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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Did George write ‘On The Beach’? (4)

3. I’m pieced together somehow after the disease (8)

9. Pardon the sailors for being lovesick (7)

10. Being very poorly, go to a house (5)

11. The shop site’s cleaned badly (12)

13. Bear is suffering from a disease (6)

15. A girl’s piano (6)

17. Building material and stapler ordered by the directors (12)

20. Boredom leads to a genuine change of heart (5)

21. The Muslim claim is wrong (7)

22. Logo they designed for an academic subject (8)

23. The pace of returning animals (4)

Down

1. And darts competitions are normal (8)

2. Alan’s becoming nosy (5)

4. Fairly good-looking (6)

5. Is it rung before Maths lessons in the House? (8,4)

6. Marvel performed at a northern resort (7)

7. Become cracked like a man (4)

8. Instrument for spelling coke a different way (12)

12. And a chip-making race (8)

14. What’s left of the weighing device (7)

16. Is Gene upset by the vision? (6)

18. Concede that the new maid has time ... (5)

19. ... to overcome fate - that’s a great achievement (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Chilly (4)

3. Potential (8)

9. Dead (7)

10. Undeveloped seed (5)

11. Propitiatory (12)

13. Harden (6)

15. Sieve (6)

17. Street (12)

20. Thread (5)

21. False explanation (7)

22. Wayward (8)

23. Dance (4)

Down

1. Force (8)

2. Frequently (5)

4. Costume (6)

5. Myopic (5-7)

6. Dimmed (7)

7. Always (4)

8. Unconcern (12)

12. Plinth (8)

14. Academic (7)

16. Uproar (6)

18. Boxing ring (5)

19. Cut (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Chancel; 7 Elbow; 9 Tango; 10 Flatter; 12 Happy medium; 14 Just deserts; 18 Immense; 19 Digit; 21 Drill; 22 Shavian.

Down: 1 Cheat; 2 Enigma; 3 Per; 4 Elated; 5 Cover-up; 8 Plummet; 11 Appease; 13 Summary; 15 Treble; 16 Thieve; 17 Vicar; 20 The.

QUICK

Across: 6 Disable; 7 Robot; 9 Venom; 10 Majesty; 12 Remorseless; 14 Supposition; 18 Demerit; 19 Major; 21 Hefty; 22 Devotee.

Down: 1 Miner; 2 Cajole; 3 Sly; 4 Do well; 5 Contest; 8 Falsity; 11 Worship; 13 Quieten; 15 Plenty; 16 Orator; 17 Hotel; 20 Pen.