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CRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. Ingratiate oneself with a dish by partiality (5,6)

9. Sat at work being hostile (7)

10. Finding a colour can be an awful chore (5)

11. Nest built in Eire about the end of July (5)

12. Novice gets a pound for profitable enterprise (7)

13. Paths or parts (6)

15. Paces around the junction to get a view (6)

18. Inactivity, i.e. train trouble (7)

20. In the midst of mango surprise (5)

22. Protect against financial loss with a row of bushes (5)

23. It will go up when the action starts (7)

24. As a union official, he’d stop wars breaking out (4,7)

DOWN

2. Superior part of a shoe? (5)

3. Particular regard (7)

4. Play around with an instrument ... (6)

5. ... By way of having nothing left but such an instrument (5)

6. Disrupt a huge inn somehow (7)

7. Appear to wake up after the match, perhaps (4,2,5)

8. Spy taking centre stage shiftily (6,5)

14. The Bard wrote about width (7)

16. Everyone in the show is superficial (7)

17. Leading Grandmaster has scope for a chess move (6)

19. A fool from Antwerp (5)

21. Love a dreary smell (5)

QUICK PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. Nomination (11)

9. Resonant (7)

10. Rubber sap (5)

11. Series (5)

12. Domestic (7)

13. Irritate (6)

15. Maintenance (6)

18. Retort (7)

20. Elsewhere (5)

22. Commerce (5)

23. Obvious (7)

24. Animation (11)

DOWN

2. Fragrance (5)

3. Daily (7)

4. Infer (6)

5. Fabric (5)

6. Suite (7)

7. Focus (11)

8. Dispossess (11)

14. Elucidate (7)

16. Rustic (7)

17. Limb (6)

19. Brush (5)

21. Perfect insect (5)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Stocking; 5 Ammo; 9 Frau; 10 Stranded; 11 Guile; 12 Ragtime; 13 White elephant; 18 Regional; 19 Olga; 20 Tenders; 21 Fleet; 22 Deer; 23 Estimate.

Down: 2 Through; 3 Couplet; 4 Natural causes; 6 Madeira; 7 Oddment; 8 Hang-up; 13 Worsted; 14 Ingenue; 15 Erodes; 16 Hoodlum; 17 Neglect.

QUICK - Across: 1 Prohibit; 5 Afar; 9 Loss; 10 Sparsely; 11 Steal; 12 Restful; 13 Traditionally; 18 Proposed; 19 Puny; 20 Catmint; 21 Vague; 22 Lies; 23 Symmetry.

Down: 2 Rooster; 3 Husband; 4 Impertinently; 6 Fretful; 7 Royalty; 8 Prison; 13 Typical; 14 Apostle; 15 Ironic; 16 Appease; 17 Languor.