2-Speed Cross­word

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

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - MIND GAMES -

CRYPTIC CLUES

Across 1. Ball made square pos­si­bly (10)

7. Bid from a heart­less of­fender (5) 8. Raise to a higher state, given no blem­ish to hide (7)

10. The beauty of jus­tice (8) 11. Weapons some peo­ple play with (4) 13. Abra­ham ties me in knots (6)

15. The price of sav­ing derelict manors (6) 17. Oat­meal soup holds it, too! (4)

18. Not a de­scent of which one may be proud! (4,4)

21. Laced it as or­dered (7) 22. Dis­crim­i­na­tion shown by a new state (5) 23. Later chas­ing mi­nors (10)

Down 1. Mus­lim lawyer in plain clothes (5) 2. Calm sen­try that is ag­i­tated (8)

3. Be­ing restive is not any use, but might be! (6)

4. Called for part of a lad­der (4)

5. Give ti­tle to records of debts and be­come doubt­ful (7)

6. Ap­pro­pri­ate change of ac­cent is made (10) 9. Sim­ple way to ob­tain poise (4,6) 12. Could be a tiger near meat per­haps (3-5) 14. Dog re­spon­si­ble for mother’s quar­rel (7) 16. One won’t be the first to do it (6)

19. A good place for car­a­vans en route (5) 20. In past years view­ers have been ir­ri­tated by it (4)

QUICK CLUES

Across 1. Fancy dress party (10) 7. Ten­der (5) 8. Dig­nify (7) 10. Im­par­tial­ity (8) 11. Low­ers the head (4) 13. Jew (6) 15. Kid­nap­per’s pay­ment (6) 17. As well (4) 18. Lower (4,4) 21. For­mally com­mand­ing (7) 22. Sam­ple (5) 23. Sub­se­quently (10)

Down 1. Civil­ian dress (5) 2. Tran­quil­lity (8) 3. Anx­ious (6) 4. Lad­der step (4) 5. Un­cer­tain (7) 6. Seize as a penalty (10) 9. Gen­tle bear­ing (4,6) 12. Con­sumer of hu­man flesh (3-5) 14. Large dog (7) 16. En­sue (6) 19. Fer­tile patch (5) 20. Eye in­flam­ma­tion (4)

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