta­ment (6) 18. A seat for Vir­ginia

in the row (5) 19. Shrewd part of a

vaulted roof (4)

Quick Across

1. Shoe (5) 4. Ex­am­in­ers (7) 8. See (7) 9. Post­pone (5) 10. Strong taste (4) 11. Land­lord (8) 13. Street (4) 14. In­sects (4) 16. In­stru­ment (8) 17. Revered per­son (4) 20. Sta­dium (5) 21. Mo­bile home (7) 22. Party-giver (7) 23. Joint (5)

Down

1. Out of puff (5,2,6) 2. Sink (5) 3. Civil wrong (4) 4. Bound (4,2) 5. Sub­sidiary in­ter­est

(8) 6. Erases (7) 7. Weigh­ing de­vice

(6,7) 12. Rail­way coach (8) 13. Bats (7) 15. Re­sponds (6) 18. Couch (5) 19. Curve (4)

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