PRIZE CROSS­WORD

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For this puz­zle we’ve pro­vided two sets of clues, each giv­ing the same an­swers. One set of clues is cryp­tic, one set is quick. It’s a good way to hone your skills, be­cause it gives you two ways to crack the cross­word! Two win­ners will be cho­sen ran­domly from all en­tries (cryp­tic and quick clues). So which­ever set of clues you fol­low you have an equal chance of win­ning!

CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Col­lar that could be the death of you? (6) 5 Se­cluded place in­side church for girl (6) 10 Greek philoso­pher tries a lot, sur­pris­ingly (9) 11 Mes­sage al­lowed to be re­turned to for­mer part­ner (5) 12 Quiet Les ca­reers out of con­trol in West End lo­ca­tion (9, 6) 13 Blame cop­per in­volved in col­lapsed case (6) 15 Cu­ri­ous feel­ing about money ac­crued? (8) 17 Hood­lum, note, lead­ing strange char­ac­ters (8) 19 Laugh — a re­ac­tion to a hor­ror film (6) 23 Peace or­gan­i­sa­tion state backed with col­league — no strings at­tached (15) 25 Fel­low is given time for rob­bery (5) 26 Bird dog bites naughty lad (4, 5) 27 A vex­a­tious sort pro­duces pa­rade ground com­mand (2, 4) 28 Man spot­ted in Lucerne street (6) DOWN 2 One wear­ing head cover on is­land, some­where in the Caribbean (5) 3 Gear’s pro­vid­ing shel­ter to ten lit­tle an­i­mals (7) 4 Go round or over a Lon­don gallery (6) 5 Alec smashed piece of jew­ellery in tree­less area (8) 6 A new and quite un­usual item of value (7) 7 Re­quest for free­dom song by En­gel­bert Humperdinck (7, 2) 8 Sec­re­tary joins Miss Fitzger­ald for a Span­ish dish (6) 9 Be­gin­ning of ex­per­i­ment with cheeky bof­fin (6) 14 Draft of Tory speech? (9) 16 Lib­eral wor­ried about English be­ing trust­wor­thy (8) 17 Cow­boy is tact­less, for the most part — there’s noth­ing more to add (6) 18 Ter­ri­ble strain tak­ing hold of a crooner (7) 20 Set of cut­lery… and where it may be used (7) 21 Might he start to man­age a con­fused sit­u­a­tion? (6) 22 Mod­ern woman that is sup­port­ing fac­tory? (6) 24 Pris­on­ers taken round old port in Africa (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Close-fit­ting neck­lace (6) 5 - - - Danes, Home­land star (6) 10 Pupil of Plato (9) 11 Fax’s Pre­de­ces­sor (5) 12 Lon­don film pre­miere lo­ca­tion (9, 6) 13 Point the fin­ger (6) 15 In­trigue (8) 17 Al Capone, eg (8) 19 Pierc­ing cry (6) 23 With­out lim­its (15) 25 Hold-up (5) 26 Na­tional bird of the US (4, 5) 27 Feel­ing con­fi­dent and re­laxed (2, 4) 28 - - - Hem­ing­way, Amer­i­can nov­el­ist (6) DOWN 2 Port-au-Prince’s coun­try (5) 3 Tiny tab­bies? (7) 4 Gyrate (6) 5 Set­tling (debts) (8) 6 Col­lec­tor’s item (7) 7 Let go! (7, 2) 8 Span­ish rice dish (6) 9 Spe­cial­ist (6) 14 En­rol (civil­ians) for com­pul­sory mil­i­tary ser­vice (9) 16 Dependable (8) 17 South Amer­i­can cow­boy (6) 18 Mu­si­cal fam­ily, Nancy and Frank - - - (7) 20 Em­ploy­ees’ lunch area (7) 21 Chaos, dis­or­der (6) 22 Singer who cov­ered My Boy Lol­lipop, - - - Small (6) 24 Nige­ria’s for­mer cap­i­tal (5)

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