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

7. A mo­tive to set forth log­i­cally (6) 8. Very small sec­re­tar­ial note (6) 10. No longer hold a clique with­out charge (3,4)

11 & 18Ac. A charm­ing staff set up in North Amer­ica (5,4)

12 & 14Dn. But they’re not speech­less ho­tel ser­vants! (4,7)

13. Slight pre­var­i­ca­tion about ma­te­rial tex­ture (5)

17. Dear Thomas, make the cir­cuit safe inside (5)

18. See 11 Across.

22. Plan to en­gross one avi­a­tion ex­pert (5)

23. Passes on in­for­ma­tion when rep­re­sen­ta­tive has a meal (7)

24. Dis­tinc­tive dress for this kind of sta­ble (6)

25 & 4Dn. Not nec­es­sar­ily a sen­ti­men­tal film (6,7)

Down

1. Be­fore the team take con­trol at the meeting (7)

2. I’m sur­rounded by dough - it’s a hobby! (7)

3. To col­lect trea­sure is dif­fi­cult if you hav­ing noth­ing inside (5)

4. See 25 Across. 5. A col­lec­tion of pieces sound­ing melo­di­ous (5) 6. Ap­pears to be a dio­cese man­u­script (5) 9. Records show­ing peo­ple’s voice ranges (9)

14. See 12 Across. 15. Live with the com­mand­ing of­fi­cer – just rou­tine (7) 16. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion causes a mix-up a long time after (7) 19. This pro­vides en­chant­ment for a cer­tain length of time (5)

20. The girl will pro­duce a fruit tree (5) 21. Rings up for a film (5)

Quick Across

7. Mo­tive (6)

8. Unit of time (6)

10. Re­lease (3,4)

11. Sym­bolic ob­ject (5)

12. Mute (4)

13. Thread (5)

17. The world (5)

18. Mast (4)

22. Avi­a­tor (5)

23. Reit­er­ates (7)

24. Uni­form (6)

25. In mo­tion (6)

Down

1. Hold author­ity (7)

2. Hobby (7)

3. Store (5)

4. Im­age (7)

5. Fur­ni­ture set (5)

6. Ap­pears (5)

9. Records (9)

14. Restau­rant staff (7)

15. Live to­gether (7)

16. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion (7)

19. Magic for­mula (5)

20. Green or black fruit (5)

21. Reel (5)

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