2-Speed Crossword

Choose ei­ther the quick or cryp­tic clues – an­swers are the same.

New Ross Standard - - MIND GAMES -

CRYP­TIC CLUES Across

1. Cut the cor­ner? (6)

4. As drunk as a her­ring! (6)

9. Could they be hard-fought sew­ing con­tests? (6,7)

10. Or­gan­ise a place for fir­ing prac­tice, we hear (7)

11. One has a nose for this (5)

12. Light meal con­tainer re­quired about the end of the af­ter­noon (5)

14. Trans­port by sea is a mat­ter of skill (5) 18. This peg is fixed in the win­dow else­where (5)

19. Where Arthur ar­rived with many more (7) 21. This pro­vides so­lid­ity for one on the way to the bank (8-5)

22. Fa­mous sea­man shows a hold one can’t es­cape from (6)

23. Twists and re­laxes, we hear (6)

Down

1. The sort of weight for cock-fight­ing? (6)

2. It’s enough to drive you round the bend! (8,5)

3. Stop and pass on (5)

5. Exit in the open air (7)

6. They help to fill up a form at the same time (13)

7. Make an unau­tho­rised de­par­ture in a pri­vate ca­pac­ity! (6)

8. Brown fig­ure with­out a head (5) 13. Ex­tem­pore song and a va­ri­ety of plays taken in by the com­pany (7) 15. De­scrib­ing the strong favourite “Rum Boy” (4-2)

16. Street con­tains one bin – hardly enough (5) 17. Aquatic crea­tures made to rest (6)

20. A man of end­less sad­ness (5)

QUICK CLUES Across

1. Halve (6) 4. Drenched (6) 9. In­tensely com­pet­i­tive games (6,7) 10. Put in or­der (7) 11. Smell (5) 12. Light meal (5) 14. Ves­sel (5)

18. Peg (5) 19. Arthur’s court (7) 21. Thing as­sist­ing progress (8-5) 22. Naval com­man­der (6) 23. Forces away (6)

Down

1. Fowl (6) 2. Ve­hi­cle part (8,5) 3. Punc­tu­a­tion mark (5) 5. Open-air (7) 6. Class mates (13) 7. Aban­don (6) 8. Brown colour (5) 13. Dance (7) 15. Likely to win (4-2) 16. In­suf­fi­cient (5) 17. Mam­mals (6) 20. Sk­in­flint (5)

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