Double crossword 06/09/2012

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

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. As yet unsettled, although giving a rise (5)

8. Bean found when chariot crashes (7)

9. He launched Darwin’s ship carrying cheese (7)

10. Firework initially shows quite unusual ignition blast (5)

12. One who’ll make a drama out of everything he does! (10)

15. More insurance to be needed on the pitch (5,5)

18. Means of transport can instruct (5)

19. Paris Co. inclined to be commonplace (7)

21. Stage newcomer with genuine potential (7)

22. Many caught in snare of vagrant (5)

Down

1. It’s not how it was meant to happen (2,8)

2. On bicycle, take care turning right (5)

3. Boss kicking up dust! (4)

4. The woman to cry out, having fruit (6)

5. Can perhaps quietly reverse around (8)

6. Cur goes away when whip is produced (7)

11. Bloomers found to be fat containers! (10)

13. Inclination to have king in education (8)

14. Holy man’s compass is foreign (7)

16. Bird found by large quarry (6)

17. Lady goes up and down the same (5)

20. Steamboat’s cargo includes cereal (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. New (5)

8. Assemble (7)

9. Copy (7)

10. Eminent (5)

12. Defamatory (10)

15. Usurped (10)

18. Lucifer (5)

19. Sailor (7)

21. Reading (7)

22. Due (5)

Down

1. Opposite (10)

2. Shun (5)

3. Insect (4)

4. Hide (6)

5. Lengthen (8)

6. Division (7)

11. Daunt (10)

13. Frigidity (8)

14. Parvenu (7)

16. Viz. (6)

17. Caper (5)

20. Space (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Sunstroke; 8 Nun; 9 Intelligent; 11 Relieve; 12 Emend; 13 Aspire; 15 Strict; 17 Brown; 18 Paraded; 20 In a nutshell; 22 Cos; 23 Spearhead.

Down: 2 Urn; 3 Tulle; 4 Opines; 5 Everest; 6 On the fiddle; 7 Inundated; 10 Telephonist; 11 Road-block; 14 Runways; 16 Spruce; 19 Riser; 21 Lea.

QUICK - Across: 1 Incapable; 8 Rue; 9 Penultimate; 11 Succeed; 12 Prove; 13 Proper; 15 Reside; 17 Eland; 18 Unaware; 20 Circumspect; 22 Lie; 23 Extremity.

Down: 2 Nee; 3 Pulse; 4 Blinds; 5 Example; 6 Predominate; 7 Persevere; 10 Necromancer; 11 Supremely; 14 Endorse; 16 Tumult; 19 Aisle; 21 Cut.