Double crossword

Evening News 05/07/2012

Evening News 05/07/2012

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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

7. Describes two sorts of bread or most liqueurs (5,3,5)

8. State of a dilapidated coal door (8)

9. Girl of five years (4)

10. Coming from the end vat (6)

12. Poles strangely following a certain inclination (6)

14. Join a number in this place (6)

16. They play a supporting role in the studio (6)

18. Visitors to Sicily should see it before coming back (4)

20. Having designs on one! (8)

22. Showings signs of fight? (6-7)

Down

1. Gravely attired (8)

2. Possibly go over a rut (6)

3. Flag with a tale of heroism (4)

4. Recommend someone to put your case? (8)

5. A turning point for new wives over fifty (6)

6. Ever disposed to change course (4)

11. Attempts to get round tea-blending agreements (8)

13. He doesn’t take things in a big way (8)

15. Performs a new ascent (6)

17. They usually lead to the quarry (6)

19. Side of fresh meat (4)

21. Gathering food (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Culpable (13)

8. Recall (8)

9. Cart (4)

10. Still (6)

12. Penetrate (6)

14. Abut (6)

16. In the time of (6)

18. Fashionable (4)

20. Diligence (8)

22. All-embracing (13)

Down

1. Crazy (8)

2. Apprehend (6)

3. Fish (4)

4. Dauntless (8)

5. Centre (6)

6. Excuse (4)

11. Think about (8)

13. Plan (8)

15. Fill (6)

17. Oppose (6)

19. Cowl (4)

21. Feat (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Stop; 8 In the right; 9 Absentee; 10 Each; 12 Probed; 14 Trifle; 15 Wapiti; 17 Wreath; 18 Odds; 19 Panorama; 21 Groundwork; 22 Ends.

Down: 2 Timber-yard; 3 Pipe; 4 Stated; 5 Desert; 6 Life-line; 7 Itch; 11 Call to mind; 13 Blissful; 16 Impede; 17 Window; 18 Orgy; 20 Rake.

QUICK - Across: 1 Calm; 8 Exuberance; 9 District; 10 Dare; 12 Direct; 14 Nearly; 15 Talent; 17 Notice; 18 Left; 19 Outbreak; 21 Throughout; 22 Aver.

Down: 2 Anticipate; 3 Meet; 4 Quaint; 5 Sexton; 6 Handcart; 7 Cede; 11 Reluctance; 13 Exertion; 16 Trough; 17 Notion; 18 Late; 20 Rota.