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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Agreed about the cat being involved (11)

9. Spiteful woman caught at last (3)

10. Performer can depart in confusion (3-6)

11. The wars that should have been nipped in the bud? (5)

13. Played for time when the engine stopped (7)

14. Meal inside the German hotel (6)

16. The force of emphasis (6)

18. Accident-prone excursionist (7)

19. All for those making notes (5)

20. Just part (4,5)

21. One may take a rest with this shooting stick (3)

22. Having no grave doubts? (4,7)

Down

2. Gout doesn’t start abroad (3)

3. They may lead you round the garden (5)

4. I’m given an appointment as a duty (6)

5. Very hard worker supports a mother (7)

6. It’s very good to outdo others with a fast time (9)

7. Fearfully rigid? (6,5)

8. Such things will happen (11)

12. Disturbing events one is acutely aware of (9)

15. Brought facts to light, once one has asked questions (7)

17. Too many flourishes from a tenor? (6)

19. One takes something for it (5)

21. Letter used in teaching Greek (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Drunken orgies (11)

9. Fitting (3)

10. Schedule (9)

11. Senior (5)

13. Bestowed (7)

14. Interior (6)

16. Feast (6)

18. Tread (7)

19. Guide (5)

20. Clothier (9)

21. Lout (3)

22. Respectful (11)

Down

2. Painting (3)

3. Frolic (5)

4. Profession (6)

5. Aerodrome (7)

6. Instant (9)

7. Farewell (11)

8. Sewing (11)

12. Take down (9)

15. Rob (7)

17. Colonise (6)

19. Brace (5)

21. Eggs (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Tiff; 3 Mediator; 9 Airlift; 10 Spell; 11 Pitch and toss; 13 Offing; 15 Glance; 17 Free from care; 20 Lamps; 21 Find out; 22 Tenanted; 23 Fall.

Down: 1 Teaspoon; 2 First; 4 Extent; 5 In settlement; 6 Treason; 7 Rule; 8 Within reason; 12 Pedestal; 14 Foreman; 16 Trifle; 18 Aroma; 19 Flat.

QUICK

Across: 1 Miss; 3 Academic; 9 Scourge; 10 Sedan; 11 Humanitarian; 13 Entomb; 15 Impede; 17 Questionable; 20 Alibi; 21 Patient; 22 Entangle; 23 Stud.

Down: 1 Mischief; 2 Storm; 4 Create; 5 Discriminate; 6 Mediate; 7 Cane; 8 Transmission; 12 Repented; 14 Tourist; 16 Dispel; 18 Bleat; 19 Rare.