Sunday Times

2-Speed Cross­word

CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS 1 Claim from com­pany is unusual — and laugh­able (7) 5 Left a debtor when let down (5)

8 Girl much at­tached to the home? (3)

9 Tin rare in such land (7)

10 One hand-out that’s fault­less (5)

11 Yank could be a stupid man (4)

12 Of­fice wear? (7)

14 Leaps — but keeps within them pre­sum­ably (6)

16 Re­straint due to rail­way not work­ing (6)

19 Se­nior mil­i­tary man on po­lice duty? (7)

21 Go by way through moun­tains (4)

24 Aged sur­vivor (5)

25 Wal­ter’s turned out a good­for-noth­ing (7)

26 Con­veyed thanks to this (3) 27 Obli­ga­tion to take son in, be­ing ne­glected (5)

28 Some­thing for church­go­ers to look up to? (7)

DOWN

1 Within county lim­its it is an im­por­tant place (4) 2 He achieved sig­nal suc­cess (5)

3 First-rate news­man round the bend? (7)

4 Ves­sels’ in­side cov­er­ings (6) 5 Claim­ing to be at work when ac­tu­ally in bed? (5)

6 Equipped with re­volvers, pushed ahead (7)

7 About 50 relieved of anx­i­ety when freed (8)

13 Hated boarder tan­gling with hot­head (8)

15 Comes to light when in­ter­na­tional body col­lapses (7)

17 With it poser can evoke a snappy re­ply (7)

18 Kings some­times wear these caps (6)

20 As ar­ro­gant as ruler of the roost can be? (5)

22 Take off be­fore putting it on if a foot­baller (5)

23 Unhappy man in­volved in lots of rows (4)

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