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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Tangled knot’s sure to be caused by overheating (9)

8. Good woman found inside, solving conundrums (3)

9. It’s clever, letting Neil out (11)

11. Soothe when ever-changing about untruth (7)

12. Egghead will fix and improve (5)

13. Hope for an ecclesiastical feature (6)

15. Severe grip of boa constrictor (6)

17. Railways have colour (5)

18. Rotten pear dad showed off (7)

20. Concisely where to find Brazil, maybe? (2,1,8)

22. Small firm’s producing salad vegetable (3)

23. Parade she devised to lead the attack (9)

Down

2. Run around with a vase (3)

3. You, in France, left the French some fabric (5)

4. Supposes nothing comes before trees (6)

5. First lady to pause on mountain (7)

6. Cheating where string parts are played (2,3,6)

7. Swamped and united in movement (9)

10. One who’ll try to get you engaged (11)

11. Left back door broken causing obstruction (4-5)

14. Dashes round street, landing here (7)

16. Smart-looking tree (6)

19. One going up as part of flight (5)

21. Ale drunk in the meadow (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Helpless (9)

8. Regret (3)

9. Last but one (11)

11. Prosper (7)

12. Verify (5)

13. Fit (6)

15. Dwell (6)

17. Antelope (5)

18. Ignorant (7)

20. Wary (11)

22. Untruth (3)

23. Termination (9)

Down

2. Born (3)

3. Beat (5)

4. Deceives (6)

5. Instance (7)

6. Rule (11)

7. Continue (9)

10. Sorcerer (11)

11. Pre-eminently (9)

14. Ratify (7)

16. Uproar (6)

19. Passage (5)

21. Sever (3)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Handle; 8 Attack; 10 Without; 11 Inlet; 12 Reed; 13 Badge; 17 Stage; 18 Pier; 22 Thing; 23 Empress; 24 Arches; 25 Statue.

Down: 1 Showers; 2 Another; 3 Allot; 4 Strings; 5 Rally; 6 Skate; 9 Strangler; 14 Stagger; 15 Directs; 16 Pressed; 19 Stray; 20 Disco; 21 Spite.

QUICK

Across: 7 Feeble; 8 Terror; 10 Elation; 11 Price; 12 Call; 13 Bogus; 17 Piece; 18 Rare; 22 Enter; 23 Recount; 24 Shabby; 25 Casual.

Down: 1 Offence; 2 Default; 3 Plain; 4 Helpful; 5 Brain; 6 Greed; 9 Unconcern; 14 Disrobe; 15 Fatuous; 16 Fertile; 19 Feast; 20 Strap; 21 Scrap.