The Guardian Quick Crossword

Switches gears, as in a business strategy

PIVOTS ...

Wife, in Spanish

ESPOSA ...

Clergy house

RECTORY ...

Mad magazine symbol

ALFREDNEUMAN ...

“Fargo” actor

WILLIAMMACY ...

Closer to the finish line, say

AHEAD ...

Mitigates

EASES ...

Six-pack unit

CAN ...

Quinoa or oats, for short

CARB ...

Coveted Michelin designation

STAR ...

Wooden strip traditionally used to support plasterwork

LATH ...

Venetian baroque composer, died in Vienna 1741

VIVALDI ...

Valley (of which there are many in Yorkshire)

DALE ...

Use of one’s eyelashes to express tender feelings

BUTTERFLYKISS ...

Under scrutiny

OBSERVED ...

Type of knot used to join two ropes

BEND ...

Think up __ devise

HITON ...

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Swansea, for instance, is one

QUANGO ...

Smith’s work surface

ANVIL ...

Small exclusive bunch of people

INGROUP ...

Rainproof hats (anag) __ mechanically

PARROTFASHION ...