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CRYPTIC PUZZLE 

ACROSS

1. Chance, say, of having some entertainment (4)

3. Be a prole somehow fit for working (8)

8. Unusual to see soldiers side by side (4)

9. Accommodation for a swimmer - this could be the place, we hear! (8)

11. Isle of Dogs? (12)

13. This time it’s very small (6)

14. Gets round with spectacles in being a fall guy (6)

17. Restriction? Jack Tar set it in motion (12)

20. Play with large ink spillage (4,4)

21. Women’s clothes to pull on? (4)

22. Spring to right at ringside while boxing (8)

23. The French have an answer that’s unproductive (4)

DOWN

1. First calling a warning before reaching title (8)

2. Contribute to part of soccer match? (5-2)

4. Overwork and come down to the country (6)

5. Noise made by back part of old car (10)

6. He’s a different man on the train (5)

7. Chose to take head-set out and make sound (4)

10. Arrange for a bell to reach one of the players (10)

12. Wrong gap on the figure (8)

15. Take ore and convert to growth (3,4)

16. A family effort, perhaps (6)

18. Tango dance from the Friendly Islands (5)

19. Seek to destroy husbands (4)

QUICK PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. Off (4)

3. Scrawl (8)

8. Scour (4)

9. Begin (8)

11. Enlistment (12)

13. Hypothesis (6)

14. Speaker (6)

17. Bullying (12)

20. Complete (8)

21. Issue (4)

22. Enjoyment (8)

23. Fashionable (4)

DOWN

1. Outrage (8)

2. Sideways (7)

4. Biscuit (6)

5. Irrelevant (10)

6. Lotto (5)

7. Pitcher (4)

10. Abusive (10)

12. Frenzied (8)

15. Victory (7)

16. Loiter (6)

18. Loop (5)

19. Halt (4)

WEDNESDAY’S SOLUTIONS

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Participate; 9 Idolise; 10 Stain; 11 Ingot; 12 Sterile; 13 Tirade; 15 Flight; 18 Reorder; 20 Miami; 22 Set to; 23 Spangle; 24 Trendsetter. Down: 2 Along; 3 Twisted; 4 Crease; 5 Piste; 6 Teasing; 7 Miniaturise; 8 Entertainer; 14 Rooster; 16 Lambast; 17 Crisis; 19 Drown; 21 Angle.

QUICK - Across: 1 Handicapped; 9 Replace; 10 Rabbi; 11 Fleet; 12 Surface; 13 Crouch; 15 Assent; 18 Evident; 20 Arson; 22 China; 23 Imperil; 24 Underground. Down: 2 Ample; 3 Drastic; 4 Crease; 5 Purer; 6 Embrace; 7 Proficiency; 8 Disentangle; 14 Opinion; 16 Shampoo; 17 String; 19 Erase; 21 Siren.