Two Speed Cross­word

Hayes & Harlington 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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