Two Speed Cross­word Quick

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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

6. A poor fid­dler out­side the door (7) 7. Crouch down

– it’s an il­le­gal oc­cu­pa­tion (5) 9. A num­ber of them give you the time of your life! (5)

10. Leaves high and dry on the beaches (7)

12. Wash­ing may de­pend on it (11)

14. Su­per­in­tend­ing, but miss­ing some­thing? (11)

18. Piece of bread the French break into bits (7)

19. Get even? (5)

21. It’s ir­ri­tat­ing get­ting only a lit­tle credit in sup­port (5)

22. He’s not a par­tic­u­lar per­son (7)

Down

1. Tighten up on one’s salary? (5) 2. A gun­smith adds it to his stock (6) 3. Its line is straight­for­ward (3)

4. It will come as a sud­den blow (6) 5. It ends a flight in two ways (7)

8. Ba­con’s lines (7)

11. Makes slow progress by street­car (7)

13. It makes a man keen on money, and a woman on food (7)

15. Stay to put mother in con­trol (6)

16. It’s a ne­ces­sity to want to ex­ist (4,2)

17. A de­scrip­tion of one found want­ing (5)

20. The last thing one aims for (3)

Across

6. Abrader (7) 7. N. Amer­i­can In­dian woman (5)

9. Pe­ri­ods of time (5)

10. Threads (7)

12. Laun­dry-dry­ing item (11)

14. Dis­re­gard­ing (11)

18. Pud­ding (7)

19. Equal (5)

21. Pun­gent (5)

22. Any per­son (7)

Down

1. Fas­ten­ing de­vice (5) 2. Keg (6)

3. In­sect (3) 4. Storm (6) 5. Alight­ing (7) 8. Con­trast­ing stripes (7)

11. Am­bles (7)

13. Greed (7)

15. Stay (6)

16. A ne­ces­sity (4,2)

17. Poor (5)

20. Fin­ish (3)

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