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CRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. Flower seen on the golf course (4)

3. Possibly liberal to a point, but trustworthy (8)

9. Stretched and got another pain (7)

10. Clipped trees into shape (5)

11. Trains on a much reduced scale (5,7)

13. Games left on board (6)

15. The first to reach a sporting conclusion (6)

17. Provides what is necessary - like an impresario does (5,3,4)

20. In France it appears friendship is wrong (5)

21. Fastened up, but gave way (7)

22. It’s unusual in a collier or a clergyman (8)

23. Something missing from the Irish flag (4)

DOWN

1. Leading for a little time among the trees (8)

2. A minor prize (5)

4. Charm, finish and musical ability (6)

5. One needs it to understand the news (12)

6. Agreement to exclude profit (7)

7. We take turn and turn about on the vessel (4)

8. They gather impressions from many lands (12)

12. Musical passages for beginners? (8)

14. That’s what you think! (7)

16. Firm for horses (6)

18. He’s riled, perhaps, but he does nothing (5)

19. Mother, I’m seriously hurt! (4)

QUICK PUZZLE
ACROSS

1. Obligation (4)

3. Sufficient (8)

9. Destructive (7)

10. Relieved (5)

11. Acceptable (12)

13. Ebb (6)

15. Mouthful (6)

17. Increase in value (12)

20. Scrap (5)

21. Loose (7)

22. Wind and storm (8)

23. Repair (4)

DOWN

1. Contemptuous (8)

2. Contort (5)

4. Miserable (6)

5. Dubious (12)

6. Gives confidence (7)

7. Whirlpool (4)

8. Substantial (12)

12. Recoiled (8)

14. Seize (7)

16. Exonerate (6)

18. Angry (5)

19. Dull pain (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 6 Support; 7 Medal; 9 Minus; 10 Usurper; 12 Restoration; 14 Natural bent; 18 Talents; 19 Stood; 21 Three; 22 Coconut.

Down: 1 Quail; 2 Spruce; 3 Wry; 4 Regret; 5 Matelot; 8 Ascribe; 11 Straits; 13 Earache; 15 Uneven; 16 Notion; 17 Bonus; 20 Pop.

QUICK - Across: 6 Evening; 7 Sever; 9 Limit; 10 Frailty; 12 Deprivation; 14 Discourtesy; 18 Provide; 19 Quiet; 21 Write; 22 Courage.

Down: 1 Avoid; 2 On fire; 3 One; 4 Resist; 5 Section; 8 Private; 11 Grounds; 13 Library; 15 Cavity; 16 Squirm; 17 Serge; 20 Joy.