2-SPEED CROSSWORD

Llanelli Star - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES: Across

3. Make a speech about where peo­ple live? (9)

8. The des­ti­na­tion of this trip is an an­cient city (4)

9. The in­fer­ence is that it is to be taken away (9)

10. Set of games that can be stretched (6)

11. The length of the beat? (5)

14. Show­ing slack­ness, mis­lay a ring in­side (5)

15. Al­ways hav­ing some of the very best (4)

16. The cor­rect side? (5)

18. They have a habit of com­mu­nity mem­ber­ship (4)

20. Draws lines for play­ers to keep within (5)

21. But bad 'do' ear­lier causes un­cer­tain opin­ion (5)

24. This bird is about right in the morn­ing (6)

25. Didn't pay up – a short­com­ing in­deed (9)

26. It's hard work pro­duc­ing tip­top lu­bri­ca­tion (4)

27. To go back to her would be sen­si­ble but for this (9)

Down

1. Sen­sa­tional be­gin­ning in­cludes learner (9)

2. Mute dis­cov­ered how to as­ton­ish (9)

4. Sounds like an ex­pen­sive an­i­mal (4)

5. The way for 8 out East (5)

6. Write cru­cial piece hav­ing taken seat with anger (6)

7. Cupid got up ir­ri­ta­ble (4)

9. Put off be­ing freed, in a way (5)

11. Could be a show of strength (5)

12. De­vel­op­ment: coup d'etat ousts right (9)

13. By and by bear­ing gifts? (9)

17. Rated sur­face of tyre (5)

19. Thus given or­na­men­tal fab­ric to com­fort (6)

22. Feel depressed un­der­neath (5)

23. Aban­doned one side (4)

24. What a mud­dle where the troops eat! (4)

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