2-SPEED CROSSWORD

Llanelli Star - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES: Across

1. Even well-done steaks are nowa­days! (4)

3. Strung up (8)

8. For­bid a rigged vote (4)

9. Amer­i­can prison with em­pha­sis on har­mony? (4-4)

11. Wait to start a game of ping­pong? (5,2,5)

13. Na­tive found in bed (6)

14. Amuse touch­ingly (6)

17. They of­ten in­vite you to their houses (6,6)

20. A diet put out for fit­ness (8)

21. Song needs a tune­ful back­ing (4)

22. In­deed not all went (8)

23. The ad­van­tage be­ing sharp gives one? (4)

Down

1. The last thing those tak­ing ex­ams should do (8)

2. Sends back the pro­ceeds (7)

4. They raise this so awk­wardly (6)

QUICK CLUES: Across

5. Im­pres­sions of some artists (10)

6. Not only sol­diers may be bored by it (5)

7. Ap­pre­ci­ates ac­com­mo­da­tion (4)

10. He does well with his money (10)

12. Pic­ture which has a main theme (8)

15. Rel­a­tively gen­tle colour? (7)

16. Has it a pierc­ing eye? Just the op­po­site (6)

18. Beg to put off re­tire­ment (3,2)

19. Mu­sic circle (4)

1. Slen­der (4)

3. Boil­ing ves­sel (8)

8. Spin­dle (4)

9. Likely (8)

11. Ir­re­sistible (12)

13. Op­pose (6)

14. Un­chang­ing (6)

17. Showed (12)

20. De­tached (8)

21. Noth­ing (4)

22. Thwarts (8)

23. Cosy (4)

Down

1. Coast­line (8)

2. Mal­ady (7)

4. Mis­siles (6)

5. Sci­en­tific work­room (10)

6. Red­breast (5)

7. Re­quire (4)

10. Bish­ops (10)

12. Pre­cip­i­tately (8)

15. To and from (7)

16. Agree (6)

18. Call forth (5)

19. Flac­cid (4)

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