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Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. Demands payment in accordance with obsolete laws (6)

8. Instant importance (6)

10. A piece of furniture to provide comfort (7)

11. One personifying the beginning of depravity and wickedness (5)

12. Bad language coming from the boat-house (4)

13. Without any hesitation the monk makes nourishing food (5)

17. The French doctors are frolicsome creatures (5)

18 And 5 Down. Assume permission to go on furlough (4,5)

22. Fastens up one’s hair (5)

23. Labels required for neckwear and everything inside (7)

24. Go looking for a scrap when hemmed in by the enemy (6)

25. The net’s in a different position for this! (6)

Down

1. Cleric holding a nuclear device (7)

2. The gateman has become a tycoon (7)

3. On which one perhaps sits to be in the sun (5)

4. Company tried desperately to produce explosive (7)

5. See 18 Across.

6. Purloined a vestment (5)

9. He’s done something shameful about verification of the will (9)

14. Physiotherapy service required over a long time (7)

15. One who gets the treatment is not easily provoked (7)

16. Troublesome priests don’t give in (7)

19. Seek to deceive, being very outspoken (5)

20. Make a scratch number of points (5)

21. Quick - run away before the trouble starts (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Cave (6)

8. Hue (6)

10. Work (7)

11. Power (5)

12. Extol (4)

13. Sentry (5)

17. Subject (5)

18. Bellow (4)

22. Original (5)

23. Destructive (7)

24. Tell (6)

25. Customer (6)

Down

1. Base (7)

2. Optimistic (7)

3. Purloin (5)

4. Solace (7)

5. Plank (5)

6. Short (5)

9. Financial (9)

14. Twist (7)

15. Stay (7)

16. Attending (7)

19. Append (5)

20. Cunning (5)

21. Last (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 3 Press home; 8 Tear; 9 All at once; 10 Incite; 11 Fleet; 14 Expel; 15 Rain; 16 Loose; 18 Test; 20 Abeam; 21 Tight; 24 Renown; 25 Sensation; 26 Left; 27 Appealing.

Down: 1 At liberty; 2 March past; 4 Rule; 5 Small; 6 Hoover; 7 Mica; 9 Atoll; 11 Front; 12 Take cover; 13 In a minute; 17 Eaten; 19 Tissue; 22 Hotel; 23 Help; 24 Roan.

QUICK - Across: 3 Frustrate; 8 Noon; 9 Advantage; 10 Engage; 11 Spoon; 14 Lithe; 15 Nail; 16 Epoch; 18 Daub; 20 Owing; 21 Lapse; 24 Becalm; 25 Unnatural; 26 Gown; 27 Steadfast.

Down: 1 Interlude; 2 Forgetful; 4 Rude; 5 Scamp; 6 Ration; 7 Toga; 9 Agree; 11 Shore; 12 Navigator; 13 Alignment; 17 Hovel; 19 Banana; 22 Scuff; 23 Unit; 24 Bass.