I would say that there is a difference. You are correct about the "t" sound being connected between the two words, however, the "t" sound is either prolonged in example 1, or, depending on the clarity of the speaker, there will be no connecting "t" sound between the words "skipped" and "two." They will be separately pronounced words.
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