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Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. In the reorganised side, everybody went on to the attack (7)

7. Annulled what the United Nations accomplished (5)

9. She appears among the candidates (3)

10. How the intending testator works? (4,1,4)

12. Certainly not a private factory for municipal undertakings (6,5)

15. Is getting better all round in giving extempore performances (11)

17. The skill of the boxer or circus performer? (4,5)

19 And 20 Down. Reduction allowed for piece of meat (6)

21. They cover the feet of the baggage carriers (5)

22. Gain advantage from a fine adjustment in the stake (7)

Down

1. See 2 Down

2 And 1 Down. They never married aged servants (3,5)

3. The sprite produces endless danger (4)

4. Prevented by wintry conditions from travelling to the ski jump? (4-5)

5. Show an aversion when kids lie shockingly (7)

8. Verifies bankers’ orders, we hear (6)

11. On strike before mechanic makes projecting part of the boat (9)

13. The kind of servant to be irritable (6)

14. Irreverent little brat with debit slips (7)

16. Leave nothing inside the ring (5)

18. Part of the chimney, we hear, rose into the air (4)

20. See 19 Across

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Defend (7)

7. Postpone (5)

9. Subjoin (3)

10. Hit back (9)

12. Test (11)

15. Notch (11)

17. Blunt (9)

19. Dismal (3)

21. Serious (5)

22. Envious (7)

Down

1. Commerce (5)

2. Pig-pen (3)

3. Pain (4)

4. Deflection (9)

5. Warn (7)

8. Lodestone (6)

11. Dear (9)

13. Movement (6)

14. Ask (7)

16. Nebulous (5)

18. Always (4)

20. Sick (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Short and sweet; 8 Colorado; 9 Vera; 10 Advent; 12 Aslope; 14 Adhere; 16 Easels; 18 Etna; 20 Tattooed; 22 Battle-scarred.

Down: 1 Shrouded; 2 Groove; 3 Saga; 4 Advocate; 5 Swivel; 6 Veer; 11 Treaties; 13 Pilferer; 15 Enacts; 17 Spoors; 19 Team; 21 Tuck.

QUICK

Across: 7 Reprehensible; 8 Remember; 9 Dray; 10 Static; 12 Pierce; 14 Adjoin; 16 During; 18 Chic; 20 Industry; 22 Comprehensive.

Down: 1 Demented; 2 Arrest; 3 Chub; 4 Intrepid; 5 Middle; 6 Plea; 11 Consider; 13 Contrive; 15 Occupy; 17 Resist; 19 Hood; 21 Deed.