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Todya’s Grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. One doesn’t aim to shoot at this (6)

8. Food that comes in instalments, by the sound of it (6)

10. Use a roller to lower the pitch (7)

11. We hear they’re light beams to lift (5)

12. Not far from endless darkness (4)

13. Deceptive movement that’s not easy to see, one hears (5)

17. They provide accommodation for theatrical scenery (5)

18. Don’t allow one treating animals near the ring (4)

22. Golden sovereign (5)

23. Doesn’t move the corpse (7)

24. Bound to be a water supply (6)

25. Cordial is a mixture of ale and gin (6)

Down

1. Describing the language when the rope gets entangled round the air-cooler! (7)

2. Increase the general turmoil (7)

3. They shoot young animals (5)

4. Sea-food proudly put on by the bride (7)

5. Aimed to transform communication outlets (5)

6. Tree put back in altered landscape (5)

9. Schedule for one providing something original by the end of the day (9)

14. Head of commerce failing to make a profit and ceasing to trade (7)

15. I strive to make another call (7)

16. Cabinet to express sympathy for those in distress (7)

19. Get together in a tightly packed crowd (5)

20. Ornament part of the head or neck (5)

21. Topless figure in brown (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Dragged (6)

8. Fade (6)

10. Revoke (7)

11. Grant (5)

12. Wicked (4)

13. Corner (5)

17. Great terror (5)

18. Incite (4)

22. Vagary (5)

23. Annul (7)

24. Away (6)

25. Accident (6)

Down

1. Curtail (7)

2. Hobby (7)

3. Danger (5)

4. Wonder (7)

5. Trim (5)

6. Arrogance (5)

9. The same (9)

14. Humanity (7)

15. Cargo (7)

16. Maybe (7)

19. Sit (5)

20. Booth (5)

21. Pick-me-up (5)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Samba; 4 Molotov; 8 Orphans; 9 Toxic; 10 Tide; 11 Honolulu; 13 Slug; 14 Rake; 16 Trinkets; 17 Rule; 20 Norma; 21 Elation; 22 Earldom; 23 Loser. Down: 1 Short sentence; 2 Moped; 3 Alan; 4 Mascot; 5 Littoral; 6 Texture; 7 Vacuum cleaner; 12 Junkyard; 13 Stirrer; 15 Stream; 18 Units; 19 Fall.

QUICK

Across: 1 Forum; 4 Dismiss; 8 Rapport; 9 Dhoti; 10 Kind; 11 Limerick; 13 Diet; 14 Flee; 16 Luscious; 17 Lash; 20 Draft; 21 Rostrum; 22 Elderly; 23 Dined. Down: 1 Foreknowledge; 2 Ripen; 3 Moot; 4 Detain; 5 Suddenly; 6 Idolise; 7 Stick-in-the-mud; 12 Register; 13 Disband; 15 Quarry; 18 Apron; 19 Used.