2-Speed cross­word

Sunday Times - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 No­tice, say, kind of horse on the beach (8) 7 Post Of­fice learner has noth­ing, sport! (4) 8 TV mast put right on tee in main high­way, per­haps (8) 9 Twist or wither, in a way (6) 10 Bolder cut? (6) 11 Crank in teach­ers’ or­gan­i­sa­tion (3) 12 Con­fess that many go into the mine shaft (5) 14 Hol­i­day views of drains around the North! (5) 16 Rose’s fruit joint (3) 18 Sprout had been changed by holy man (6) 20 Note the way the joke has a point to charm (6) 22 Well, I’m of­ten this when the money’s gone! (8) 23 Smart an­i­mal (4) 24 De­stroyed café — sort of a warn­ing! (8)

DOWN

1 Does cur give trou­ble when rubbed clean? (7) 2 More or less a box­ing match (5) 3 Pull ni­tro­gen from the sky (6) 4 An­swer found in the lab­o­ra­tory (6) 5 Old-fash­ioned street ar­ti­cle given to the French (5) 6 Pub­lic re­la­tions gets one boy into gaol (6) 13 It’s fash­ion­able to un­der­stand noth­ing blue (6) 15 Call for the worker to go to the ex­hi­bi­tion (7) 16 Coif­feur for go­ing to party af­ter the mu­si­cal show? (6) 17 Divine foot­baller goes round to sell things (6) 19 Amer­i­can hes­i­tates to meet em­ploy­ers (5) 21 Litte of­fice has noth­ing on, go­ing to a part in Italy (5) COF­FEE TIME

ACROSS

1 Strand, coast­line (8) 7 Horse­back ball-game (4) 8 Con­cern­ing main blood ves­sel (8) 9 Squirm (6) 10 Slice of ba­con (6) 11 Edi­ble ker­nel (3) 12 Al­low to enter (5) 14 Ama­teur pho­to­graphs (5) 16 Joint at top of leg (3) 18 Founder of In­dian re­li­gion (6) 20 Un­der­take, give pledge (6) 22 Made pen­ni­less (8) 23 Trim, tidy (4) 24 Weather pre­dic­tion (8)

DOWN

1 Cleaned with steel wool (7) 2 Ap­prox­i­mately (5) 3 Par­adise (6) 4 Snappy re­ply (6) 5 Old, ran­cid (5) 6 Pen­i­ten­tiary (6) 13 Deep blue (6) 15 His­tor­i­cal pa­rade (7) 16 Per­ma­nent wave, curl­ing (6) 17 Deal in small goods (6) 19 Con­sumers (5) 21 Birth­place of Colum­bus (5)

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