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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. Abandon in London thoroughfare (6)

8. Sudden attack to gain admission (6)

10. Beast one is unwise to play with, we hear (7)

11. Row made by one taking a breather outside (5)

12. Flower in the eye (4)

13. Street light without a home (5)

17. Arrange command (5)

18. American miss at a festival (4)

22. Inch? A different unit of length (5)

23. Drink, for example, needing gravity to spin (3-4)

24. Drag alien chicken (6)

25. Little beasts are a nuisance in the street (6)

Down

1. Curious spy with fashionable medium seen ... (7)

2. ... In scare about killer! (7)

3. Ties found in wood (5)

4. Lads can go around causing gossip (7)

5. Lukewarm diet is awful, containing phosphorous (5)

6. Tree is like writer (5)

9. Damaged reed - that’s wrecked! (9)

14. Knitter fashioning a piece of jewellery (7)

15. Villages slam the redevelopment (7)

16. Where drivers stop to see fish and boat (3,4)

19. Range of policeman in the home counties (5)

20. Shots exchanged in court? (5)

21. Once more getting a profit (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Dragged (6)

8. Mood (6)

10. Illness (7)

11. Knave (5)

12. Nobleman (4)

13. Stratum (5)

17. Hush (5)

18. Hem (4)

22. Irrigate (5)

23. Beseech (7)

24. Homicide (6)

25. Intelligence (6)

DOWN

1. Shiver (7)

2. Superficial (7)

3. Rot (5)

4. Argue (7)

5. Scoop (5)

6. Inlet (5)

9. Zoo (9)

14. Foursome (7)

15. Tuneful (7)

16. Vast (7)

19. Bog (5)

20. Rage (5)

21. Rate (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Harlequin; 8 Room; 9 Chickadee; 10 Demure; 11 Pluto; 14 Susan; 15 Zulu; 16 Young; 18 Arab; 20 Lunch; 21 Rouse; 24 Primer; 25 Bamboozle; 26 Mess; 27 Repeating. Down: 1 Tradesman; 2 Commissar; 4 Ache; 5 Local; 6 Quartz; 7 Ides; 9 Crony; 11 Prune; 12 Outnumber; 13 Authorise; 17 Glare; 19 Bobble; 22 Shout; 23 Make; 24 Plan.

QUICK

Across: 3 Childhood; 8 Akin; 9 Bamboozle; 10 Nailed; 11 Label; 14 Ratio; 15 Rime; 16 Minus; 18 Surf; 20 Loose; 21 Erode; 24 Amused; 25 Laughable; 26 Anon; 27 Jellyfish. Down: 1 Mannerism; 2 Miniature; 4 Head; 5 Libra; 6 Hooter; 7 Ogle; 9 Besom; 11 Lance; 12 Limousine; 13 Defendant; 17 Slime; 19 Frugal; 22 Dwarf; 23 Wane; 24 Alms.