2-Speed Crossword

CRYPTIC CLUES

The Argus - - MIND GAMES -

Across

7. It breaks up these end­less taxes (6)

8. I’m more con­fused by this bi­o­graph­i­cal sketch (6)

Stop the Span­ish of­fi­cer (7)

See 9 Down

We turn and hes­i­tate but be­came a pitcher (4) A prac­tice that at­tracts a con­sid­er­able amount of in­ter­est (5)

17 & 4Dn. In­ex­pe­ri­enced zoo at­ten­dants be­come

grounds­men! (5-7)

18 & 1Dn. Wil­liam, a per­se­ver­ing type, is in the ad­ver­tis­ing busi­ness (4-7)

An in­cli­na­tion af­ter tea to go for a walk (5) Come home af­ter ev­ery­body else, but live longer (7)

A num­ber of notes we hear pro­duc­ing har­mony (6)

Phys­i­cal strength for which there could be a thou­sand dif­fer­ent clues (6)

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24. 25. 9 & 11 Ac. Mod­el­ling ma­te­rial (7,2,5) Fab­rics (7) Funds (7) Praise (7)

Take un­law­fully (5) Dec­o­ra­tive (5) Ro­bust (5)

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Down

1. See 18 Across

2. De­scrib­ing any flower de­lib­er­ately sought af­ter (7)

A de­cep­tive move­ment is not eas­ily dis­tin­guished, one hears (5)

4. See 17 Across

5 & 6Dn. What ten­nis-play­ers wear when

in­vited to the Palace! (5-5)

6. See 5 Down

9 & 11Ac. What French cap­i­tal­ists use when fac­ing the wall? (7,2,5)

Ma­te­rial per yard as ar­ranged (7) Mon­e­tary af­fairs can get mixed up in le­gal penalty (7)

To be syco­phan­tic is not so sharp! (7) Il­le­gally ac­quire south­ern bird (5) Be in­clined to favour a caprice (5) Over­weight porter (5) 3.

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SO­LU­TIONS TO LAST WEEK’S 2-SPEED CROSSWORD:

Across: 1 Cower; 4 Learned; 8 Up­right; 9 Noted; 10 Test; 11 Bear­ably; 13 Cord; 14 Race; 16 As­sisted; 17 Brag; 20 Talon; 21 Si­lence; 22 Red­head;

23 Press. Down: 1 Court dis­as­ter; 2 Words; 3 Rage; 4 Let­ter; 5 Ab­nor­mal; 6 No­table; 7 Daddy lon­glegs; 12 Pres­ence; 13 Cas­tled; 15 Ceased; 18 Range; 19 Clap.

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