Two-speed cof­fee­break

Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 School gets su­pe­rior food (6) 4 Cease send­ing post (4) 7 Ruler in the mir­ror (4) 8 At­tain a river, some­how (6) 9 Pale sort of spring (4) 10 Mood af­fected des­tiny (4) 12 Point stew out (4) 14 Low-fly­ing bird (3) 16 Ow­ing to con­den­sa­tion, say (3) 17 Pawn a knuckle of meat (4) 20 Crea­ture of pride (4) 23 Tol­er­ate bare im­pro­pri­ety (4) 24 Cadge from cleaner (6) 25 Book’s self-ded­i­ca­tion (4) 26 Af­ter­wards from both ends (4) 27 Can­ter off in a daze (6)

DOWN

1 Some in­sects are small and af­fec­tion­ate (5) 2 Left some wine (4) 3 Rushes to get some in­stru­ment parts (5) 4 Lois ran to the store (4) 5 Most re­morse­ful about shak­ing (6) 6 Stu­dent of vi­sion? (5) 11 No­tice about the ears (4) 13 Re­peat in the choir (4) 15 Tell en­gi­neers strange tale (6) 16 Re­move bro­ken bidet (5) 18 Start play­ing notes (5) 19 Ar­ti­cle with yours truly as sub­ject (5) 21 Press club (4) 22 Soon get a French veto (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Meal (6) 4 De­sist (4) 7 Is­lamic leader (4) 8 Turn up (6) 9 Jump (4) 10 Ter­ri­ble fu­ture (4) 12 Com­pass point (4) 14 Noc­tur­nal crea­ture (3) 16 Ex­pected (3) 17 Ger­man wine (4) 20 Big cat (4) 23 Ur­sine mam­mal (4) 24 Loofah (6) 25 Vol­ume (4) 26 At that time (4) 27 Hyp­notic state (6)

DOWN

1 Group of bees (5) 2 Har­bour (4) 3 Wa­ter plants (5) 4 Grain tower (4) 5 Quake (6) 6 Schoolchild (5) 11 Of the ears (4) 13 Re­sound (4) 15 Nar­rate (6) 16 Sub­tract (5) 18 Be­gin­ning (5) 19 Topic (5) 21 Metal (4) 22 Un­known (4)

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