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Today’s Grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Fearfully rigid? (6,5)

9. Low form of night-life (3)

10. Disturbing events one is acutely aware of (9)

11. Courses for non-drivers? (5)

13. Dope and sex orgy gets uncovered (7)

14. I’m given an appointment as a duty (6)

16. One art that’s becoming decorative (6)

18. Girl meets a chap, starts talking, but doesn’t yield (7)

19. Regard as a great pleasure (5)

20. To do better than a fast time would be absolutely first-rate (9)

21. Native charm (3)

22. Such things will happen (11)

Down

2. Pass for a senior officer? (3)

3. Stands up for more money (5)

4. Members of the lower classes? (6)

5. A dancer on tour, perhaps (7)

6. A fresh air allocation to which everyone should be entitled (4,5)

7. Agreed about the cat being involved (11)

8. Having no grave doubts? (4,7)

12. Performer can depart in confusion (3-6)

15. Stopped a good man breaking the ladle (7)

17. Speak forcefully, providing a cause of tension (6)

19. All for musicians (5)

21. Naturally it lacks refinement (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Incitement (11)

9. Snoop (3)

10. Hypocritical (9)

11. Sheep-like (5)

13. Be deferred (3,4)

14. Love-apple (6)

16. Phlegmatic (6)

18. Recount (7)

19. Navy (5)

20. Three-yearly (9)

21. Court (3)

22. Ardency (11)

Down

2. Beam (3)

3. Express (5)

4. Expensive (6)

5. Smallest (7)

6. Rate too highly (9)

7. Chance (11)

8. Despoiling (11)

12. Baptism (9)

15. Apprentice (7)

17. Negligent (6)

19. Lawbreaker (5)

21. Had been (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Heat; 3 Seascape; 9 Tapster; 10 Put up; 11 Evening-dress; 13 Direct; 15 Unseen; 17 Hair’s-breadth; 20 Lithe; 21 Tedious; 22 Fireside; 23 Dead.

Down: 1 Hotheads; 2 Apple; 4 Enrage; 5 Superintends; 6 Artiste; 7 Espy; 8 Stair-carpets; 12 Enthused; 14 Reactor; 16 Abated; 18 Drone; 19 Clef.

QUICK

Across: 1 Same; 3 Precious; 9 Rescind; 10 Needs; 11 Peradventure; 13 Encamp; 15 Runner; 17 Pleasantness; 20 Cargo; 21 In order; 22 External; 23 Free.

Down: 1 Scrapped; 2 Miser; 4 Redden; 5 Construction; 6 Overrun; 7 So-so; 8 Misdemeanour; 12 Preserve; 14 Culprit; 16 Marina; 18 Elder; 19 Ache.