Two-speed cof­feebreak

Rutherglen Reformer - - Puzzles -

Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same

CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Set out to get jour­nal­ist a stal­lion (5) 4 Fight for a piece (5) 7 I’m a mov­ing tar­get (3) 9 Come out east and join (6) 11 Bach­e­lor’s pain (4) 12 Cat to get mar­ried (3) 13 Sol­dier has favourite rail­ing (7) 15 Short­est rou­tine? (3-4) 18 Slip­pery around rim (3) 19 A method of be­ing on hol­i­day (4) 20 Al­ter­na­tively gone off in a state (6) 23 Won over for the present (3) 24 Fin­ished on time, that’s ob­vi­ous (5) 25 Dis­par­age notes and weep (5)

DOWN

1 Tote two peas around as a veg­etable (5,6) 2 Hearsay about or­gan (3) 3 En­joy ar­chae­ol­ogy (3) 5 Summarise wild ca­per (5) 6 At­trac­tive girl is worth a lot (6,5) 8 Ex­cel­lent game is played (4) 10 Feel mod­est about growth (3) 13 Kitty in new top (3) 14 Rent an epi­taph (3) 16 Dodge first woman with pub­lic­ity (5) 17 Col­lege of note, pos­si­bly (4) 18 Slugs have to pull (3) 21 Doc­tor raised to have love for staff (3) 22 Fewer around an­i­mal (3)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 War-horse (5) 4 Frag­ment (5) 7 Goal (3) 9 Ap­pear (6) 11 Yearn (4) 12 Male cat (3) 13 Low wall (7) 15 Type of dance (3-4) 18 Fa­cial fea­ture (3) 19 Not at home (4) 20 US state (6) 23 Im­me­di­ately (3) 24 Ob­serv­able (5) 25 De­nounce (5)

DOWN

1 Yam (5,6) 2 Piece of corn (3) 3 Delve (3) 5 Go over again (5) 6 A lot of money (6,5) 8 Huge (4) 10 Type of tree (3) 13 Cook­ing ves­sel (3) 14 Tear (3) 16 Avoid (5) 17 Pub­lic school (4) 18 Heave (3) 21 Fish­ing tool (3) 22 Fe­male sheep (3)

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