Two Speed Cross­word

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - Puzzles -

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

Cryp­tic Across

1. Get down – from this per­haps! (4)

3. No dan­ger sig­nal (3,5)

8. Ves­sel for refuse (4)

9. Badly vi­o­lated a joint (8)

11. It’s bound to ap­peal to the less af­flu­ent (5,7)

13. Win, pos­si­bly earned (6)

14. One who minds is eas­ily hurt (6)

17. Far bet­ter than other door-todoor sales­men? (7,5)

20. Net value in its fi­nal form (8) 21 For­get I’m about

to re­verse (4)

22. Each per­son in it has some very oner­ous du­ties (8)

23. Noth­ing to the Ger­man, though it’s his bor­der (4)

Down

1. A num­ber ex­pelled are down­cast (8)

2. Make an ef­fort to study with care (7)

4. They’re known for in­surance, in the main (6)

5. Keep ar­gu­ing – like Mrs. Sprat did! (4,3,3)

6. Time to fin­ish is what po­ets may need (5)

7. De­pend on en­tirely? Not half! (4)

10. It seems a fam­ily man ap­pears in a strange play (10)

12. Wrong di­rec­tor still has to be paid (8)

15. Imag­ined me in ter­ror (7)

16. Fil­ter the air (6)

18. About the first in that place (5)

19. Piece of ice des­tined to give way (4)

Quick Across

1. Aquatic bird (4) 3. Sig­nal in­di­cat­ing safety (3,5)

8. Rub­bish (4)

9. Fit neatly (8)

11. In­ex­pen­sive copy (5,7)

13. Make beloved (6)

14. Sore (6)

17. Su­pe­rior (7,5)

20. Ul­ti­mate (8)

21. Leave out (4)

22. Each per­son (8)

23. Euro­pean river (4)

Down

1. Dis­heart­ened (8)

2. Vie (7)

4. Lon­don un­der­writ­ers (6)

5. Chat (4,3,3)

6. Muse of love po­etry (5)

7. De­pend (4)

10. Ev­i­dently (10)

12. Per­son to whom money is owed (8)

15. Imag­ined (7)

16. Ten­sion (6)

18. In that place (5)

19. Yield (4)

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