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. Nei­ther here nor

there (2,7) 8. An old agree­ment

(3) 9. Un­fair gos­sip? (4,7) 11. Just look at the back­ward lad! It’s a dis­grace! (7) 12. In­ter, per­haps,

when life­less (5) 13. Spoils a sig­nal and

gets into a row (6) 15. Re­mained, hav­ing

sup­port (6) 17. Un­usual glee about a good golf score (5) 18. The French charges for dam­ages (7) 20. Turn and take a dif­fer­ent set of lec­tures (5,6) 22. A di­vine in­crease

(3) 23. He prob­a­bly gets plea­sure from his craft (9)

Down

2. Horse or carp,

per­haps (3) 3. It’s ir­ri­tat­ing get­ting only a lit­tle credit in sup­port (5) 4. A com­par­i­son which makes one break into a grin (6) 5. He’s not at home in his present sur­round­ings.... (7) 6. ....and this will take him to a se­cret des­ti­na­tion (7,4) 7. They in­crease by de­grees ap­proach­ing the poles (9) 10. Com­mand­ing in­di­vid­ual with an im­por­tant role to play (7,4) 11. He’s given un­war­ranted re­spon­si­bil­ity (9) 14. A sign that vis­i­tors aren’t wel­come (2,5) 16. Cloth worker? (6) 19. Loudly call out after a plea for si­lence (5) 21. A well-en­dowed

re­sort (3)

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