TWO SPEED CROSS­WORD

This two-speed cross­word has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryp­tic clues, try the Quick.

Gloucestershire Echo - - BRAIN TEASER -

Cryp­tic Across

1. It’s more eas­ily made by a pop singer than an ath­lete (6) 4. Do come back af­ter a jour­ney on three legs! (6) 9. Re­ply a com­ment makes fit­ting (13) 10. In favour of mixed sets of woods (7) 11. Lan­guage used in telling one off? (5) 12. Em­ploy­ing a piece of du­bi­ous in­ge­nu­ity (5) 14. Fit girl given body-build­ing ex­er­cises (5) 18. Best part of a medi­ocre amethyst (5) 19. Not only artists draw in this way! (7) 21. String rea­sons to­gether some­how for break­ing the law (13) 22. Where Sylvia holds a be­lief to the con­trary (6) 23. Formed an in­dus­trial union? (6)

Down

1. Fierce commotion on the Brazil­ian coast (6) 2. Con­densed tune, pos­si­bly piped (10,3) 3. Baker’s lists? (5) 5. Was the first to go af­ter a row be­comes em­bit­tered (7) 6. Good dic­tion maybe, but it can cause of­fence (5,8) 7. Doc­tor, with con­ser­va­tive back­ing, is dam­ag­ing (3,3) 8. Ac­cu­mu­late a great amount (5) 13. It’s just ret­ri­bu­tion (7) 15. Cale­do­nian spirit (6) 16. Cou­ples from Paris (5) 17. Made up for hav­ing the date wrong on the in­side (6) 20. Dis­crim­i­na­tion can­ni­bals ap­pre­ci­ate in peo­ple (5)

Quick Across

1. Reg­is­ter (6) 4. Cam­era stand (6) 9. Com­plet­ing (13) 10. Woods (7) 11. Jar­gon (5) 12. Em­ploy­ing (5) 14. Mod­ify (5) 18. Top of milk (5) 19. Draw (7) 21. Crime (13) 22. Unortho­dox be­lief (6) 23. Fused (6)

Down

1. Brazil­ian port (6) 2. Con­densed gas (10,3) 3. Baps (5) 5. Festered (7) 6. Blunt­ness (5,8) 7. Fun­gus (3,3) 8. Ac­cu­mu­late (5) 13. Greek god­dess (7) 15. Whisky (6) 16. Two­somes (5) 17. Ex­pi­ated (6) 20. Sense (5)

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