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Today’s grid

Across

1. Drain (5)

4. Scramble (7)

8. Swarm (7)

9. Divest (5)

10. Neat (4)

11. Assess (8)

13. Cook (4)

14. Blemish (4)

16. Many (8)

17. So (4)

20. Dwelling (5)

21. Interrupt (7)

22. Go before (7)

23. Crest (5)

Down

1. Fair play (13)

2. Control (5)

3. Uncommon (4)

4. Awning (6)

5. Summary (8)

6. Obstacle (7)

7. Blameworthy (13)

12. Recover (8)

13. Travel (7)

15. Mess (6)

18. Harry (5)

19. Russian ruler (4)

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Belligerence; 7 Mined; 8 Axiom; 9 Kin; 10 Perforate; 11 Hermit; 12 Canvas; 15 Officiate; 17 Sir; 18 Group; 19 Cleft; 21 Intelligible.

Down: 1 Breakthrough; 2 Inn; 3 Endure; 4 Evaporate; 5 China; 6 Immeasurable; 7 Minor; 10 Principle; 13 Visit; 14 Parcel; 16 Frown; 20 Egg.