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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Point sign N.W. to show victory marker (7,4)

9. Is able to enter vacant building (3)

10. Large cent, funny shape (9)

11. Banish the Italian found in the river (5)

13. One taking part near TNT explosion (7)

14. State member in Ireland (6)

16. Rascal taking one piece of sea-food (6)

18. Ban it as being unsuitable refrain (7)

19. Yearns for American trousers (5)

20. Start, or I get in a mess (9)

21. We English are very small (3)

22. Eight sins we produce in state of authority (11)

Down

2. He’s in a bad way (3)

3. Courage never seen as false (5)

4. Money person who steals? (6)

5. Head prefect finally in charge of material (7)

6. Maligns an overworked railway employee (9)

7. One pressed for speed (11)

8. Point to a church in London (11)

12. Pies Mavis cooked not liable to arouse emotions (9)

15. Studying in Berkshire? (7)

17. In diplomacy, it’s left complete (6)

19. Writer about to go in and arrange feathers (5)

21. Used to be noticed on the way up (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Obstacle (11)

9. Droop (3)

10. Meddle (9)

11. Choose (5)

13. Sideboard (7)

14. Lavatory (6)

16. Endures (6)

18. Copy (7)

19. Vapour (5)

20. Root out (9)

21. Pale (3)

22. Weather science (11)

Down

2. Large (3)

3. Coil (5)

4. Disordered (6)

5. Flood (7)

6. Bow (9)

7. Found out (11)

8. Food (11)

12. Get rid of (9)

15. Scrutinise (7)

17. Mend (6)

19. Bulge (5)

21. Wit (3)

Wednesay’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Felt; 3 Fatigues; 9 Satanic; 10 Visit; 11 Contemporary; 13 Kettle; 15 Serene; 17 Blackcurrant; 20 Adieu; 21 Intense; 22 Highland; 23 Glut.

Down: 1 Fishcake; 2 Latin; 4 Accept; 5 Invertebrate; 6 Upsurge; 7 Site; 8 Intellectual; 12 Vestment; 14 Telling; 16 Action; 18 Annul; 19 Wash.

QUICK

Across: 1 Real; 3 Specific; 9 Cottage; 10 Nerve; 11 Unconsidered; 13 Soothe; 15 Sparse; 17 Recapitulate; 20 Exact; 21 Trustee; 22 Strident; 23 Fret.

Down: 1 Recourse; 2 Attic; 4 Precis; 5 Contemptuous; 6 Forbear; 7 Chef; 8 Faint hearted; 12 Reverent; 14 Open-air; 16 Listen; 18 Alter; 19 Lees.