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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

3 9 10 11 13 15 17 20 21

22 23

DOWN 1

2 4

Get bird to put head down (4)

Strong inclinatio­n of writer to sing (8) Breathing-tube provided by transport service? (7) He doesn’t propose to stay where he is (5)

Two languages in a finishing process (6,6) The only man to lose heart is glum (6)

Does he record the runs in twenties? (6)

Ill-use could be mental matter (12)

Lance after restoratio­n work, perhaps (5)

Is plentiful because is about to spring (7) Ruffle she-devil (8) Aims for the lot, perhaps (4)

Draw out swimmer undersized (8) About five being looked after cut up (5)

Not liable when former Eastern politician, too, rings out (6) 5 6 7 8 12

Comical point becomes an added difficulty (12) Counsellor drives a wreck (7)

Change direction of stage performanc­e (4)

Can cut crime’s occurrence (12) Shows disapprova­l of farmers’ enemies taking in rubbish (8) 14 16 18 19 7

Editorials have a following (7) Threaten workers with top card (6)

Boredom is something of a rotten nuisance (5) About 100 help to produce sour-tasting stuff (4)

Quick

ACROSS

1 Aquatic bird (4)

3 Liking (8)

9 Flight operator (7) 10 Shifter (5)

11 Wood varnish (6,6) 13 Grave (6)

15 One who achieves points (6) Abuse (12) Pure (5)

Is plentiful (7) Disarrange (8) Tenders (4) 17 20 21 22 23

DOWN 1 Undersized (8) 2 Cut (5)

4 Excused (6)

5 Confused situation (12) Mentor (7) Rotate (4) Incident (12) Objects (8) Rulers (7) Threat (6) Listlessne­ss (5) Sour (4) 6 7 8 12 14 16 18 19

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