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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. See 23 Across

3. A scene of the waters near the promontory (8)

9. He gets things flowing in the vaults (7)

10. Do some building and provide accommodation for somebody (3,2)

11. Ironing gown worn on formal occasions (7-5)

13. Show the way as the crow flies (6)

15. The nun wandering round the diocese without being observed (6)

17. The minute distance measured several times in making a lock! (5-7)

20. Fired with high explosive - able to move quickly! (5)

21. Boring outside, maybe (7)

22. If returning to take up occupation, here’s a homely location (8)

23 And 1 Across. He’d a date changed for the tie (4-4)

Down

1. Impetuous ones with fevered brows? (8)

2. Chap pleased to include forbidden fruit? (5)

4. Cause shocking anger over a certain direction (6)

5. Acts as overseer and is underspent, maybe (12)

6. Performer could become a sitter (7)

7. Spot some of the tribes (Pygmies) (4)

8. They cushion one’s movements on many a flight! (5-7)

12. Expressed great keenness - then differently employed (8)

14. Carter is disturbed about nothing but a nuclear device (7)

16. A debate endlessly stirred up, calmed down (6)

18. An idler individual after the doctor is seen (5)

19. Cycle frame having key fixed inside (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Identical (4)

3. Valuable (8)

9. Revoke (7)

10. Necessarily (5)

11. Perhaps (12)

13. Pitch tents (6)

15. Messenger (6)

17. Amiability (12)

20. Freight (5)

21. Ready for use (2,5)

22. Outside (8)

23. Release (4)

Down

1. Discarded (8)

2. Niggard (5)

4. Blush (6)

5. Building (12)

6. Infest (7)

7. Middling (2-2)

8. Offence (12)

12. Keep up (8)

14. Guilty one (7)

16. Yacht-moorings (6)

18. Church official (5)

19. Dull pain (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Sallied; 7 Undid; 9 Ida; 10 With a will; 12 Public works; 15 Improvising; 17 Ring craft; 19 Cut; 21 Mules; 22 Benefit.

Down: 1 Maids; 2 Old; 3 Peri; 4 Snow-bound; 5 Dislike; 8 Checks; 11 Outrigger; 13 Livery; 14 Impious; 16 Quoit; 18 Flew; 20 Let.

QUICK

Across: 6 Protect; 7 Delay; 9 Add; 10 Retaliate; 12 Examination; 15 Indentation; 17 Outspoken; 19 Sad; 21 Grave; 22 Jealous.

Down: 1 Trade; 2 Sty; 3 Ache; 4 Deviation; 5 Caution; 8 Magnet; 11 Expensive; 13 Motion; 14 Inquire; 16 Vague; 18 Ever; 20 Ill.