TWO SPEED CROSSWORD

Gloucestershire Echo - - 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

1. They have been worn by men in re­tire­ment (11) 9. It turns quiet at the end (3) 10. Does it pro­vide wood for build­ing air­craft? (5,4) 11. Most of the men at­tempt to find a way in (5) 13. Get in an un­usual profit (3,4) 14. It con­tains a va­ri­ety of pro­vi­sions (6) 16. Women haven’t the face to use them! (6) 18. In fair­ness, it’s sim­ply very cold wa­ter (7) 19. Part of the au­dit to­talled up to the same thing (5) 20. Part of the tide of law­less­ness? (9) 21. Slip up out of mer­ri­ment (3) 22. The top sales­men in print? (4-7)

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2. I’m quiet, but he prob­a­bly won’t be! (3) 3. Pleased to be lucky (5) 4. Soils satins, per­haps (6) 5. Train that is brought to ab­so­lute rest (7) 6. Evict a sailor and look the other way (4,5) 7. His work is above most peo­ple! (11) 8. Where games are won by the over-for­ties (6,5) 12. It makes one ad­mis­sion after another (9) 15. It’s clear I’d be in­volved in what­ever oc­curred (7) 17. Be up in a lo­cal tax and get dis­count (6) 19. Live well on five hun­dred (5) 21. It may be pierced or just pricked (3)

Quick Across

1. Sleep­ing gar­ments (11) 9. Gra­tu­ity (3) 10. Plant of the genus Pla­tanus (5,4) 11. Door (5) 13. Fi­nal profit (3,4) 14. Store cup­board (6) 16. Shav­ing blades (6) 18. Fair play (7) 19. As above (5) 20. Rise in law­break­ing (9) 21. Blun­der (3) 22. Pop­u­lar pur­chases (4-7)

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2. Mis­chievous sprite (3) 3. Joy­ous (5) 4. Marks (6) 5. In­ac­tiv­ity (7) 6. Face dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion (4,5) 7. Chim­ney re­pairer (11) 8. Sport’s play­ing area (6,5) 12. Ticket bar­rier (9) 15. Ap­par­ent (7) 17. Re­fund (6) 19. Re­side (5) 21. Hear­ing or­gan (3)

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