2-Speed Cross­word

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - MIND GAMES -

CRYP­TIC CLUES

Across 1. I’m con­clu­sively shown to be made bet­ter (8) 5. Did what the pri­mate did (4) 9. Broad­cast about north­ern win­try weather (4) 10. Off you go! You’ll get a cuff round the ear! (5,3)

11. A drink go­ing round a sec­ond time (5)

12. It’s gear, maybe, as­sumed by the bishop (7) 13. Showed mil­i­tary cour­tesy and gave gifts to the needy, we hear (9,4)

18. Sleep­ing - or los­ing one’s grip? (8) 19. Hypocrisy is a de­vi­a­tion from an up­right po­si­tion (4)

20. De­ter­mi­na­tion re­quired to do the puz­zle again (7)

21. Ring used for games - leave noth­ing in the mid­dle (5)

22. De­scrib­ing an arm or a num­ber of feet (4) 23. Open­ing up and mak­ing the game move (8)

Down 2. Game ran all wrong for the man in charge (7)

3. They brawl - but the noise fades away (7) 4. What those in the Dark Ages failed to ac­quire (13)

6. One will get all-round sup­port as a pathfinder (7)

7. Vi­o­lently dis­likes steeds out of con­trol round the end of the street (7)

8. Not al­ways the same note af­ter G in Verdi tran­scrip­tion (6)

13. Show the coun­ter­part of the star­board beam (7)

14. One who re­veals se­crets of re­tired artists’ model (7)

15. Hardly the op­po­site of this! (6)

16. Bill mak­ing a cen­sus, we hear (7)

17. In the state­ment I only make an al­lu­sion (7)

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