Two Speed Cross­word

This two-speed cross­word has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryp­tic clue, try the Quick.

Uxbridge Gazette - - Puzzles -

Cryp­tic Across

1. As I get in­volved with cacti, this can be very painful (8)

5. Class pa­per to be filled in (4)

9 & 21Ac. Elec­tri­cal equip­ment used on lo­ca­tion? (9)

10. Ad­vances what money has been raised (8)

11 & 12Ac. Share in com­merce what the shop­keeper has for sale (5,2,5)

12. See 11 Across.

13. Lit­er­ally how math­e­mat­ics can be worked out (13)

18. Means to de­clare how old peo­ple are (8)

19. A glass con­tainer is not prop­erly closed (4)

20. Abbey church where I will leave the cleric (7)

21. See 9 Across.

22. Bee­tles will make places to get in, we hear (4)

23. When they are sub­jected to pres­sure, they pro­duce dis­turb­ing re­ports (8)

Down

2. Splen­did mon­e­tary prin­ci­pal (7) 3. Change a thing to make it clear (7) 4. A mis­take by Riche­lieu, for in­stance? (8,5) 6. If you find cover al­lowed, this will be in­cluded (7) 7. Army set to show dom­i­na­tion (7) 8. Vine­gary ex­pert with neu­ral­gia (6) 13. Dis­turbed - nearly every­body pre­pared for war (7)

14. If he’s mak­ing a col­lec­tion, it must be the last straw! (7) 15. More than one heavy gust causes a blight (6) 16. Sounds as though a ha­rass­ment is dy­ing down (7) 17. Hide high ex­plo­sive in later con­fu­sion (7)

Quick Across

1. Form of neu­ral­gia (8)

5. Shape (4)

9. Pim­ple (4)

10. Car­ries on (8)

11 & 12Ac. Cur­rent

goods (5,2,5)

12. See 11 Across.

13. By us­ing a form of math­e­mat­ics (13)

18. Means (8)

19. Slightly open (4)

20. Large church (7)

21. Ig­nite (5)

22. Dung bee­tles (4)

23. Sets off (8)

Down

2. Seat of gov­ern­ment (7)

3. Ob­ject (7)

4. Fun­da­men­tal mis­take (8,5)

6. In gen­eral (7)

7. Ex­per­tise (7)

8. Type of acid (6)

13. Anx­ious (7)

14. Gatherer (7)

15. Ex­plo­sions (6)

16. Less­en­ing (7)

17. Hide (7)

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