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

7. Desert dweller with the French kind of farm­ing (6) 8. A long time af­ter the point of sec­ond child­hood (6) 10. Moun­tain chain at the end of the street is un­usual (7) 11. In this way the cover is sub­stan­tial (5) 12. The way one walks to make an en­trance, we hear (4) 13. Steer clear of a vac­uum (5) 17. Petu­lant enough to change sides (5) 18. What the wound leaves be­hind causes end­less alarm (4) 22. Could be cited as an au­thor­i­ta­tive state­ment (5) 23. Luck brings a great deal of money (7) 24. Res­cues about fifty bond men (6) 25. South­ern re­gion near a Greek state (6)

Down

1. An ex­tract taken from ‘The Ocean Voy­age’ (7) 2. Fas­tener for locks (7) 3. Of­ten seen in the heav­ens, but not quite a heav­enly body (5)

4. The pi­rate has an ill-man­nered ap­pear­ance, we hear (7) 5. At­tack south­ern state fight­ing on the same side (5) 6. Finds one’s way to the west­ern ex­trem­i­ties (5) 9. Doesn’t con­tinue when the fall has taken place? (6,3) 14. The sort of hood for a monk (7)

15. Get a group of singers, by the sound of it (7) 16. Magazine con­tain­ing ma­te­rial likely to cause a re­port (7) 19. Most sat­is­fac­tory sur­round­ings for a wild an­i­mal (5) 20. Cleric tak­ing part in civic ar­range­ments (5) 21. Cuts what farm­ers produce (5)

Quick

Across

7. Til­l­able (6) 8. Se­nil­ity (6) 10. Odd (7) 11. Sound (5) 12. Walk­ing man­ner (4) 13. Evade (5) 17. Cru­ci­fix (5) 18. Mark (4) 22. De­cree (5) 23. Luck (7) 24. Ser­vants (6) 25. An­cient city (6)

Down

1. Cor­ri­dor (7) 2. Bar­rette (7) 3. Tool (5) 4. Pi­rate (7) 5. Ex­cur­sion (5) 6. Trav­els (5) 9. Ceases (6,3) 14. Si­b­ling (7) 15. Gain (7) 16. Arms store (7) 19. An­i­mal (5) 20. Priest (5) 21. Produce (5)

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