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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. A tug - I try to move the tip (8)

5. Man, for instance, lies around (4)

9. Badly need to find a garden (4)

10. Criticise essays on food stores (8)

11. Propeller operated by driver (5)

12. It’s to be expected of birth outside old city (7)

13. Short-lived brightness while frying (5,2,3,3)

18. Black magician rested in a back street (8)

19. Converse about bowler, maybe (4)

20. Mineral to go about one kind of seasoning (7)

21. She has a crazy morning (5)

22. An organ understands, it’s reported (4)

23. Judge set about one friend (8)

Down

2. Fundamental tyre goes round about (7)

3. Singer’s heard producing common notes (7)

4. Falling quiet with toes poking out of footwear (8,5)

6. Get a foothold on the pump (7)

7. Poles in distress, getting letter from Greece (7)

8. Medical treatment for a stomach pain (6)

13. Garland so often misplaced ... (7)

14. ... As crest could be found playing (7)

15. Where fliers go to rest? (6)

16. Cry out, finding mice, lax and running about (7)

17. A barrage worker finds unshakeable (7)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Near (8)

5. Reverberate (4)

9. Smile (4)

10. Hatch (8)

11. Engine (5)

12. Dead (7)

13. Vigorously (13)

18. Incursion (8)

19. Hint (4)

20. Surrender (7)

21. Destined (5)

22. Cupola (4)

23. Explosive (8)

Down

2. Steal (7)

3. Animosity (7)

4. Sweetmeats (13)

6. Duct (7)

7. Openly (7)

8. Rural (6)

13. Showed (7)

14. Poison (7)

15. Panted (6)

16. Hail (7)

17. Noisiest (7)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Stingo; 4 Grouse; 9 Lackadaisical; 10 Contest; 11 Limbs; 12 Civil; 14 Jelly; 18 Overs; 19 Optical; 21 Granddaughter; 22 Theory; 23 Credit. Down: 1 Solace; 2 Inconsiderate; 3 Grate; 5 Resolve; 6 Uncomplicated; 7 Enlist; 8 Paste; 13 Insider; 15 Fought; 16 Moral; 17 Claret; 20 Tiger.

QUICK

Across: 1 1 Supple; 4 Errand; 9 Chronological; 10 Express; 11 Limit; 12 Scope; 14 Droop; 18 Occur; 19 Radiant; 21 Pronunciation; 22 Lessen; 23 Chance. Down: 1 Sacred; 2 Perspicacious; 3 Lunge; 5 Regular; 6 Accommodation; 7 Dilate; 8 Close; 13 Perfume; 15 Compel; 16 Grace; 17 Stance; 20 Death.