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

6. Five hun­dred with in­come ru­ined - it’s dev­il­ish (7) 7. Ex­er­cises con­trol, as a ruler does, we hear (5) 9. They de­press the tone of liv­ing quar­ters (5) 10. Reg­u­lar pay­ment re­quired for guest­house (7) 12. It’s ob­tained by

force of will (11) 14. It hums, go­ing round the sum­mit (8,3) 18. Waste time mak­ing a pan­cake (7) 19. Staff to re­main

fixed (5) 21 & 20Dn. Con­veyance il­lu­mi­nated for sleeper (5-3) 22. Makes prog­nos­ti­ca­tions for the­olo­gians (7)

Down

1. See 2 Down 2 & 1Dn. Not lively dances at the tex­tile work­ers’ ball! (6,5) 3. This is used for catch­ing strong liquor (3) 4. Tan­gled reeds by a stretch of wa­ter (3,3) 5. Coin I’ve got mixed up in dis­patch note (7) 8. Make an in­vest­ment dur­ing the war (7) 11. Free to bring home the goods (7) 13. Box and beat one who trained rig­or­ously (7) 15. A neg­a­tive and a pos­i­tive charge - it’s an idea (6) 16. Get boat re­built

at home (6) 17. A kind of driver - it has a cer­tain pitch (5) 20. See 21 Across

Quick Across

6. Fiendish (7) 7. Straps to con­trol a

horse (5) 9. Apart­ments (5) 10. Re­tire­ment

pay­ment (7) 12. Some­thing passed

on (11) 14. Toy (8,3) 18. Squan­der (7) 19. Ad­here (5) 21. Ve­hi­cle (5) 22. Per­ceives (7)

Down

1. Whirls (5) 2. Cloth (6) 3. Spirit (3) 4. Body of wa­ter (3,3) 5. Mer­chan­dise

doc­u­ment (7) 8. Sur­round (7) 11. Hand over (7) 13. Aus­tere (7) 15. Idea (6) 16. Ac­quire (6) 17. Fas­tener (5) 20. Il­lu­mi­nated (3)

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