Two Speed Crossword

This two-speed crossword has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryp­tic clue, try the Quick.

Harefield Gazette - - PUZZLES -

Cryp­tic Across

1. A way through on

foot (4) 3. Makes an ex­plo­sive en­trance? (6,2) 8. The spy is deprived of this, see! (4) 9. Mu­si­cal state (8) 11. In­tru­sion which could spoil the re­cep­tion (12) 13. Easter is one, Christ­mas another (6) 14. Cig­a­rette ob­tained for light­ing? (6) 17. Peo­ple eas­ily saw through this novel char­ac­ter from Wells (9,3) 20. Over­tures re­turned with in­ter­est? (8) 21. A lot may be ob­tained from such a voice (4) 22. As­sem­bles for

prayers (8) 23. Courage needed

on icy roads (4)

Down

1. A mimic needs it if served be­fore a meal (8) 2. Money fine? (7) 4. Pos­si­bly keep up the main­te­nance (6) 5. Show lit­tle prom­ise as a sculp­tor? (5,5) 6. A very good

bearer! (5) 7. Tidy ox (4) 10. Dam­aged car in tense sit­u­a­tion that’s not per­ma­nent (10) 12. Be prom­i­nent among those who refuse to yield? (5,3) 15. One bet­ter (7) 16. Take off a gar­ment I’d first put on up­side­down (6) 18. Book for a boy

about five (5) 19. It may be sprin­kled from a metal con­tainer (4)

Quick Across

1. Curved struc­ture (4) 3. En­ters sud­denly

(6,2) 8. Per­ceive (4) 9. US state (8) 11. Static (12) 13. Eyot (6) 14. Meat­ball (6) 17. Im­per­cep­ti­ble fic­tional char­ac­ter (9,3) 20. Moves for­ward (8) 21. Singing voice (4) 22. Gath­ers (8) 23. Stone par­ti­cles (4)

Down

1. Pre-meal drink (8) 2. Wealth (7) 4. Main­te­nance (6) 5. Mould poorly (5,5) 6. Im­pas­sive per­son

(5) 7. Or­derly (4) 10. Tem­po­rari­ness (10) 12. Be con­spic­u­ous

(5,3) 15. One who bets (7) 16. Strip (6) 18. Book (5) 19. Min­eral (4)

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