Two Speed Cross­word

Gloucestershire Echo - - BRAIN TEASER -

Across: 7 Lariat; 8 Se­lect; 10 Opin­ion; 11 Paste; 12 Emit; 13 Fence; 17 Quits; 18 Peri; 22 Dwarf; 23 Ill fame; 24 Eu­clid; 25 Capers. Down: 1 Al­moner; 2 Prairie; 3 Ra­tio; 4 Re­spect; 5 Tense; 6 Other; 9 Un­cer­tain; 14 Fun­fair; 15 Re­laxed; 16 Li­cense; 19 Idled; 20 Hatch; 21 Float.

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

7. A line used in malaria treat­ment (6) 8. Make a choice in this elec­tion (6) 10. In my view, a veg­etable with very good stuff­ing (7) 11. A step in the mak­ing of dough (5) 12. Give out when it’s time to come back (4) 13. An un­li­censed re­ceiver (5) 17. Leaves with all debts set­tled (5) 18. Fairy re­quired, some ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary (4) 22. If all plants were this, there would be no great va­ri­ety (5) 23. Rep­u­ta­tion for en­joy­ing poor health? (3,4) 24. He knew where to draw the line (6) 25. High jinks with a saucy flavour? (6)

Down

1. Role man has cre­ated as a so­cial worker (7) 2. Tract of the brave New World (7) 3. Odd trio holds a pro­por­tion (5) 4. A par­tic­u­lar def­er­ence (7) 5. Maybe the present state of a ner­vous per­son (5) 6. To come up be­fore her is not the same (5) 9. Cen­taur in doubt­ful form (9) 14. Ruf­fian out to pro­vide pop­u­lar en­ter­tain­ment (7) 15. Slack­ened and be­came loose in a rush (7) 16. Grant per­mis­sion to break si­lence (7) 19. Did lit­tle af­ter I’d made the run­ning (5) 20. Give birth to a plot (5) 21. Am­phibi­ous cart? (5)

Quick Across

7. Lasso (6) 8. Choose (6) 10. Be­lief (7) 11. Ad­he­sive (5) 12. Dis­charge (4) 13. Rail­ing (5) 17. Re­signs (5) 18. Beau­ti­ful fairy (4) 22. Make small (5) 23. Bad rep­u­ta­tion (3,4) 24. Greek math­e­ma­ti­cian (6) 25. Es­capades (6)

Down

1. Hos­pi­tal so­cial worker (7) 2. Grassy plain (7) 3. Pro­por­tion (5) 4. Re­gard (7) 5. Taut (5) 6. Dif­fer­ent (5) 9. Not sure (9) 14. Amuse­ment park (7) 15. Rested (7) 16. Give per­mis­sion (7) 19. Loi­tered (5) 20. Emerge from an egg (5) 21. Drift (5)

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