Business Day

TAKE A BREAK

- TWO-SPEED CROSSWORD

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

8 Girl quietly will give a

speech and disappear (9) 9 Allies conceal deception (3) 10 Wonky studs in those

without clothes (7) 11 Drug, not one for bird (5) 12 Rocky outcrop found in

history (3)

14 Former clergyman,

outwardly devout (8) 17 Idly puts 'out of order',

without thinking (8) 19 Gamble with this, and

perish! (3)

21 Checks rules, we hear (5) 23 Religious leader is only

after meatball (7)

26 Some recipient gets baked

dish (3)

27 In glue, so financiall­y, in a

sticky situation? (9)

DOWN

1 Sent up a mad cartoon

strip (7)

2 Stick with first conjunctio­n (4) 3 Manager sobs wildly (4) 4 Trouble arising when man

embraces flighty lass (6) 5 Fit together in same shed (4) 6 Versatile, nothing square? (3-5) 7 Small amount of money for

the girl (5) 13 Servant holding fee (8) 14 Sloppy food, either way (3) 15 I see – it sounds cold (3) 16 Figure like two, perhaps, in

pigpen (7)

18 Partly endures some

coercion (6)

20 Complain when good and

ready (5)

22 Arouse strong feeling in western half of Scottish town (4)

24 Single person, by the

sound of it (4)

25 Frank has nothing for

writer (4)

COFFEE TIME

ACROSS

8 Change from liquid to

vapour (9)

9 Be untruthful (3) 10 People who go about

naked (7)

11 Fish-eating bird (5)

12 Bare rocky hill (3)

14 Before in time or order (8) 17 In a daft way (8)

19 Breathe one's last (3) 21 Horse-riding straps (5) 23 Fried breaded meatball (7) 26 Meat or fruit in pastry (3) 27 Bankrupt (9)

DOWN

1 Cartoon strip featauring

Charlie Brown and Snoopy (7) 2 Conjurer's stick (4)

3 Chief in the workplace (4) 4 Annoying problem (6)

5 Be co-ordinated,

harmonise (4) 6 Complete (3-5)

7 British coin (5)

13 Dental appliance used to

keep teeth straight (8) 14 Mush (3)

15 Bitterly cold (3)

16 Half of 140 (7) 18 (Under) constraint (6) 20 Complaint (5) 22 Agitate (4)

24 Bottom of a shoe (4) 25 Ajar (4)

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