Two Speed Cross­word

Harefield Gazette - - 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. Like a ship tak­ing many to port (5) 4. It’s not bound to be dis­trib­uted (7) 8. Greek hero, oddly sly in habits! (7) 9. Not busy with coal (5) 10. They’re used in bit­ter springs (4) 11. Naval ves­sels which should be quar­an­tined? (8) 13. Sailor’s refuge in drink (4) 14. Mead­ows pro­vide some plea­sure (4) 16. Rus­sian name worker as an N.C.O. (8) 17. The best part of a play (4) 20. Think of love and lan­guish (5) 21. It alone can pro­vide a sense of eu­pho­ria (7) 22. A sort of colour re­la­tion­ship? (7) 23. Has to pro­vide prom­ises (5)

Down

1. Store of gags - or one that is re­ally ridicu­lous (8,5) 2. Cut the cackle and use the tea cloth! (3,2) 3. Bird sanc­tu­ary? (4) 4. When Carla’s around the sailor ap­pears! (6) 5. Lit­tle broth­ers tucked up in a bed, con­cen­trat­ing (8) 6. Ar­ti­cles to be fol­lowed (7) 7. Work as a plumber (4,9) 12. A price­less lo­cal at­trac­tion (4,4) 13. Some wine I get no re­turn for (7) 15. An ex­pres­sion of sur­prise in a le­gal doc­u­ment (6) 18. A some­what pre­dictable or­der (5) 19. Card game depend­ing on luck for a change (4)

Quick Across

1. Bur­dened (5) 4. Tract (7) 8. Leg­endary hero (7) 9. Loose (5) 10. Beer in­gre­di­ent (4) 11. Bear­ers (8) 13. Left side (4) 14. Mead­ows (4) 16. Of­fi­cer (8) 17. Go first (4) 20. Ex­press a view (5) 21. Joy­ful­ness (7) 22. Re­lated (7) 23. Curses (5)

Down

1. Ob­ject of ridicule (8,5) 2. Be­come arid (3,2) 3. Bird’s home (4) 4. E. In­dian sailor (6) 5. Soaked up (8) 6. Rulers (7) 7. Mea­sure depths of wa­ter (4,9) 12. Com­pli­men­tary drinks (4,4) 13. Help­ing (7) 15. Cer­tainly (6) 18. De­cree (5) 19. Card game (4)

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