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Cryptic puzzle

Cryptic puzzle

Across

4. Bengali changing nationality (7)

8. Somehow recall a room (6)

9. Badly adheres to cut (7)

10. Reveal a French translation of evil (6)

11. Hire an antler out (6)

12. Very small piece of quiet newspaper item (8)

18. Telling a kinsman (8)

20. Island of Oberon? (6)

21. Get copper to evaluate a churchman (6)

22. Haggle for profit from drinks? (7)

23. Go back on a decree, somehow (6)

24. Wed an admirer, perhaps? (7)

Down

1. Drink can make us cry, perhaps, about politician (7)

2. Plants fifty in part of a cricket field (7)

3. The reservists struck at one island (6)

5. Exquisite girl had written about new era (8)

6. Old woman rang up New York (6)

7. Impressionist or extinct primate (6)

13. Cornelia’s other name (8)

14. Parties organised at sea? (7)

15. Terribly enraged (7)

16. Rewritten not as a piece of music (6)

17. No gear provided for an animal (6)

19. Entertained Medusa, perhaps? (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Progressive (7)

8. Yearly (6)

9. Clap (7)

10. Almost (6)

11. Fairly (6)

12. Evident (8)

18. Affectation (8)

20. Ebb (6)

21. Road (6)

22. Rock (7)

23. Hot spring (6)

24. Introduction (7)

Down

1. Contradict (7)

2. Sad (7)

3. Seaman (6)

5. Witty reply (8)

6. Weaken (6)

7. Lucky charm (6)

13. Anticipated (8)

14. Anger (7)

15. Trouble (7)

16. More expensive (6)

17. Doghouse (6)

19. Names (6)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Double sharp; 9 Tot; 10 Clearance; 11 Abets; 13 Despair; 14 Govern; 16 Stress; 18 Testate; 19 Islam; 20 Airstrips; 21 Can; 22 Spirit level

Down: 2 Oft; 3 Backs; 4 Emends; 5 Hard-set; 6 Ring a bell; 7 Straightway; 8 Refreshment; 12 Eavesdrop; 15 Reactor; 17 Resist; 19 Issue; 21 Cue.

QUICK - Across: 1 Prejudicial; 9 Ebb; 10 Replenish; 11 Floor; 13 Outdoor; 14 Retort; 16 Shrimp; 18 Algebra; 19 Toyed; 20 Confusion; 21 Bus; 22 Ill-disposed.

Down: 2 Rub; 3 Juror; 4 Deploy; 5 Cheetah; 6 Animosity; 7 Performance; 8 Chiropodist; 12 Octagonal; 15 Rebound; 17 Rabies; 19 Tango; 21 Bee.