TWO SPEED CROSS­WORD

Bath Chronicle - - BRAIN TEASER -

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 6. Every­body was in debt it’s not for­bid­den (7) 7. Tim­ber needed for shafts (5) 9. A New York word (3) 10. The right al­ter­na­tive for the proof-reader (9) 12. I made orders for desert trans­port (11) 15. Venus is no mati­nee idol, ap­par­ently! (7,4) 17. Slightly in­jured – with­drawn from the team (9) 19. Aim in a given di­rec­tion (3) 21. Mone­tary se­cu­ri­ties pro­duc­ing per­sonal re­stric­tions (5) 22. I strive to make an­other call (7) Down 1. Cast used for sup­port­ing a weak mem­ber (5) 2. This sly crea­ture is a loud bel­lower (3) 3. Money needed to set­tle the ac­count, we hear, in this way (4) 4. In­con­stant, like a planet (9) 5. I’m ready for the pic­ture to be put on (7) 8. Wed­ding belles (6) 11. They cer­tainly couldn’t be ac­cused of hav­ing too lit­tle spirit! (9) 13. A stick-up with me around con­sti­tutes a threat (6) 14. One who ousts the Eastern con­queror (7) 16. Point at which met­al­work­ers strike (5) 18. Po­etic end to the day is calm and un­ruf­fled (4) 20. Short writ­ing can be il­lu­mi­nated (3)

Quick

Across 6. Per­mit­ted (7) 7. Rays (5) 9. Which­ever (3) 10. One who rec­ti­fies (9) 12. Ara­bian camels (11) 15. Venus (7,4) 17. Marked (9) 19. Fin­ish (3) 21. Ties (5) 22. Stay again (7) Down 1. Hurl (5) 2. Bushy-tailed mam­mal (3) 3. Mone­tary unit (4) 4. Volatile (9) 5. En­forced (7) 8. Be­trothed women (6) 11. Al­co­holics (9) 13. Threaten (6) 14. Ex­peller (7) 16. Forg­ing block (5) 18. Level (4) 20. Ig­nited (3)

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