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. A ter­ri­ble ruler of vain dis­po­si­tion (4) 3. It’s cheap as a med­ley (8) 9. It’s lo­cated in le­gal doc­u­ment (7) 10. It was made into a cen­tre sec­tion (5) 11. It gen­er­ally shows the way we are go­ing (7,5) 13. Though swift, cur­rently speak­ing, they may be shot (6) 15. The dye I’d go in for (6) 17. Such land is an ac­cepted ba­sis of dis­cus­sion (6,6) 20. Resin came back in the time left (5) 21. Even he has vol­un­teered to serve (7) 22. Bob made in­fan­tile progress in writ­ing? (8) 23. Such ex­cite­ment won’t leave peo­ple un­moved (4)

Down

1. Nice ruse turns out to be un­safe (8) 2. Work and play is the same to him (5) 4. A small depart­ment’s skilled per­son­nel (6) 5. The height of wrath (8,4) 6. Put a chit in for red wine (7) 7. Puts away in great style (4) 8. Dis­ap­prove of the poor TV re­cep­tion? (4,1,3,4) 12. Due to age he won’t make cer­tain ad­vances (8) 14. One in a sea­side fea­ture breaks new ground (7) 16. One eats it, as a mat­ter of course (6) 18. Left out un­til changed (5) 19. Looks up and down (4)

Quick Across

1. Rus­sian ruler (4) 3. Mixed style (8) 9. Lo­cate (7) 10. Girth (5) 11. Fash­ion (7,5) 13. Fast cur­rents (6) 15. Spec­tral colour (6) 17. Agreed ba­sis (6,6) 20. Fragrant resin (5) 21. Nor­mal (7) 22. Scrib­bled (8) 23. Awaken (4)

Down

1. Un­sta­ble (8) 2. Per­former (5) 4. Ex­perts (6) 5. In­tense anger (8,4) 6. Ital­ian wine (7) 7. De­vours (4) 8. Dis­ap­prove (4,1,3,4) 12. Un­steady mover (8) 14. Colonist (7) 16. Meal course (6) 18. Dark (5) 19. Ob­serves (4)

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