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. Sounds like what we did to the way in the fog! (4) 3. Sink into mere peat, per­haps (8) 8. Sad ev­i­dence of a rip­ping time? (4) 9. Torn vol­ume in which ten­ant’s pay­ments are recorded (4,4) 11. Test im­pres­sions of telling ev­i­dence from the kitchen (6,6) 13. In the di­rec­tion of hos­pi­tal pa­tients? (6) 14. The car­tel shows its true colour (6) 17. An un­de­cided mat­ter to be­gin the en­quiry with (4,8) 20. Start some­thing at the place where I dined (8) 21. Fa­ther is in an Ital­ian city (4) 22. Mak­ing cor­rec­tions puts me back at the fin­ish (8) 23. 500 years old? That’s very old! (4)

Down

1. I’m to take it all back to the en­trance to ease things (8) 2. Bird takes a gulp (7) 4. Free ex­pert tak­ing me in with­out hes­i­ta­tion (6) 5. At a stand­still be­cause of ab­sence of pro­pos­als (10) 6. An id­iot stand­ing on his head at a dis­tance (5) 7. The links lack thin an­i­mals (4) 10. Don’t for­get the wild an­i­mal you thought about! (4,2,4) 12. Dad rants in some mea­sure! (8) 15. Vi­tu­per­a­tion from a fence? (7) 16. This fas­tener on the other hand car­ries great weight (6) 18. The at­ti­tude I am in shows bal­ance (5) 19. Con­ceal skin (4)

Quick Across

1. Thin fog (4) 3. Pen­e­trate (8) 8. Rip (4) 9. Ten­ant’s pay­ment record (4-4) 11. Orig­i­nal prints (6,6) 13. In the di­rec­tion of (6) 14. Red wine (6) 17. Un­de­cided mat­ter (4,8) 20. Be­gin (8) 21. Ital­ian city (4) 22. Edit­ing (8) 23. Old (4)

Down

1. Mod­er­ate (8) 2. Bird (7) 4. Ex­cused (6) 5. Static (10) 6. Dis­tant (5) 7. Large deer (4) 10. Take into con­sid­er­a­tion (4,2,4) 12. Flag (8) 15. Bar­rier (7) 16. Gar­ment fas­tener (6) 18. Com­po­sure (5) 19. Con­ceal (4)

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