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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. It’s sad ours turned out to be catastrophic (10)

7. Eat away part of the rod eventually (5)

8. The fellow grew old but coped (7)

10. Go on, people - make a gift! (8)

11. Sharp and eager (4)

13. Frustrate some of the growth war talk encourages (6)

15. Tablet broken in fight (6)

17. Close to endless darkness (4)

18. Refuse to sanction solid law (8)

21. Castigation on the roof? (7)

22. Bring on 100 in awful ruin (5)

23. He can expect dramatic results from his work (10)

Down

1. Overwhelm doctor now in trouble (5)

2. Wrestles in turmoil and gets very hot (8)

3. Emblem of sly mob (6)

4. A round for rounds (4)

5. Ointment produced as gun goes off at awful tune (7)

6. The boss’s accents in the cemetery (10)

9. Drudgery appears to be labour for ass (6-4)

12. Doing harm to reservoir barrier which is getting old (8)

14. Bird - but could be dog? (7)

16. Kettle in the choir? (6)

19. It’s lawful to put 101 in illuminated surroundings (5)

20. Small trader initially contained by youth leader (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Rejoicing (10)

7. Shelf (5)

8. Reveal (7)

10. Status (8)

11. Overtake (4)

13. Really (6)

15. Vocation (6)

17. Spot (4)

18. Easily duped (8)

21. Keep up (7)

22. Souvenir (5)

23. Being there (10)

Down

1. Deem (5)

2. Respite (8)

3. Loaf (6)

4. Credit (4)

5. Preclude (7)

6. Laxity (10)

9. Revival (10)

12. Cooking-pot (8)

14. Put (7)

16. Spoilt (6)

19. Projection (5)

20. Secure (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Breaker; 7 Argon; 9 Bar; 10 Transport; 12 Part-singing; 15 Undergrowth; 17 Detective; 19 Man; 21 Astir; 22 Assault.

Down: 1 Groan; 2 Way; 3 Rear; 4 Propagate; 5 Soaring; 8 Indigo; 11 Daredevil; 13 Tights; 14 Inverse; 16 Rally; 18 Vest; 20 Lay.

QUICK

Across: 6 Curious; 7 Abhor; 9 Woe; 10 Destitute; 12 Disablement; 15 Impertinent; 17 Consonant; 19 Top; 21 Havoc; 22 Impious.

Down: 1 Tutor; 2 Aid; 3 Tube; 4 Abatement; 5 Content; 8 Stolen; 11 Diversion; 13 Acting; 14 Immoral; 16 Bogus; 18 Name; 20 Pit.