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Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. This horse presumably will never run free (7)

7. This bird may have a voracious appetite (5)

9. Yearn to curtail 2 (5)

10. Obviously 150 appear before their time (7)

12. Actively supporting opponents to left and right? (2,4,5)

14. Remark about some in division (11)

18. Conditions in the orchestra? (7)

19. Takes cooked meat (5)

21. How and when soldiers move? (5)

22. Put the bedclothes back on to get better? (7)

Down

1. Enchantment brings injury to 100 (5)

2. Cowardly clan leader imposed on 7 (6)

3 And 20 Down. Blush on seeing Communist study (6)

4. As far as an African journey can be (6)

5. Commercial traveller wasn’t truthful when he answered (7)

8. Medieval study of lacy hem (7)

11. Bravery shown by many as old as we are (7)

13. He has lines to deliver, of course (7)

15. Royal person not initially in charge (6)

16. Such people going by car would be a bloomer (6)

17. Pay carries on (5)

20. See 3 Down.

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Seer (7)

7. Automaton (5)

9. Fret (5)

10. Restrict (7)

12. Expostulate (11)

14. Satisfaction (11)

18. Unfamiliar (7)

19. Divest (5)

21. Stratum (5)

22. Acquit (7)

Down

1. Stream (5)

2. Thin (6)

3. Wager (3)

4. Chest (6)

5. Signify (7)

8. Eat (7)

11. Invention (7)

13. Depict (7)

15. Journey (6)

16. Idea (6)

17. Filter (5)

20. Recede (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 7 Usurer; 8 Hitman; 10 Fuchsia; 11 Acton; 12 Ibex; 13 Staff; 17 Bigot; 18 Ludo; 22 Amend; 23 Esquire; 24 Tragic; 25 Pirate.

Down: 1 Funfair; 2 Butcher; 3 Verse; 4 Giraffe; 5 Smite; 6 Inane; 9 Cautioned; 14 Disdain; 15 Puritan; 16 However; 19 Party; 20 Sedan; 21 Squid.

QUICK - Across: 7 Rubble; 8 Worthy; 10 Fiction; 11 Prowl; 12 Cant; 13 Beach; 17 Testy; 18 Free; 22 Heart; 23 Virtual; 24 Vilify; 25 Wither.

Down: 1 Orifice; 2 Abscond; 3 Fluid; 4 Compact; 5 Stoop; 6 Cycle; 9 Invective; 14 Certify; 15 Fraught; 16 Deplore; 19 Shave; 20 Fault; 21 Broil.