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CRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. A target for the gospeller (4)

3. Once used to carry out a suspended sentence? (8)

9. Thus the first person who is converted in an unspecified way (7)

10. Before a dainty nymph appears inside (5)

11. Options to convert those of indigenous stock (12)

13. Slip away when there’s a breach of the peace round the south (6)

15. The man on board who holds the money? (6)

17. New alignment of fair-minded chaps in trade arrangement (12)

20. Make a collection for a service (5)

21. They are piled on the floor (7)

22. Room to be found in a casualty station (8)

23. Fatal date in the Julian calendar (4)

DOWN

1. Sounds as if the girl is captured in error (8)

2. Before the sentence is up, it’s right to lessen the term (5)

4. Neat attendant (6)

5. Those who practise it will certainly make bloomers! (12)

6. Son seen to break up unity (7)

7. Aeneas’ lover accomplished nothing (4)

8. Their services improve people’s understanding (12)

12. Disagrees with professionals holding a trial (8)

14. Put ‘em in a chest and dispose of the remains (7)

16. He was murdered uncannily in part! (6)

18. Include me in the finale - that’s correct (5)

19. Deck labourer kept at arm’s length (4)

QUICK PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. Separate (4)

3. Tract (8)

9. One more (7)

10. Stiff (5)

11. Legal (6,3,3)

13. Spaceship (6)

15. Away (6)

17. Cheerless (12)

20. Amid (5)

21. Appropriate (7)

22. Once (8)

23. Network (4)

DOWN

1. Sturdy (8)

2. Defy (5)

4. Charge with gas (6)

5. Porosity (12)

6. Baggage (7)

7. Neat (4)

8. Long reclining chair (6,6)

12. Power (8)

14. Frankness (7)

16. Handy (6)

18. Sop (5)

19. 50 per cent (4)

WEDNESDAY’S SOLUTION

CRYPTIC - Across: 6 Allures; 7 Marry; 9 Snack; 10 Therapy; 12 Remorseless; 14 Enchantress; 18 Stories; 19 Midas; 21 Relay; 22 Hostage.

Down: 1 Fling; 2 Muscle; 3 Men; 4 Laurel; 5 Propose; 8 Chasers; 11 Sounder; 13 Another; 15 Herman; 16 Shifty; 17 Barge; 20 Pot.

QUICK - Across: 6 Hapless; 7 Fight; 9 Gauge; 10 Entrust; 12 Inexcusable; 14 Double-cross; 18 Corrupt; 19 Point; 21 Broom; 22 Posture.

Down: 1 Canal; 2 Slogan; 3 Ask; 4 Sierra; 5 Ghastly; 8 Enquiry; 11 Excerpt; 13 Sojourn; 15 Burrow; 16 Smooth; 17 Snarl; 20 Box.