Two Speed Crossword

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

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 7. Ar­riv­ing at present in this place, but not in the first three (6,7) 8. Used ref­er­ence books, as as­tronomers did (6,2) 9. The prospect is that we will be back by six (4) 10. One who takes ship, we hear, for the fron­tier (6) 12. It’s most cer­tain the oth­ers will fol­low us back (6) 14. An is­land conifer, by the sound of it (6) 16. Set seed in a row, but don’t as­sert any pro­pri­etary right (6) 18. See 17 Down 20. Moult­ing will lead

to ruin (8) 22. Usual start to a fine piece of cor­re­spon­dence (7,6) Down 1. The stu­dent of this sub­ject will be an ex­pert in time (8) 2. Cho­sen to be

har­vested (6) 3. Young peo­ple aren’t in mar­riage dif­fi­cul­ties (4) 4. Made a score with un­trou­bled mind (8) 5. Feel the cold? Win­ter in France near the south! (6) 6 & 21Dn. The abil­ity to choose to re­lease the legacy (4,4) 11. Rule said to change de­scrip­tion of what’s left (8) 13. Was life’s usual or­der dis­turbed by these in­sects? (8) 15. What to do with

bro­ken rapier (6) 17 & 18Ac. Cer­tainly not a dan­ger light used in mines (6,4) 19. The first man to make the woman lose her head (4) 21. See 6 Down

Quick

Across 7. Un­placed (6,7) 8. Vis­ited (6,2) 9. Scene (4) 10. Edge (6) 12. Most cer­tain (6) 14. Mediter­ranean

is­land (6) 16. Deny con­nec­tion

with (6) 18. Light­ing de­vice (4) 20. Sud­den col­lapse (8) 22. Up­per-case

char­ac­ter (7,6) Down 1. The science of time

(8) 2. Se­lected (6) 3. Old (4) 4. Calm (8) 5. Trem­ble (6) 6. Lib­er­ate (4) 11. Re­main­ing (8) 13. Winged in­sects (8) 15. Mend (6) 17. Free­dom from

dan­ger (6) 19. Bi­b­li­cal man (4) 21. Vo­li­tion (4)

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