Sunday Mirror

Two-speed cof­fee­break

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Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same.

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

Bishop gets con­sumed and van­quished (6)

Curse use of nee­dle (4) Hon­est old writer (4) Em­pha­sis on pro­nun­ci­a­tion (6)

Tiny part of a cat (4)

Peer in real trou­ble (4) Un­usual to get sec­ond chances (4) Ren­di­tion’s con­clu­sion (3) Is more than one? (3)

Let­ters bring

French­man trou­ble (4)

20 Re­garded as

part of the play, say (4)

23 Equal with one cou­ple (4)

24 Com­plain to king on river (6) 25 Trou­ble­some ores dug up (4) 26 Crazy for food (4)

27 Mod­ern cen­tre de­sign (6)

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4 7 8

9 10 12

14 16 17

DOWN

Of­fi­cers’ money (5)

Marched around build­ing (4) Fa­mous as a piece of mu­sic? (5)

4 It’s ex­pen­sive, dar­ling (4)

5 Learnt to play horn (6)

6 Hardly a crazy va­grant (5)

11 It’s a new drink (4)

13 Made out ti­tle (4)

15 With­stand sis­ter’s plan (6)

16 Panes smashed by tree (5)

18 Fury as range is changed (5)

19 Teach how to swin­dle (5)

21 God of the roses (4)

22 Con­sider an in­spir­ing fig­ure (4) So­lu­tions in next week’s

Sun­day Mir­ror

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QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 De­feated (6)

4 Mend (4)

7 Un­wrap (4)

8 Di­alect (6)

9 Par­ti­cle (4)

10 Aris­to­crat (4) 12 Prob­a­bil­i­ties (4) 14 Fin­ish (3)

16 Plu­ral of is (3) 17 Post (4)

20 Spot­ted (4)

23 Brace (4)

24 Game

bird (6)

25 Painful (4)

26 Ker­nels (4)

27 Fresh (6)

DOWN

Al­loy (5)

Curved struc­ture (4) Re­marked (5) Pre­cious (4) Deer’s fea­ture (6) Wan­derer (5) Sparkling wine (4) Ti­tled woman (4) Op­pose (6)

Po­plar (5)

Rage (5)

Play dis­hon­estly (5)

21 Greek de­ity (4)

22 Source of

in­spi­ra­tion (4) 1 2

3 4 5 6 11 13 15 16 18 19

So­lu­tions in next week’s Sun­day Mir­ror

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