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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. One of man’s high achievements no doubt (6,7)

8. Noble lady who puts individuals in prison (8)

9. Endure to the end? (4)

10. Mechanic in better health (6)

12. Apt one recorded here? (2,4)

14. Consented again to go amongst the very old (6)

16. Ancient deity took seat on vessel (6)

18. The others take it easy (4)

20. Sees fall as without foliage (8)

22. Looking beautiful in a chair in an advantageous position (7,6)

Down

1. Calming so that everybody is showing agreement? (8)

2. Clothes for occasion when a frolic would be wrong (6)

3. Go up again to terrifying person (4)

4. Transfer charges for strong emotion (8)

5. Half-chance to have tenant for mountain hut (6)

6. The responsibility of giving no rise to you and me (4)

11. Fragrant ring loaned to Communist (8)

13. Pear, as it turns out, is a plant living off another (8)

15. Total possessions - broken tea-set! (6)

17. Farmer who keeps the boat on course? (6)

19. Give out wrong time (4)

21. Current units from maps (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Understanding (13)

8. Valuer (8)

9. Thought (4)

10. Fondle (6)

12. Caprice (6)

14. Current (6)

16. Tractable (6)

18. Seize (4)

20. Learned (8)

22. Merrymaking (13)

Down

1. Stable (8)

2. To each (6)

3. Minus (4)

4. Corrupt (8)

5. Demanding (6)

6. Wander (4)

11. Make easy (8)

13. Relative (8)

15. Preserve (6)

17. A cleric (6)

19. Space (4)

21. Diplomacy (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Under; 8 The rose; 9 Shatter; 10 Tramp; 12 Generators; 15 Touchstone; 18 Major; 19 Tirades; 21 Reclaim; 22 Morse.

Down: 1 Substratum; 2 Ideas; 3 Writ; 4 Starve; 5 Restrain; 6 Nonagon; 11 Postmaster; 13 Ethereal; 14 Subject; 16 Totems; 17 Adorn; 20 Rome.

QUICK

Across: 7 Often; 8 Tremble; 9 Look out; 10 Allow; 12 Speculated; 15 Retrograde; 18 Lapse; 19 Shelter; 21 Traitor; 22 Extra.

Down: 1 Collateral; 2 Stoop; 3 Undo; 4 Static; 5 Recalled; 6 Ability; 11 Widespread; 13 Property; 14 Stopgap; 16 Resort; 17 State; 20 Even.