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Choice of Quick or Cryptic crosswords and yesterday’s answers

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Where keeping one’s hair on isn’t completely expected? (7,4)

9. What the political extremist sees in anger? (3)

10. In which the striker is not at home (4,5)

11. Avoid shrewd plan (5)

13. Fast is about 50 edible seeds (7)

14. Shine in poor result (6)

16. Native bribed to give up bed and not to return (6)

18. Nice gal - could be very good indeed (7)

19. Somehow traps fish (5)

20. Twisted elastic on the sea’s edge (9)

21. Devoted lady in an unusual position (3)

22. Alien lodger gets star part (7,4)

Down

2. A theologian will put more in (3)

3. Strengthen a couple (5)

4. Truly reform mutual support (6)

5. A miner’s mixed class (7)

6. Leaving the tailor’s in better health (9)

7. Music for the month for getting married? (6,5)

8. Hints at tins getting blown up immediately (4,7)

12. Specify erratic side agent (9)

15. Told amongst kin (7)

17. Current type gets into bad deed (6)

19. Use bad language in class, we are told (5)

21. There’s nothing in unilateral action (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Agreement (11)

9. Newt (3)

10. Turbulence (9)

11. Drain (5)

13. Building (7)

14. Help (6)

16. Conclusion (6)

18. Molasses (7)

19. Fat (5)

20. Stubborn (9)

21. Be unwell (3)

22. Insobriety (11)

Down

2. Frequently (3)

3. Cautious (5)

4. Plundered (6)

5. Avoidance (7)

6. Censure (9)

7. Gift (11)

8. Sincerely (11)

12. Owner (9)

15. Part (7)

17. Entertain (6)

19. Big sea (5)

21. Donkey (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Tips; 3 Mesmeric; 9 Decreed; 10 Irons; 11 Long-division; 13 Second; 15 Fresco; 17 Single-handed; 20 Piece; 21 Settler; 22 Treating; 23 Dyed.

Down: 1 Tideless; 2 Pecan; 4 Endive; 5 Maid-servants; 6 Riotous; 7 Cash; 8 Wedding guest; 12 Powdered; 14 Chinese; 16 Person; 18 Dolly; 19 Spot.

QUICK

Across: 1 Drab; 3 Precious; 9 Tedious; 10 Noted; 11 Satisfaction; 13 Embody; 15 Buckle; 17 Horror-struck; 20 Climb; 21 Emotion; 22 Doggerel; 23 Send.

Down: 1 Detested; 2 Audit; 4 Rascal; 5 Construction; 6 Outlook; 7 Side; 8 Considerable; 12 Reckoned; 14 Booking; 16 Breeze; 18 Unite; 19 Acid