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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. Weapon brings evil changes in short month (7)

7. Started past former Israeli leader? (5)

9. Keep away from a gaping hole (5)

10. Become older than literary extract (7)

12. See 3 Down

14. Newspaper announcement seems to urge attention (5,6)

18. His brushwork makes the scene clearer (7)

19. Doctor on right side of car (5)

21. Time for the army to move? (5)

22. Imitate flight at first? (4,3)

Down

1. Possess about 50 but reduce to 25? (5)

2. Again poor shot is careless (6)

3 And 12 Across. Scientist who appreciated the gravity of his situation (3,5,6)

4. Observe past and present alternate motion (6)

5. Tell the doctor to keep swelling? (7)

8. See 20 Down

11. Nuts are gathered in stroll (7)

13. Tool used to make drinking-place for birds? (7)

15. Rough drawing of vessel reaching Spithead (6)

16. Plant 150 remaining (6)

17. An island of magic or fun for holiday-makers (5)

20 And 8 Down. Do they really attract drinkers? (3,7)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Monstrous (7)

7. Apologetic (5)

9. Bottle (5)

10. Post-mortem (7)

12. Gloomy (11)

14. Argumentative (11)

18. Puritanical (7)

19. Torment (5)

21. Bring (5)

22. Part (7)

Down

1. Battle (5)

2. Look out! (6)

3. Furrow (3)

4. Merry (6)

5. Commonplace (7)

8. Conjecture (7)

11. Slander (7)

13. Foursome (7)

15. Lower (6)

16. Powerful (6)

17. Messenger (5)

20. Court (3)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Pastorally; 7 Hairy; 8 Insures; 10 Totalled; 11 Ship; 13 Wrasse; 15 Sharer; 17 Read; 18 Thank you; 21 Dodgems; 22 Liana; 23 Endearment.

Down: 1 Paint; 2 Spyglass; 3 Oliver; 4 Apse; 5 Lurcher; 6 The town red; 9 Superhuman; 12 Chenille; 14 Abandon; 16 Chaser; 19 Yeast; 20 Dene.

QUICK

Across: 1 Recompense; 7 Train; 8 Session; 10 Retarded; 11 Eden; 13 Cerise; 15 Speech; 17 Imps; 18 Fruitful; 21 Needing; 22 Union; 23 Deportment.

Down: 1 Roast; 2 Contrast; 3 Master; 4 Else; 5 Swindle; 6 Attraction; 9 Nonchalant; 12 Aptitude; 14 Replete; 16 Fright; 19 Foist; 20 Tito.