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. We go round in a hun­dred and don’t en­joy it, ap­par­ently (5) 4. It clears the vi­sion, but de­ceives the judge­ment (7) 8. A rea­son why the ves­sel was fast? (7) 9. Anaes­thetic ob­tained from scar­let herbs (5) 10. Got the weapon out but didn’t win (4) 11. He of­ten stops while work­ing (8) 13. A strange kind of plant (4) 14. Send a ball up just un­der the roof (4) 16. Got out of bed? (8) 17. He fol­lows the ac­count painfully (4) 20. The very low­est drain, per­haps (5) 21. They make very fine traps (7) 22. Trib­utes to the dead from the wars (7) 23. Piece of meat en­tirely dis­posed of (5) Down 1. Ques­tion put by ex­am­in­ers? Fancy that! (4,2,3,4) 2. Pa­tient care­taker (5) 3. Where nee­dles are kept, just in case (4) 4. Last, though al­most sure to fin­ish first (6) 5. Its users have no need to take flight to re­veal con­fu­sion (8) 6. Faith­less type (7) 7. Eng­land’s hero – the noon sailor per­haps (7,6) 12. He’s in favour of dic­ta­tion, nat­u­rally (8) 13. Con­tract that makes a fer­ry­man re­dun­dant? (7) 15. It checks the growth of pop­u­la­tion (6) 18. Box that may ex­pand (5) 19. Work­ers make a bee-line for it! (4)

Quick

Across 1. Flinch (5) 4. Op­ti­cal so­lu­tion (7) 8. Stranded (7) 9. Anaes­thetic (5) 10. Pulled (4) 11. Key­boardist (8) 13. Plant (4) 14. At­tic (4) 16. Dis­placed (8) 17. Pain (4) 20. Low­est point (5) 21. Arach­nids (7) 22. Rings of flow­ers (7) 23. De­voured (5) Down 1. Well I never! (4,2,3,4) 2. Hos­pi­tal worker (5) 3. Nee­dle case (4) 4. Bear (6) 5. Lift (8) 6. Non-be­liever (7) 7. Hero of Trafal­gar (7,6) 12. Dic­ta­tor (8) 13. Con­dense (7) 15. Pop­u­la­tion sur­vey (6) 18. Stor­age box (5) 19. Bee colony (4)

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