Two Speed Cross­word

Uxbridge 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

4. Be open handed, or use one’s fists? (4,3) 8. Dashes off to ful­fil a se­cret en­gage­ment? (6) 9. The least one can do (7) 10. It pro­vides hot wa­ter, nat­u­rally (6)11. A need to in­clude fifty cov­ered in oil (6) 12. Strange pat­terns in church (8) 18. Aban­don royal dig­nity (8) 20. Here you have to ac­knowl­edge de­feat (4,2) 21. Sleeps soundly? (6) 22. Able to come back af­ter a stretch (7) 23. He sup­plies tea – with or with­out su­gar! (6) 24. Ev­i­dence of a leak? Tell the at­ten­dant (7)

Down

1. Mat­ters of some grav­ity (7) 2. A strug­gle to main­tain faith (4,3) 3. Peo­ple mend­ing pipes (6)5. Shaken and upset (8) 6. A lit­tle lower (6) 7. He takes more in­ter­est than you would wish! (6) 13. Pass­ing pleas­ing, per­haps (8) 14. Ex­press dis­ap­proval in the sol­dier’s quar­ters (7) 15. I ob­ject to a cer­tain ac­tion (7) 16. Some­thing fishy that is of help to the sports­man (6) 17. Eases off the down­ward pres­sure? (4,2) 19. Give a slight cut (6)

Quick Across

4. At­tack (4,3) 8. Runs away to marry (6) 9. Least amount (7) 10. Hot wa­ter spring (6) 11. Anointed (6) 12. Wing of a church (8) 18. Re­nounce a throne (8) 20. Re­lin­quish (4,2) 21. Makes sleep­ing noises (6) 22. Stretchy (7) 23. Shop­keeper (6) 24. Lost mois­ture (7)

Down

1. Units used to mea­sure heav­i­ness (7) 2. Cru­sade (4,3) 3. Drains (6) 5. Dis­turbed (8) 6. Young cow (6) 7. Money­len­der (6) 13. Pass­ing by (8) 14. Crit­i­cise loudly (7) 15. De­ter­mine the size of (7) 16. Scots hunt­ing at­ten­dant (6) 17. Slack­ens (4,2) 19. Dis­re­gard (6)

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