Two Speed Cross­word

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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. The third month’s show of dis­gruntle­ment per­haps (7,5) 7. It’s a beast to turn (5) 8. Shed to be­come lighter (5) 9. Pre­sum­ably the pilot would rather have cream with­out it (3) 10. Is she rel­a­tively shy? (4,5) 11. A se­vere trial or a bar­gain (6) 12. Bird takes ar­ti­cle from planet-dweller (6) 15. Pur­sue to the end and suc­ceed on leav­ing (6,3) 17. Some self­ish lit­tle thing (3) 18. Mediter­ranean is­land in Africa pri­vately owned (5) 19. Make a gen­eral con­ces­sion? (5) 21. It cer­tainly helps when the wicked get noth­ing (3,2,3,4)

Down

1. No place for a pri­vate sec­re­tary! (6,6) 2. The girl of the night be­fore (3) 3. The au­to­crat in the party ran things his way (6) 4. The helper is an id­iot to sit awk­wardly by a worker (9) 5. The ail­ment pre­sum­ably call­ing for heat treat­ment (5) 6. Suitable place for those game for open-air drama? (7,5) 7. Horse finds 7 across has a dif­fer­ent tail (5) 10. He finds re­sem­blances from nos­tal­gia (9) 13. What the doc­tor will do is worth look­ing for­ward to! (5) 14. Looked for sound type (6) 16. Part of the jacket mea­sures 50-20-50 (5) 20. Copy father get­ting up early ini­tially (3)

Quick Across

1. Pub­lic man­i­fes­ta­tion of dis­sent (7,5) 7. Guide (5) 8. Dis­gorge (5) 9. Frozen wa­ter (3) 10. Fair­ground tar­get (4,5) 11. Try­ing ex­pe­ri­ence (6) 12. Swal­low (6) 15. Im­ple­ment to a con­clu­sion (6,3) 17. Sprite (3) 18. Ital­ian is­land (5) 19. Be­stow (5) 21. Ev­ery­thing for the best (3,2,3,4)

Down

1. Po­si­tion of duty (6,6) 2. Bi­b­li­cal woman (3) 3. Despot (6) 4. Aide (9) 5. Re­frig­er­ate (5) 6. Sports ground (7,5) 7. Horse (5) 10. One who draws com­par­isons (9) 13. Han­dle (5) 14. Searched for (6) 16. Col­lar part (5) 20. Pri­mate (3)

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