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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Shepherd and friend united tenderly (10)

7. Hospital is roomy but risky (5)

8. Hardens over small guarantees (7)

10. Rang over gratitude - it added up (8)

11. See 14 Down

13. Swears it could be a fish (6)

15. Partner’s a fast runner in the Southern Region (6)

17. Study the notice again first (4)

18. Get hanky out in gratitude (5,3)

21. Trick modern girl on a ride at the fair (7)

22. Tropical climber is a pin-up (5)

23. Fancy men need art and a word of love (10)

Down

1 And 6 Down. Brighten up the place when you go on a spree (5,3,4,3)

2. Look at mirror and see telescope (8)

3. Chap seen by Mediterranean tree on the river (6)

4. Peas roll into part of church (4)

5. He rolls forward suddenly for a dog (7)

6. See 1 Down.

9. Smashing person with extraordinary powers (10)

12. Hence I’ll order velvety material (8)

14 And 11 Across. Leaves the joint hearing a call to evacuate (7,4)

16. Dramatic search for hunter (6)

19. It causes fermentation in Yates’ brew (5)

20. Study Eastern valley (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Reward (10)

7. Educate (5)

8. Sitting (7)

10. Backward (8)

11. Paradise (4)

13. Cherry-red (6)

15. Oration (6)

17. Sprites (4)

18. Productive (8)

21. Requiring (7)

22. Combination (5)

23. Bearing (10)

Down

1. Cook (5)

2. Show differences (8)

3. Overcome (6)

4. Otherwise (4)

5. Cheat (7)

6. Draw (10)

9. Unconcerned (10)

12. Talent (8)

14. Full (7)

16. Scare (6)

19. Palm off (5)

20. Yugoslav ruler (4)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Pelican; 7 Cider; 9 Act; 10 Slag heaps; 12 Dreadnought; 15 Intelligent; 17 Gentleman; 19 Pan; 21 Badly; 22 Germane.

Down: 1 Peace; 2 Sin; 3 Pall; 4 Sideburns; 5 Keep the; 8 Eggnog; 11 Freestyle; 13 Allied; 14 Enteral; 16 Maine; 18 Aped; 20 Amp.

QUICK

Across: 6 Flavour; 7 Wager; 9 Gem; 10 Delivered; 12 Drunkenness; 15 Precipitate; 17 Conscious; 19 Sty; 21 Decoy; 22 Placard.

Down: 1 Fleet; 2 Eve; 3 Sure; 4 Paternity; 5 Release; 8 Silent; 11 Precision; 13 Napkin; 14 Crooked; 16 Store; 18 Ugly; 20 Act.