Double Crossword

Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) yesterday’s solutions.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 10th May 2012, 1:05 pm

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Prima donna is eager to come back (4)

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8. Inane fellow on the motorway is a cricketer (5,3-2)

9. Make less of changing his mind about one (8)

10. Manage to put on a priest’s cloak (4)

12. Put an end to the drink (6)

14. Room for a car (6)

15. Iron only ordered for a crime (6)

17. Hotel employee’s drink (6)

18. Let it stand the test again (4)

19. Jane’s disaster (8)

21. Fellow countryman has to camp out at the disturbance (10)

22. Consumes some cold-meat sandwiches (4)

Down

2. Being tactless, I enter oddly without a record (10)

3. Wine has some lasting effects (4)

4. His leg was broken on a toboggan (6)

5. Epidemiologist finally gets pushy about discovering a disease (6)

6. Round letter ... (8)

7. ... formerly seen on a church (4)

11. Calvinist in favour of examination for the worker (10)

13. Stewpot’s newly discovered dances (3-5)

16. Shy cat is upset by boats (6)

17. Pale-faced friend took cover (6)

18. Blow with foot (4)

20. Friend reorganised the team (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Dope (4)

8. Achieve (10)

9. Refute (8)

10. Robe (4)

12. Jet (6)

14. Incorporate (6)

15. Dreary (6)

17. Lubricate (6)

18. Slender (4)

19. Burst (8)

21. Charlatan (10)

22. Whirlpool (4)

Down

2. Give up (10)

3. Pant (4)

4. Stop (6)

5. Hinder (6)

6. Suitable (8)

7. Avoid (4)

11. Far-reaching (10)

13. Impending (8)

16. Hewed (6)

17. Sociable (6)

18. Domesticated (4)

20. Receive (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Abeam; 8 Sea-room; 9 Drought; 10 Dates; 12 Never again; 15 Variegated; 18 Realm; 19 Western; 21 Clearly; 22 Class.

Down: 1 Maiden over; 2 Aesop; 3 Smug; 4 Tsetse; 5 Mandrake; 6 Postbag; 11 Singleness; 13 Evermore; 14 Breaker; 16 Always; 17 Cedar; 20 Sack.

QUICK

Across: 7 Occur; 8 Explore; 9 Violent; 10 Creed; 12 Phlegmatic; 15 Escarpment; 18 Trail; 19 Lenient; 21 Excused; 22 Cleft.

Down: 1 Convenient; 2 Actor; 3 Urge; 4 Mettle; 5 Specimen; 6 Modesty; 11 Decapitate; 13 Harmless; 14 Scratch; 16 Melody; 17 Jewel; 20 Nick.