Ayrshire Post

TWO SPEED CROSSWORD

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This two-speed crossword has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryptic clues, try the Quick.

Cryptic Across

1. Incapacita­ted – lay spread out! (9)

8. She is found among the believers (3)

9. Not series of lessons in ethnic characteri­stics! (11)

11. Guardian of the seas for the pleasure tripper (7)

12. Its size varies to some degree (5)

13. Assemble a fold of the gown (6)

15. Attack from the air could be faster (6)

17. They move en masse in March or December (5)

18. Put on another coat (7)

20. Approve of a face (11)

22. Many almost reluctant (3)

23. They could pick up the sound of one phrase, maybe (9) Down

2. The girl needs a District Attorney (3)

3. Fifty experts needed for making fine fabrics (5)

4. Bribe to make the account even (6)

5. This is sung over the air (7)

6. Relinquish­ment of office with quiet submission (11)

7. Act as agent and put the show on again (9)

10. Neutralise­s the computer laws (11)

11. They are engaged in engineerin­g (9)

14. To work with a will! (7)

16. Rota modified by an alternativ­e speaker (6)

19. Blow a hot drink! (5)

21. Potter uses it – that’s a hint (3)

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