Double Crossword

editorial image
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

1. Condiment makes many sick (4)

3. Lose track of account in simple form (8)

9. Agrees to have a couple of hundred different pets (7)

10. Where a washer is always available (2,3)

11. One looking for scraps may show it (12)

13. Settle a clue (6)

15. Doing nothing right in an examination (2,4)

17. Remain calm and avoid being executed! (4,4,4)

20. More or less important player (5)

21. Geological term for beach wear, possibly (7)

22. Army units also included in the projects (8)

23. Mad cricketers (4)

Down

1. Exhausted and insensitive to rhythm (4-4)

2. Near-beer place? (5)

4. How to march on foot (6)

5. Estate agent’s office behind the scenes? (8,4)

6. What one may write about a recital (7)

7. Discover an Eastern secret agent (4)

8. It’s noted for being honest and quiet (7,5)

12. The boss sent out learners (8)

14. Possibly I retain indolence (7)

16. It’s still produced in Ireland, though illegally (6)

18. Not an all-American name for a girl (5)

19. He has a piano for collection (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Street (4)

3. War (8)

9. Show-case (7)

10. Urge (5)

11. Indemnification (12)

13. Pitch tents (6)

15. Harsh (6)

17. Base (12)

20. Supplementary (5)

21. Sugar (7)

22. Once (8)

23. Spoken (4)

Down

1. Rebound (8)

2. Record set (5)

4. Blunt (6)

5. Timid (5-7)

6. Beg (7)

7. Speak (4)

8. In the middle (12)

12. Private (8)

14. Maker (7)

16. Shellfish (6)

18. Penetrate (5)

19. Unhearing (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Funeral; 7 Hoard; 9 Shrug; 10 Lodging; 12 Demonstrate; 14 Fatal errors; 18 Sleeper; 19 Abbey; 21 Anode; 22 Bulldog.

Down: 1 Ought; 2 Refuse; 3 Lam; 4 Forger; 5 Granite; 8 Consort; 11 Foresee; 13 Mailing; 15 Agenda; 16 Ribald; 17 Demon; 20 Nun.

QUICK

Across: 6 Imperil; 7 Aware; 9 Again; 10 Calling; 12 Unfeignedly; 14 Altercation; 18 Combine; 19 Diary; 21 Revel; 22 Fatuous.

Down: 1 Image; 2 Region; 3 Dig; 4 Twelve; 5 Wrangle; 8 Naughty; 11 Descent; 13 All over; 15 Emblem; 16 Odious; 17 Fraud; 20 Gay.