Two Speed Cross­word

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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. Strikes - they’re kept at arm’s length (5) 4. Fabri­cates a tale and re­solves the quar­rel (5,2) 8. Fire-rais­ers (7) 9. Called young Ed­ward around be­fore noon (5) 10 & 16Ac. He creates an im­pres­sion as pro­ducer of signs on the rail­way track? (4,8)

11. Alas, one’s con­fu­sion is ex­pected at a cer­tain time (8)

13. Ad­vanced for forty days (4)

14. Look closely, we hear, for sup­port (4)

16. See 10 Across

17. Cost of trav­el­ling to the dis­tant East (4)

20. Au­thor­i­ta­tive procla­ma­tion wrongly cited (5)

21. A prob­lem for the sorter of let­ters (7)

22. Is this op­er­ated by a foot­man? (7)

23. Rocky bed for a hen (5)

Down

1. An ally makes the com­mand­ing of­fi­cer fierce (13) 2. Crim­i­nal is dropped on, by the sound of it (5) 3. Ar­rest ves­sels com­ing back (4) 4. Failed to make con­tact - poor vis­i­bil­ity, we hear (6)

5. The Royal Barge? (8) 6. Ad­vanced study group re­mains in dis­or­der (7) 7. Ves­sel made from dead palm trees (6,7)

12. This clue is not needed (8)

13. The end of the fuel to catch fire! (7) 15. Seabed can be made lower! (6) 18. Dress in clear rayon (5) 19. Shower with greet­ing? (4)

Quick Across

1. Sleeve parts (5)

4. De­vises (5,2)

8. Roars (7)

9. En­ti­tled (5)

10. Row (4)

11. Of a cer­tain time of year (8)

13. Pe­riod of fast­ing (4)

14. Jetty (4)

16. Etcher (8)

17. Food (4)

20. De­cree (5)

21. Word puz­zle (7)

22. Foot lever (7)

23. Stra­tum (5)

Down

1. Ally (13) 2. Crim­i­nal (5) 3. Halt (4) 4. Over­looked (6) 5. Sovereign po­si­tion (8)

6. Tu­to­rial (7)

7. Boat (6,7)

12. Not re­quired (8)

13. Car­bon fuel (7)

15. Cheapen (6)

18. Dis­play (5)

19. Ice pel­lets (4)

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