Double Crossword

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

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Give the wrong impression when miser is upset by gift (12)

7. First World War battle screen (5)

8 And 10 Down. Soundly based piece of entertainment? (5,9)

9. Passion is revealed in their exasperation (3)

10. Lay padres badly incapacitated (9)

11. River warrior (6)

12. Cover up the sifting apparatus (6)

15. Slashes fancy material prices (9)

17. What remains of the tree? (3)

18. Indian potentate - from Mainz! (5)

19. Disturb the top dentures? (5)

21. More than one stand-in gives too little attention to the part! (12)

Down

1. But it’s not necessarily border country (8,4)

2. Every aural receiver, initially (3)

3. Go to holiday venue (6)

4. Habits of choristers (9)

5. Knots done badly by the first of the scouts (5)

6. What courting couples are doing round the card-table! (7,5)

7. Near a damaged ring (5)

10. See 8 Across

13. Accurate piece of complex activity (5)

14. You’ll find us mixed up with the pots and drinking vessels (6)

16. Cheat a relation, we hear (5)

20. Foreign coin is not quite enough for the first course (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Being tolerated (2,10)

7. Ledge (5)

8. Brownish-yellow (5)

9. Equip (3)

10. Unrivalled (9)

11. Corpulent (6)

12. Stock (6)

15. Down-to-earth (9)

17. Age (3)

18. Join (5)

19. Dignify (5)

21. Crossroads (12)

Down

1. Unruly (12)

2. Enemy (3)

3. Exhausted (6)

4. Indifferent (9)

5. Telegram (5)

6. Bestowal (12)

7. Sweetener (5)

10. Many-legged creature (9)

13. Vigilant (5)

14. Accent (6)

16. Foreign (5)

20. Curve (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 4 Apropos; 8 Routed; 9 Boycott; 10 Entail; 11 Airman; 12 Omission; 18 Tadpoles; 20 Device; 21 Maroon; 22 Medical; 23 Accede; 24 Slights.

Down: 1 Freedom; 2 Curtail; 3 Remiss; 5 Profaned; 6 Occurs; 7 Outlay; 13 Interact; 14 Bloomer; 15 Asunder; 16 Repeal; 17 Hiding; 19 Plaice.

QUICK - Across: 4 Improve; 8 Extort; 9 Stamina; 10 Entrap; 11 Notion; 12 Variable; 18 Farcical; 20 Rigour; 21 Ballot; 22 Effaced; 23 Revile; 24 Already.

Down: 1 Receive; 2 Stature; 3 Errata; 5 Mutineer; 6 Remote; 7 Vendor; 13 Befriend; 14 Acclaim; 15 Clutter; 16 Wilful; 17 Solace; 19 Chalet.