Two-speed cof­fee­break

Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same

Irish Sunday Mirror - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Im­pres­sion made by swim­mer? (6) 4 Rent is in­creased, we hear (4) 7 De­clare Vera to be mad (4) 8 Sur­face tem­per­a­ture on Mars, say (6) 9 Ori­gin of botany? (4) 10 Need to re­ar­range gar­den (4) 12 Fash­ion might start with poem (4) 14 She’s a climber (3) 16 Pelt found in re­fur­bish­ment (3) 17 Un­usual not to be well done (4) 20 Time to or­der some­thing (4) 23 Most un­ex­cited about song (4) 24 Look for ev­ery ap­pli­ca­tion (6) 25 Re­called about visit (4) 26 Owing to stu­dent con­flict (4) 27 Stretch for­mer nurse (6)

DOWN

1 Great purse, ru­ined (5) 2 In­cline to be thin (4) 3 Loathed to laugh at Ed­ward (5) 4 Present dur­ing the record­ing (4) 5 Caus­tic - like metal? (6) 6 Guard loses head on way in (5) 11 It’s ex­pen­sive, dar­ling (4) 13 Dog re­ally cap­tured mon­ster (4) 15 Royal cost in­cludes new top (6) 16 Fel­low finds new diet smelly (5) 18 Enough to have beer with politi­cian (5) 19 Money for food (5) 21 Late or­der­ing duck (4) 22 Con­sider an in­spir­ing fig­ure (4) So­lu­tions in next week’s Sun­day Mir­ror

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Spat­ter (6) 4 Lease (4) 7 Assert (4) 8 Ce­les­tial body (6) 9 Source (4) 10 Ge­n­e­sis place (4) 12 Man­ner (4) 14 Ever­green plant (3) 16 An­i­mal hair (3) 17 Sel­dom seen (4) 20 Unit (4) 23 Melody (4) 24 Scan (6) 25 Shout (4) 26 Con­test (4) 27 Elon­gate (6)

DOWN

1 Won­der­ful (5) 2 Without fat (4) 3 Detested (5) 4 In this place (4) 5 Sar­cas­tic (6) 6 Ac­cess (5) 11 Pre­cious (4) 13 Gi­ant (4) 15 Royal son (6) 16 Stink­ing (5) 18 Suf­fi­cient (5) 19 Baked loaf (5) 21 Bluish-green (4) 22 Source of in­spi­ra­tion (4) So­lu­tions in next week’s Sun­day Mir­ror

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