2-SPEED CROSSWORD

Llanelli Star - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC

CLUES: Across

1. Pro­hibit string used for ex­plo­sion (4)

8. Nar­ra­tion by worker to book­keeper (10)

9. Gaoler is con­vert­ing harem (8)

10. The oth­ers take a breather (4)

12. Con­fec­tions you and I find in com­plete groups (6)

14. Wince as bird eats 50 (6)

15. Ea­ger study in paint­ing (6)

17. Con­vinc­ing lit­tle man to join com­pany.... (6)

18. ...since it turns to wine (4)

19. It en­ables one to look at a spec­ta­cle (8)

21. OC, not C-i-C? No! What a mixup! (10)

22. No cen­tre for the team (4)

Down

2. When nurses are off duty? (10)

3. A con­vict gets up for a fete (4)

4. Mu­si­cal balance in prac­tice? (6)

5. De­fer upris­ing by dandy (3,3)

6. Jumpy be­gin­ning? (8)

7. In haste tell the printer to let it stand (4)

11. This part of the watch isn't new (6-4)

13. Look at the bit at the lens end (8)

16. Long, nar­row cut looks right in fish (6)

17. Min­is­ter goes round cir­cle (6)

18. The bishop needs one for promotion (4)

20. Tav­erns of both hemi­spheres, per­haps (4)

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

1. Bur­den (4)

8. Cir­cuitous (10)

9. Shame (8)

10. Salver (4)

12. Be treach­er­ous (6)

14. Re­li­able (6)

15. Bonds­man (6)

17. Make (6)

18. Costly (4)

19. Dregs (8)

21. Ur­ban­ity (10)

22. Long tooth (4)

Down

2. Ef­face (10)

3. Pull (4)

4. Madness (6)

5. Com­ing (6)

6. Re­con­dite (8)

7. Prop (4)

11. Shrewd­ness (10)

13. Curb (8)

16. Di­min­ish (6)

17. Club (6)

18. Gull (4)

20. The ma­jor­ity (4)

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