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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Communist angry with relief organisation (3,5)

5. Does rewrite poems (4)

9. Word of some brevity returned (4)

10. He has to change the score (8)

11. Look at tears flowing (5)

12. System of linking computers causing row over in Kent? (7)

13. Springy hats (6,7)

18. Bird paid for new craft? (8)

19. Man loses one sea-eagle (4)

20. Thus win, perhaps, seven weeks after Easter (7)

21. Aptitude left to be seen in light (5)

22. Told about a fool (4)

23. It’s perplexing to be thinking things over (8)

Down

2. Pick an artist to portray Agamemnon’s daughter (7)

3. Bear act possibly providing the floorshow (7)

4. A device for weighing seasonal accounts (6-7)

6. Animal got up to get a flower (3,4)

7. Hits industrial disputes (7)

8. Is able to put on weight in part of Switzerland (6)

13. The Spanish acknowledged applause when nudged (7)

14. Possibly pales in relation to a dog (7)

15. Carve in relief a letter to the manager (6)

16. Useful items for sewers (7)

17. Isn’t one suffering from strain? (7)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Uncertain (8)

5. Incline (4)

9. Remain (4)

10. Domicile (8)

11. Simper (5)

12. Forbearing (7)

13. Saucily (13)

18. Deficiency (8)

19. Evasion (2-2)

20. Cartilage (7)

21. Jocund (5)

22. Implement (4)

23. Cunningly (8)

Down

2. Best (7)

3. Laurel (3-4)

4. Reluctance (13)

6. Illustrious (7)

7. Nocturnally (7)

8. Dive (6)

13. Discernment (7)

14. Condition (7)

15. Spin (6)

16. Disregard (7)

17. Generous (7)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Pompom; 4 Bumper; 9 Take a back seat; 10 Untried; 11 Means; 12 Weird; 14 Stain; 18 Cross; 19 Entrant; 21 Extermination; 22 Soften; 23 Atoned.

Down: 1 Put out; 2 Make the most of; 3 Okapi; 5 Unkempt; 6 Prevarication; 7 Retest; 8 Hardy; 13 Reserve; 15 Access; 16 Media; 17 Stoned; 20 Trait.

QUICK

Across: 1 Misuse; 4 Tripod; 9 Golden jubilee; 10 Tippler; 11 Unite; 12 Aside; 14 Admit; 18 Twerp; 19 Vibrant; 21 Assassination; 22 Nudity; 23 Flinch.

Down: 1 Mighty; 2 Self-possessed; 3 Spell; 5 Rebound; 6 Pale imitation; 7 Deepen; 8 Fjord; 13 Deposit; 15 Strain; 16 Avoid; 17 Stench; 20 Brawl.