2-SPEED CROSS­WORD Last week’s so­lu­tions

Llanelli Star - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES: Across

6. Tell about a sec­ond reck­on­ing (7) 7. Pinafore used back in Ro­man

or pa­gan days (5)

9. One cent to add to the to­tal re­turned makes a sweet sound! (5)

10. Is it stopped to play the first

note of the scale? (7)

12. How to raise stock but see

prof­its di­min­ish? (11)

14. A pur­pose­ful glance at the

dic­tionary? (7,4) 18. Mut­tered that mother lost blood (7)

19. Don't get rid of the staff! (5) 21 & 22Ac. Toss for ends? (5,2,5) 22. See 21 Across

Down

1. & 3Dn. He makes his first ap­pear­ance, putting aunt badly in debt (8)

2. Re­fine­ment in lan­guage? (6) 3. See 1 Down

4. Fir­ing into the air by way of

con­clu­sion (6) 5. Leave and throw away that

young bird (7)

8. Lies and dis­claimers (7)

11. Tool for bridge build­ing? (7) 13. Com­mis­sioned po­si­tion

in­deed! (7)

15. The miss­ing corpse is that of an

in­signif­i­cant per­son (6)

16. Was pros­trate longer through

ex­pen­di­ture? (6)

17. Se­ries of notes on a fish? (3) 20. Cook small fish (6)

Quick cross­word an­swers also fit the large grid. QUICK CLUES: Across

6. In­come (7) 7. Rate (5) 9. Coach (5) 10. Lull (7) 12. Show (11) 14. Bar (11) 18. Free (7) 19. Scat­ter (5) 21. Pun­gent (5) 22. Merit (7)

Down

1. Joy­ous (5) 2. Quote (6)

3. Place (3)

4. Seem (6)

5. Un­der (7)

8. Beat (7)

11. Arch (7)

13. Non-ex­is­tence (7) 15. Es­say (6)

16. Start (6)

17. Quit (5)

20. Chop (3) 2-SPEED CROSS­WORD: Cryptic: Across: 1 Square meal; 7 Thumb; 8 Founder; 10 Con­tours; 11 Keep; 13 Seated; 15 Parsee; 17 Iota; 18 Tributes; 21 Last­ing; 22 Elfin; 23 Un­der­takes. Down: 1 Spurn; 2 Un­bro­ken; 3 Re­form; 4 Maul; 5 Ad­dress; 6 Stock-still; 9 Re­press­ing; 12 Day­break; 14 Ar­ti­san; 16 Fright; 19 Tiffs; 20 Time.

Quick: Across: 1 Su­per­vi­sor; 7 Erase; 8 Pro­ceed; 10 Con­dense; 11 Fate; 13 Pierce; 15 Pil­lar; 17 Iran; 18 Chris­ten; 21 Edi­tion; 22 Tress; 23 Un­de­terred. Down: 1 Stain; 2 Pres­ence; 3 Repast; 4 Icon; 5 Over­all; 6 Per­cep­tive; 9 Dreari­ness; 12 Min­is­ter; 14 Eva­sion; 16 Change; 19 Tread; 20 Size. WORD SPIRAL: 1 Clog; 2 Gash; 3 Heir; 4 Rank; 5 Kite; 6 Enid; 7 Dump; 8 Path; 9 Heal; 10 Lobe; 11 Eric; 12 Comb; 13 Bias; 14 Stew; 15 Whip; 16 Pint.

Key­word: PAN­THER.

WORD WHEEL: BACKWATER. CODE­WORD: 1=V, 2=X, 3=L, 4=M, 5=Q, 6=C, 7=G, 8=W, 9=Y, 10=F, 11=E, 12=P, 13=J, 14=B, 15=Z, 16=T, 17=D, 18=A, 19=R, 20=O, 21=H, 22=I, 23=K, 24=S, 25=U, 26=N.

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