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CRYPTIC PUZZLE
ACROSS

1. Race from coast to coast? (5-7)

7. The kind of house where the revolver is found (5)

8. One who gesticulates to show uncertainty (5)

9. Go from the proper route (3)

10. Lock manufacturers (3-6)

11. Sitting on the bench causing irritation (6)

12. Start to show to advantage (3,3)

15. Manufacture a loose garment as a temporary expedient (9)

17. Species of antelope found in increasing numbers (3)

18. Chemical dissolved in the next answer (5)

19. Still to be seen in the liner terminal (5)

21. He shoots people as they sit (12)

DOWN

1. Remembered what visiting baby-sitters did (6,2,4)

2. Notice a letter, by the sound of it (3)

3. Constrain somebody to do a favour (6)

4. A factor in the dissemination of information (9)

5. Entertainment to write a critique on, we hear (5)

6. One who does the casting to come to grief after money is required (12)

7. Din raised by the railway to cause concern (5)

10. Brushed by the breeze (4-5)

13. Anything, one hears, provides a word of obligation (5)

14. Not revealing corporal punishment (6)

16. Vessel going in the market cheaply (5)

20. The age at which the goddess loses her head (3)

QUICK PUZZLE
ACROSS

1. Unfitness (12)

7. Establish (3,2)

8. Elevate (5)

9. Chopper (3)

10. Pedigree (9)

11. Homicide (6)

12. Powerful (6)

15. Insipid (9)

17. Bind (3)

18. Stimulate (5)

19. Insurgent (5)

21. One-sidedly (12)

DOWN

1. Provocative (12)

2. Rug (3)

3. Die (6)

4. Incorrect (9)

5. Porcelain (5)

6. Inexorably (12)

7. Curse (5)

10. Bit by bit (9)

13. Glorify (5)

14. Rue (6)

16. Thrust away (5)

20. Prickly seed-case (3)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Complicated; 9 Cat; 10 Tap-dancer; 11 Roses; 13 Stalled; 14 Dinner; 16 Stress; 18 Tripper; 19 Tutti; 20 Fair share; 21 Cue; 22 Dead certain.

Down: 2 Out; 3 Paths; 4 Impost; 5 Adamant; 6 Excellent; 7 Scared stiff; 8 Predestined; 12 Sensitive; 15 Exposed; 17 Ornate; 19 Theft; 21 Chi.

QUICK - Across: 1 Bacchanalia; 9 Apt; 10 Programme; 11 Elder; 13 Awarded; 14 Inside; 16 Regale; 18 Trample; 19 Steer; 20 Outfitter; 21 Oaf; 22 Deferential.

Down: 2 Art; 3 Caper; 4 Avowal; 5 Airbase; 6 Immediate; 7 Valediction; 8 Needlecraft; 12 Dismantle; 15 Deprive; 17 Settle; 19 Strut; 21 Ova.