Two Speed Cross­word

Uxbridge 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. Tak­ing odd rides with skill is a qual­ity that is wished for (12)

7. But an African changes it (5) 8. Morn­ing em­ploy­ment is to pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment ... (5) 9. ... badly - I shall shortly be­come ... (3)

10. ... some­body to is­sue books from bluer ship ... (9)

11. ... to the cen­tre where the pa­tients are (6) 12. Re­bel­lion can never be put down! (6) 15. Bird that catches the worm goes round nest ea­gerly (9) 17. Some spare clubs for scratch golfer’s aim? (3)

18. The Bal­ance is partly cal­i­brated (5) 19. Put ev­ery con­fi­dence in in­clud­ing soft an­swer (5) 21. Crafts­man who pre­sum­ably doesn’t be­lieve in nude sculp­ture? (5,7)

Down

1. Not hav­ing even a ghost of a hope? (12)

2. Not re­ally what one would ex­pect can­di­dates for elec­tion to do? (3) 3. Indis­tinct be­gin­ning to no­tices on book­jack­ets (6)

4. More than fifty have skill, but prove to be a risk (9) 5. Ini­tially told girl gleaner the facts (5) 6. Could be great er­ror if get­ting a freezer (12)

7. Do like the wind round the East down un­der (5) 10. Loan price of chi­naware (9)

13. In­fer in a dev­il­ish way? (5) 14. Looked hard at a Com­mu­nist put un­der a saint (6) 16. Be a thief to get back au­tom­a­ton (5) 20. In which the printer can eat his own words? (3)

Quick Across

1. At­trac­tive­ness (12)

7. African (5)

8. En­ter­tain (5)

9. Un­well (3)

10. Book is­suer (9)

11. To the mid­dle (6)

12. As­cend­ing (6)

15. Se­ri­ously (9)

17. Equal­ity (3)

18. Star sign (5)

19. Re­spond (5)

21. One who pre­pares build­ing blocks (5,7)

Down

1. Unen­thu­si­as­ti­cally (12)

2. Sprint (3)

3. Pro­mo­tional de­scrip­tions (6) 4. Fi­nan­cial obli­ga­tion (9)

5. Fact (5)

6. Ice­box (12)

7. Be­neath (5)

10. Ce­ramic (9)

13. Sug­gest (5)

14. Gazed (6)

16. Au­tom­a­ton (5)

20. Pas­try item (3)

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