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. Come to a hill (6) 4. Bather in dif­fi­cul­ties may get out of it (6) 9. We don’t know what to make of these un­usual stage en­trances (5,6-2) 10. Fool­ishly al­ter­ing any line that’s not straight (7) 11. Greek for a

pi­geon (5) 12. A self-made coun­ter­feiter may be so de­scribed (5) 14. Break an

ex­pert (5) 18. Money is a bait that takes many in (5) 19. Pos­si­bly claimed

a point (7) 21. Re­verse the

charge? (7-6) 22. Say­ing when? (6) 23. Ghostly

colours? (6)

Down

1. Dis­charge an ac­count and leave (6) 2. Start re­lat­ing what a would-be saver should do (4,2,7) 3. Pa­tient

care­taker (5) 5. The U.S. stock mar­ket may de­pend on him (7) 6. Take the lead for

granted? (6,7) 7. Empty ar­ti­cle

from a coun­try (6) 8. Sea-crea­ture in a game of mo­nop­oly, per­haps! (5) 13. Make less

sharp (7) 15. Serene num­ber in

tar­tan (6) 16. It’s an open­ing, we hear, for wor­ship (5) 17. Pre­sum­ably an­chors are lucky to have them! (6) 20. Type of song not

to miss? (5)

Quick Across

1. Quan­tity (6) 4. In­hala­tion (6) 9. Strange hap­pen­ings

(5,6-2) 10. Stupidly (7) 11. Greek poet (5) 12. Un­truth­ful (5) 14. Break (5) 18. Wealth (5) 19. Of pow­ers of ten (7) 21. Re­turn as­sault (7-6) 22. Es­tab­lish­ing the

age of (6) 23. Hues (6)

Down

1. Re­lease (6) 2. Start banking

re­la­tion­ship (4,2,7) 3. Tend (5) 5. US farmer (7) 6. Take con­trol (6,7) 7. Starv­ing (6) 8. In­ver­te­brate (5) 13. Mol­lify (7) 15. Calm (6) 16. Love (5) 17. Strokes of luck (6) 20. Seize (5)

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