Two-speed cof­fee­break

Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Set a test for flavour (5) 5 Helps beast run around (5) 9 Fired with fury (3) 10 Large or­der for drink (5) 11 Fool re­gard­ing ex­plo­sive in­gre­di­ent (5) 12 The golfer’s con­ceit (3) 13 Re­laxed dur­ing con­ver­sa­tion (3) 14 De­ceive pris­oner (3) 16 En­clo­sure is un­pleas­ant with­out sodium (3) 18 Set tea out in grounds (6) 21 Rule out bait (4) 23 Now Arse­nal has bat­tles (4) 26 Com­poser sounds more cor­rect (6) 29 Want­ing to in­clude tiny crea­ture (3) 31 Roused about em­ploy­ment (3) 32 Ruin in Den­mark (3) 34 Charm­ing around branch (3) 36 Hide in Hades, pos­si­bly (5) 37 Ar­rive on time to see ce­les­tial ob­ject (5) 38 He’s good at karate (3) 39 Iras­ci­ble friend of Mole’s (5) 40 Looks, say, for coal de­posits (5)

DOWN

1 Lis­ten out for adorn­ment (6) 2 A num­ber from Mar­i­anne (4) 3 Dog in the evening sun (6) 4 Choose from se­lec­tion (5) 5 Rep­re­sen­ta­tive time with book (5) 6 Plead for three keys (3) 7 God of the roses (4) 8 Re­main and sup­port (4) 15 Fer­tile patch for a group (5) 17 Started with sailor (3) 19 Use a nee­dle like this, say (3) 20 Fewer around an­i­mal (3) 22 Run off to get re­cep­ta­cle (3) 24 A drama about some ships (6) 25 Rinses out warn­ing de­vices (6) 27 Strange, my game (5) 28 Tries out cricket matches (5) 29 De­clare Vera to be mad (4) 30 Nailed, say, with diplo­macy (4) 33 First man to en­counter a bar­rier (4) 35 Rub­bish in grotto (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Sam­ple (5) 5 Aids in crime (5) 9 Anger (3) 10 Beer (5) 11 Gun­pow­der in­gre­di­ent (5) 12 Self-im­age (3) 13 Perched (3) 14 Point against (3) 16 Pig-pen (3) 18 Landed prop­erty (6) 21 En­tice (4) 23 Con­flicts (4) 26 Au­thor (6) 29 In­sect (3) 31 Ex­ploit (3) 32 Spoil (3) 34 Limb (3) 36 Colour (5) 37 Tailed star (5) 38 Judo grade (3) 39 Bad-tem­pered (5) 40 Gar­ment joins (5)

DOWN

1 Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion (6) 2 Op­er­atic solo (4) 3 Breed of dog (6) 4 Vote (5) 5 Bro­ker (5) 6 Im­plore (3) 7 Greek de­ity (4) 8 Re­main (4) 15 Desert’s fer­tile patch (5) 17 Pitch (3) 19 Darn (3) 20 Fe­male sheep (3) 22 Vase (3) 24 Fleet (6) 25 Temptresses (6) 27 Card game (5) 28 Ex­am­ines (5) 29 State (4) 30 Diplo­macy (4) 33 Bib­li­cal char­ac­ter (4) 35 De­cay (3)

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