2-Speed Crossword

Sunday Times - - Puzzles -

CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Guard despatched on mis­sion to the Span­ish (8)

7 Old Bob has horse prob­lem (4)

8 Show signs of ef­fort get­ting through the tower (8)

9 This in­ter­fer­ence is get­ting nowhere (6)

10 Nei­ther di­rec­tion leads to this coun­try (6)

11 Tower be­longs to trade union, Ge­orge (3)

12 Belt out a thousand – it’s a big hit! (5)

14 Left US pres­i­dent out — so turn Red! (5)

16 Cold? Back to bed, then! (3) 18 Another air­man at the sailing cen­tre (6)

20 Spoke like gunners on the phone? (6)

22 Daugh­ter takes Noah’s boat to head­land in un­en­light­ened state (8)

23 Craze to go to East is seen to die away (4)

24 En­tire tri­an­gle is ru­ined (8)

DOWN

1 Can’t re­solve math­e­mat­i­cal prob­lem about spe­cial room (7)

2 Another thing like 22 across (5)

3 Shock pro­duced by ras­cal start­ing to per­form (6)

4 Cock­ney swim­mer makes a mis­take? (6)

5 “It’s a Knock­out” con­cern­ing a land out East (5)

6 Sarah is with­out epi­taph – it’s put up in twisted form (6)

13 Cling­ing: a ner­vous habit, in heaven’s name (6)

15 Af­ter close scru­tiny, boy with­draws false im­pu­ta­tion (7)

16 Be­ware of sailors in the grotto? (6)

17 Griev­ing sit­ter has to change (6)

19 Warn­ing given in the style of the Marines (5)

21 Put off by an­i­mals sur­round­ing fel­low (5)

COF­FEE TIME

ACROSS

1 Watch­man, sen­try (8) 7 Ob­sta­cle, draw­back (4) 8 Sweat (8)

9 Mo­tion­less (6)

10 Oslo’s coun­try (6) 11 Tow­ing boat (3) 12 De­stroy (5)

14 Be­come red-faced (5) 16 Cra­dle (3)

18 Dock for yachts (6) 20 Non cross-ply tyre (6) 22 Light­less state (8) 23 Lose colour (4)

24 Whole, unim­paired (8)

DOWN

1 Pri­vate room (7)

2 Dark hours (5)

3 Col­li­sion (6)

4 Go­ing astray (6)

5 Asian coun­try split by 1950s war (5)

6 Corkscrew shape (6) 13 Ad­he­sive (6) 15 Pro­fumo-case movie (7) 16 Liver­pool venue of

Bea­tles (6)

17 Deeply sad (6)

19 Wake-up clock (5) 21 Post­pone (5)

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