Two Speed Cross­word

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - Puzzles -

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

Cryptic Across

4. Be open handed, or use one’s fists? (4,3)

8. Dashes off to ful­fil a se­cret en­gage­ment? (6)

9. The least one can do (7)

10. It pro­vides hot wa­ter, nat­u­rally (6)

11. A need to in­clude fifty cov­ered in oil (6)

12. Strange pat­terns in church (8)

18. Aban­don royal dig­nity (8)

20. Here you have to ac­knowl­edge de­feat (4,2) 21. Sleeps soundly? (6)

22. Able to come back af­ter a stretch (7)

23. He sup­plies tea – with or with­out sugar! (6)

24. Ev­i­dence of a leak? Tell the at­ten­dant (7)

Down

1. Mat­ters of some grav­ity (7)

2. A strug­gle to main­tain faith (4,3)

3. Peo­ple mend­ing pipes (6)

5. Shaken and up­set (8)

6. A lit­tle lower (6)

7. He takes more in­ter­est than you would wish! (6)

13. Pass­ing pleas­ing, per­haps (8)

14. Ex­press dis­ap­proval in the sol­dier’s quar­ters (7)

15. I ob­ject to a cer­tain ac­tion (7)

16. Some­thing fishy that is of help to the sports­man (6)

17. Eases off the down­ward pres­sure? (4,2)

19. Give a slight cut (6)

Quick Across

4. At­tack (4,3) 8. Runs away to marry (6)

9. Least amount (7)

10. Hot wa­ter spring (6)

11. Anointed (6)

12. Wing of a church (8)

18. Re­nounce a throne (8)

20. Relin­quish (4,2)

21. Makes sleep­ing noises (6)

22. Stretchy (7)

23. Shop­keeper (6)

24. Lost mois­ture (7)

Down

1. Units used to mea­sure heav­i­ness (7)

2. Cru­sade (4,3)

3. Drains (6)

5. Dis­turbed (8)

6. Young cow (6)

7. Moneylen­der (6)

13. Pass­ing by (8)

14. Crit­i­cise loudly (7)

15. De­ter­mine the size of (7)

16. Scots hunt­ing at­ten­dant (6)

17. Slack­ens (4,2)

19. Dis­re­gard (6)

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