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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Fish to cook and spoil (11)

9. One who helps has big role to play (7)

10. Bone covering that holds me back (5)

11. Award for headmaster fixing deal (5)

12. Coach carrying royalty to ground (7)

13. Mother can set out for a place in the east (6)

15. Suspend period of unemployment (3,3)

18. Treat again to another ride? (7)

20. Not so quick with the top off, but quieter (5)

22. Mock West-end relationship (5)

23. At home with language document (7)

24. German open turf not fit for a queen (11)

Down

2. Lubricated well with it when drunk (5)

3. One that supports partner without breaking the law (7)

4. A truce arranged by serviceman (6)

5. Put off with respect (5)

6. A glum old boy writhing with backache (7)

7. Remember Rome to me, Mac, when moving (11)

8. Poor Darren frets, having changed clubs (11)

14. Varnish for half a quid in clear-out (7)

16. The sort of tan to finish with? (3-4)

17. Assistance needed when judge has a lie in (6)

19. Copper can interrupt! (3,2)

21. Colour of professional worker when collared (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Accustom (11)

9. Generous (7)

10. Cheeky (5)

11. Crazed (5)

12. Wreath (7)

13. Mystic (6)

15. Insect (6)

18. Forgetfulness (7)

20. Agencies (5)

22. Unrefined (5)

23. Muslim mendicant (7)

24. Pastry puff (11)

Down

2. Cubicle (5)

3. Poetic (7)

4. Spite (6)

5. Shin-bone (5)

6. Gulp (7)

7. Showiness (11)

8. Picture-taking (11)

14. Overcome (7)

16. Fan (7)

17. Outlaw (6)

19. Bundle (5)

21. Bore (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Gratuity; 5 Isle; 9 Eden; 10 Pantries; 11 Screw; 12 Natural; 13 Flash in the pan; 18 Satanist; 19 Chat; 20 Oregano; 21 Madam; 22 Nose; 23 Estimate. Down: 2 Radical; 3 Tenners; 4 Training shoes; 6 Stirrup; 7 Epsilon; 8 Stitch; 13 Festoon; 14 Actress; 15 Hangar; 16 Exclaim; 17 Adamant.

QUICK

Across: 1 Approach; 5 Echo; 9 Grin; 10 Incubate; 11 Motor; 12 Extinct; 13 Energetically; 18 Invasion; 19 Clue; 20 Concede; 21 Fated; 22 Dome; 23 Dynamite. Down: 2 Purloin; 3 Rancour; 4 Confectionery; 6 Channel; 7 Overtly; 8 Rustic; 13 Evinced; 14 Envenom; 15 Gasped; 16 Acclaim; 17 Loudest.