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Cryptic puzzle

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Real outing to break the law (10)

7. Fashionable to return help for the country (5)

8. Suit Len changed for a tool (7)

10. Conveying it’s a railway coach (8)

11. Relax with the others (4)

13. Listen out - there’s no noise (6)

15. A superficial appearance even upset the Queen (6)

17. A short distance from Winchester? (4)

18. Ten march over the trader (8)

21. Not one in there comes out (7)

22. Getting riled about lazybones (5)

23. Old Masters hang around here (3,7)

Down

1. Jockey on a contract? (5)

2. Inclination for treading out (8)

3. Relax in the living room? (6)

4. River used by golfers? (4)

5. A bishop in a love scene is offensive (7)

6. Debate when the throwing event is back on (10)

9. Able to read about the ancient city’s writing (10)

12. Become aware that Eve Price is wrong (8)

14. More fortunate to be curlike perhaps (7)

16. Spirit toper got out before lunch began (6)

19. Relieve a friend without one (5)

20. A violent man with time to embrace (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Ownership (10)

7. Inhuman (5)

8. Tender (7)

10. Capsize (8)

11. Tranquil (4)

13. Verse (6)

15. Insensitive (6)

17. Thought (4)

18. Contemplate (8)

21. Hastily (7)

22. Concerning (5)

23. Brochure (10)

Down

1. Interval (5)

2. Beneficial (8)

3. Skilled (6)

4. Display (4)

5. Casual (7)

6. Achieve (10)

9. Pay (10)

12. Unchanging (8)

14. Voter (7)

16. Hate (6)

19. Scum (5)

20. Deficit (4)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Sweater; 7 Ditch; 9 Off; 10 Cleansers; 12 Short-handed; 15 Shift-worker; 17 Ludicrous; 19 Owl; 21 Chuck; 22 In-house.

Down: 1 Swift; 2 Yak; 3 Veil; 4 Dissenter; 5 Scarlet; 8 Washer; 11 Chaffinch; 13 Reward; 14 Thought; 16 Twist; 18 Urns; 20 Bow.

QUICK

Across: 6 Feature; 7 Yokel; 9 Egg; 10 Aggregate; 12 Disgruntled; 15 Spontaneous; 17 Masticate; 19 Box; 21 Yearn; 22 Outside.

Down: 1 Verge; 2 Ate; 3 Drug; 4 Forgetful; 5 Feather; 8 Arouse; 11 Dignitary; 13 Glance; 14 Speaker; 16 Wordy; 18 Taut; 20 Ask.