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Cryptic clues

Across

1. Arm a domineering woman (6-3)

8. Love to go to the museum for eggs (3)

9. Former prime minister had lain next to the room (11)

11 And 18 Across. Author writing about children’s cakes (7,7)

12. Took a scarf (5)

13. Henry returns with a mineral from a Pakistan city (6)

15. Broken nose I’d given to the inventor (6)

17. Tale of a holy man or youth leader (5)

18. See 11 Across.

20. I’m Peter Dell and I’m awfully irritable (3-8)

22. Animal found on a ship (3)

23. Time for a Beatles record (9)

Down

2. Has destroyed a tree (3)

3. Artist leaving the party gives a reason to sue (5)

4. Stop for a b-breather (6)

5. Awfully pleased to have passed (7)

6. Sure no coins can fool the expert (11)

7. Wine turns up with ease (9)

10. Monarch is an awful person from another time (11)

11. Heavenly tiles Alec makes (9)

14. Two men get extremely touchy with the Queen’s family (7)

16. Dreads discovering snakes (6)

19. Scope to changed the thicket (5)

21. Are going back in time (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Impartial (9)

8. Flee (3)

9. Derange (5,6)

11. Unscrambler (7)

12. Earlier (5)

13. Buccaneering (6)

15. Nullify (6)

17. Rule (5)

18. Designate (7)

20. Impassive (11)

22. Baton (3)

23. Insipid (9)

Down

2. Taboo (3)

3. Dogma (5)

4. Disregard (6)

5. Specimen (7)

6. Fear (11)

7. Experienced (9)

10. Doubt (11)

11. Leaving (9)

14. Satisfied (7)

16. Renowned (6)

19. Cost (5)

21. Donkey (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 7 Exacts; 8 Moment; 10 Console; 11 Devil; 12 Oath; 13 Broth; 17 Lambs; 18 Take; 22 Locks; 23 Tallies; 24 Forage; 25 Tennis.

Down: 1 Reactor; 2 Magnate; 3 Stool; 4 Cordite; 5 Leave; 6 Stole; 9 Reprobate; 14 Massage; 15 Patient; 16 Persist; 19 Bluff; 20 Score; 21 Fleet.

QUICK - Across: 7 Grotto; 8 Colour; 10 Operate; 11 Force; 12 Laud; 13 Guard; 17 Topic; 18 Roar; 22 First; 23 Ruinous; 24 Inform; 25 Patron.

Down: 1 Ignoble; 2 Hopeful; 3 Steal; 4 Comfort; 5 Board; 6 Brief; 9 Pecuniary; 14 Contort; 15 Sojourn; 16 Present; 19 Affix; 20 Craft; 21 Final.