2-Speed Cross­word

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Builds up re­serve of shares a lot (10)

8 Act so as to spoil gym­nas­tic ex­er­cise (4)

9 Drink with un­usual kick (3, 5) 10 A noted kind of present (6) 11 Mean­ing to give one French­man some wine (6) 12 Rus­sian leader one would de­liver (3)

13 Way to wel­come five lines in mu­si­cian’s score (5)

15 Plant that could sweep the deck (5)

17 An­i­mal found in over­seas set­ting (3)

19 Air­craft­man catches fa­cial dis­or­der from milk (6)

21 The French de­clare he’s a quit­ter (6)

23 Present holder sus­pended on Christ­mas Eve (8) 24 Per­spi­ra­tion drawn by marks­man (4)

25 Idea not worth con­sid­er­ing by com­peti­tor scratch­ing (3-7)

DOWN

2 Num­ber vot­ing to pro­duce … (4, 3)

3 … Ven­omous crea­ture tak­ing care of fe­male sup­porter (5) 4 Knit­ter tak­ing a tum­ble (6) 5 Clear one politi­cian tak­ing cover out­side (6)

6 Crick­eter pos­ing unan­swer­able rid­dle (7)

7 Bet­ter kind of cider (5) 14 Church au­thor­ity in Vir­ginia I can’t re­form (7)

16 Cow seen above Scots loch (7)

17 Bat­tle to put first part of play on (6)

18 Petty ex­am­ple of in­dif­fer­ence (6)

20 Vary sound from part of church (5)

22 In­ter­rupter of the stop-go mech­a­nism (5)

COF­FEE TIME

ACROSS

1 Ac­cu­mu­lates sup­plies (10) 8 Shell­fish (4)

9 Drink with spirit base (3, 5) 10 Give (6)

11 Bring goods into coun­try (6) 12 Free (3)

13 Piece of wood form­ing part of cask (5)

15 Sweeper (5)

17 Id­iot (3)

19 Re­lated to milk (6)

21 Per­son de­part­ing (6) 23 Leg­wear (8) 24 Part of neck­lace (4) 25 Com­peti­tor with­draw­ing (3-7)

DOWN

2 Evict (4, 3)

3 Snake (5)

4 Head­long fall (6) 5 Trans­par­ent (6)

6 Mem­ber of cricket team (7) 7 Gam­bler (5)

14 Pope’s palace (7) 16 In­tim­i­date (7)

17 Deed (6)

18 In­signif­i­cant (6)

20 Amend (5)

22 Traf­fic light (5)

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