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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

ACROSS

1. Quarrel caused by graduates abandoning dog? (4)

3. To admire eccentric peacemaker (8)

9. Give a hitch-hiker a flying start? (7)

10. Indicate letters used in charm (5)

11. Gambling on ship’s movement? (5,3,4)

13. Gift without hesitation is likely to occur in it (6)

15. Be deflected by quick look? (6)

17. No longer worried by ties of guardianship? (4,4,4)

20. Lights taking 50 current units (5)

21. Discover not at home (4,3)

22. Number at end unfortunately are let ... (8)

23. ... slip in autumn (4)

DOWN

1. Adapted top one as utensil (8)

2. No. 1 in a tree-lined thoroughfare? (5)

4. Range out of portable shelter (6)

5. As payment for colony membership? (2,10)

6. Thomas’s initial motive for betrayal (7)

7. By which governments get things straight? (4)

8. Acceptable because not beyond one’s intellect? (6,6)

12. A step led indirectly to base of column (8)

14. Supervisor appropriate to eastern worker (7)

16. Not a sweet to be taken seriously? (6)

18. Pleasant fragrance in a romantic setting (5)

19. Somewhere to live on the level? (4)

QUICK PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. Overlook (4)

3. Scholarly (8)

9. Whip (7)

10. Carrying chair (5)

11. Philanthropist (12)

13. Inter (6)

15. Hinder (6)

17. Debatable (12)

20. Excuse (5)

21. Tolerant (7)

22. Ensnare (8)

23. Knob (4)

DOWN

1. Harm (8)

2. Rage (5)

4. Make (6)

5. Distinguish (12)

6. Arbitrate (7)

7. Walking stick (4)

8. Broadcast (12)

12. Regretted (8)

14. Sightseer (7)

16. Dissipate (6)

18. Cry of sheep (5)

19. Unusual (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 6 Javelin; 7 Begun; 9 Avoid; 10 Passage; 12 Isaac Newton; 14 Press notice; 18 Sweeper; 19 Motor; 21 March; 22 Take off.

Down: 1 Halve; 2 Remiss; 3 Sir; 4 Seesaw; 5 Surgeon; 8 Magnets; 11 Saunter; 13 Crowbar; 15 Sketch; 16 Clover; 17 Corfu; 20 Bar.

QUICK - Across: 6 Hideous; 7 Sorry; 9 Phial; 10 Autopsy; 12 Pessimistic; 14 Quarrelsome; 18 Prudish; 19 Agony; 21 Fetch; 22 Portion.

Down: 1 Fight; 2 Beware; 3 Rut; 4 Joyous; 5 Prosaic; 8 Surmise; 11 Asperse; 13 Quartet; 15 Reduce; 16 Mighty; 17 Envoy; 20 Woo.