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TWO SPEED CROSSWORD Cryptic

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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.

Across

1. Pierce to produce receipt (6)

4. Vaunts by snakey ways (6)

9. From movies to diagram – the old silents? (13)

10. Dry point in a number (7)

11. Pins down with fingertips? (5)

12. Fleshy insect for your starters? (5)

14. Cares about land measures (5)

18. Depart on holiday (5)

19. Ardent listener gets egg holder (7)

21. Regally speaking, it’s his wife who wears the trousers! (6,7)

22. Disappear with 500, not five, it’s national (6)

23. Tinny sounding grit (6)

Down

1. Move position, we hear, in verse? (6)

2. Study with lateral allowance? (13)

3. Slippers raise water (5)

5. Bargain, cor! But no drinks counter – could be vital! (7)

6. Raises red toes while on holiday here? (7,6)

7. Separation of half the school over doctrine (6)

8. The bone foundation remains (5)

13. Strips – by wool pulled over the eyes? (7)

15. Behold! Ran round with inclinatio­n (6)

16. Protect receiver (5)

17. Astute posing for this? (6)

20. Cook’s extent? (5)

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