Rossendale Free Press

TWO SPEED CROSSWORD

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

Cryptic Across

1. Honest and direct (8)

5. Word associated with poker, but it’s not flush! (4)

9. Not often seen in London, certainly! (4)

10. You won’t care if you lose it (8)

11. Last associated with a cup, perhaps (5)

12. Its message is a grave one (7)

13. Like a miner with time on his hands (13)

18. Taken by those who are sick and tired of work? (4,4)

19. What the sea may do to a ship (4)

20. Defect in an emblem is hard to see (7)

21. Copy wrongly (5)

22. It may be kept or eaten (4)

23. Many steps have been taken for the sake of it (8)

Down

2. One isn’t shaken, though it may make one shake (7)

3. Mean temper following a farewell (7)

4. Is he making an empty protest? (6,7)

6. Pray the change will do you good (7)

7. Many felt irritated and abandoned (7)

8. No answer? (6)

13. Sort of bounder lacking rich investment­s (7)

14. Be disagreeab­le (7)

15. A reporter’s comeback perhaps (6)

16. Excel or finish with such sports (7)

17. Sensing change they finish top of the staff perhaps (7)

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