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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Round dairy is lap in flying show (3,7)

7. A win once more (5)

8. Mood engendered by liquor? (7)

10. Need hint after all (2,3,3)

11. The demeanour of one surrounded by males (4)

13. Prepare to stop (4,2)

15. One can get a bangle from here (6)

17. All fifty lost as leaving pass in the mountains (4)

18. The others get a smaller amount, being fidgety (8)

21. Oar rate affected by apparatus to put gas in (7)

22. The condition of the country (5)

23. Unique opportunity is merely luck (4,6)

Down

1. A role out of consideration (5)

2. The athlete is out of bed; he came second (6-2)

3. Anne is unfortunately quite mad (6)

4. Gave the money as Polish leader needed help (4)

5. Originating from a revolution (7)

6. For which players take to the air (5,5)

9. Having given vocal items, girls minimise glare with them (10)

12. Abandon set joint (8)

14. Almost really wanting a painkiller (7)

16. Look for car he’s wrecked (6)

19. Delete part of the chapter as excessively explicit (5)

20. Remain as support (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Assume (10)

7. Uplift (5)

8. Shorten (7)

10. Word for word (8)

11. Opinion (4)

13. Mythical beast (6)

15. Damage (6)

17. Observe (4)

18. Sleeplessness (8)

21. Cry out (7)

22. Fireplace (5)

23. Unrelenting (10)

Down

1. Earlier (5)

2. Lift (8)

3. Gamin (6)

4. Chaste (4)

5. Durability (7)

6. Foresight (10)

9. Criminal (10)

12. Still (8)

14. Item (7)

16. Spite (6)

19. Dark (5)

20. Girl (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Expert opinion; 8 Scramble; 9 Iron; 10 Stream; 12 Inside; 14 Trader; 16 Enlist; 18 Port; 20 Handbook; 22 Antique dealer.

Down: 1 Executor; 2 Menace; 3 Stab; 4 Appetite; 5 Unties; 6 Solo; 11 Mirthful; 13 Discover; 15 Detain; 17 Libyan; 19 Owns; 21 Nude.

QUICK

Across: 7 Stand together; 8 Disorder; 9 Dank; 10 Wisdom; 12 Exodus; 14 Aghast; 16 Escort; 18 Flap; 20 Lifeless; 22 Overstatement.

Down: 1 Striking; 2 Enfold; 3 Stud; 4 Aggrieve; 5 Studio; 6 Lean; 11 Mutilate; 13 Uprising; 15 Aspire; 17 Column; 19 Live; 21 Fate.