Double Crossword

Today's puzzle
Today's puzzle
0
Have your say

Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) yesterday’s solutions.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. 100 being struck dumb by the final utterance? (7,6)

8. Likely to be fit for investigation? (8)

9. Is in possession of ring with three points (4)

10. Artist could be among the scorers at cricket (6)

12. The crime of the large girl ... (6)

14. ... with strange boy standing more than even chance? (4-2)

16. Formerly cheeky person with above average skills (6)

18. Paradise in the dentist’s surgery! (4)

20. Any hitch could be result of broken bulb (8)

22. Entry without paying evokes voluntary confession? (4,9)

Down

1. Non-specialised - and no square? (3-5)

2. A blues composition that can be performed (6)

3. Turn one’s nose up at small cakes that have risen (4)

4. See lambs come together (8)

5. Take a fair bit of time to feel one fits? (6)

6. I study the image (4)

11. Use hands for protection against strong rays (8)

13. Hat on, arm bent and off goes the long-distance race! (8)

15. Scorching vocalist? (6)

17. Minister is pert? Can’t be right! (6)

19. Read about challenge (4)

21. A number got up war-time alliance (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Dispossession (13)

8. Captive (8)

9. Observed (4)

10. Abduct (6)

12. Interior (6)

14. Submit (6)

16. Chatter (6)

18. Worry (4)

20. Tear (8)

22. Curiously (13)

Down

1. Practice (8)

2. Appeared (6)

3. Bridge (4)

4. Shrill (8)

5. Strain (6)

6. Rod (4)

11. Cripple (8)

13. Delicately (8)

15. Diversion (6)

17. Vie (6)

19. Stave (4)

21. Quote (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Opus; 8 One too many; 9 Couple up; 10 Rise; 12 Stormy; 14 Select; 15 Missed; 17 Plains; 18 Glee; 19 Forecast; 21 Past belief; 22 Fops. Down: 2 Put on trial; 3 Soap; 4 Merely; 5 Coupes; 6 Umbrella; 7 Type; 11 Second slip; 13 Respects; 16 Differ; 17 Purlin; 18 Gape; 20 Cuff.

QUICK - Across: 1 With; 8 Inadequacy; 9 Dislodge; 10 Cape; 12 Person; 14 Stands; 15 Make-up; 17 Crease; 18 Peri; 19 Leathery; 21 Malefactor; 22 Tank.

Down: 2 Incinerate; 3 Hill; 4 Madden; 5 Recess; 6 Purchase; 7 Type; 11 Pedestrian; 13 Specimen; 16 Pillar; 17 Crafty; 18 Pomp; 20 Hurt.