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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. Entices everybody with deceitful ruse (7)

7. Be present at the match and vandalise the railway (5)

9. Bag holding the last of the bran meal (5)

10. These people are about to strike for medical treatment (7)

12. Showing no compunction about being without a code! (11)

14. The female who’s good at spelling? (11)

18. The first of several men on the right producing the accounts (7)

19. Gold could make him endlessly dismal (5)

21. Put down again for broadcast (5)

22. Captive could be shot before very long! (7)

Down

1. Cast for a lively dance (5)

2. A thousand varied clues indicating physical development (6)

3. See 20 Down

4. Bay the French rule badly (6)

5. Suggest the idea of a union with professional attitude (7)

8. The following drinks required for those at the meet (7)

11. More reliable plumber! (7)

13. A throne destroyed by a different person (7)

15. Name the girl’s fiance (6)

16. Evasive and not properly fit to be in the cast (6)

17. Clumsily collide with a boat (5)

20 And 3 Down. Snooker-players employed at the local? (3-3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Unfortunate (7)

7. Battle (5)

9. Measure (5)

10. Confide (7)

12. Unforgivable (11)

14. Deceive (6-5)

18. Depraved (7)

19. Indicate (5)

21. Besom (5)

22. Stance (7)

Down

1. Waterway (5)

2. Motto (6)

3. Request (3)

4. Mountain range (6)

5. Frightful (7)

8. Probe (7)

11. Passage (7)

13. Short stay (7)

15. Dig (6)

16. Even (6)

17. Growl (5)

20. Spar (3)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Regulation; 7 India; 8 Utensil; 10 Carriage; 11 Rest; 13 Silent; 15 Veneer; 17 Inch; 18 Merchant; 21 Neither; 22 Idler; 23 Art gallery.

Down: 1 Rider; 2 Gradient; 3 Lounge; 4 Tees; 5 Obscene; 6 Discussion; 9 Literature; 12 Perceive; 14 Luckier; 16 Petrol; 19 Allay; 20 Thug.

QUICK

Across: 1 Possession; 7 Cruel; 8 Proffer; 10 Overturn; 11 Calm; 13 Poetry; 15 Wooden; 17 Idea; 18 Consider; 21 Hotfoot; 22 About; 23 Prospectus.

Down: 1 Pause; 2 Salutary; 3 Expert; 4 Show; 5 Offhand; 6 Accomplish; 9 Remunerate; 12 Constant; 14 Elector; 16 Loathe; 19 Dross; 20 Loss.