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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. In which bureaucrats are led by polite minister? (5,7)

7. In all honesty, leadership demands elegance (5)

8. Big when backed for example by half a dollar (5)

9. Sailor gets deserter to return (3)

10. Magnificence under PLO’s moves (9)

11. Show video about drama (6)

12. Detain, but remain on good terms (4,2)

15. Woodworker enables fish to get in (9)

17. A necessity when having a row (3)

18. Get stuck in the porter’s room (5)

19. Golfing connections of course (5)

21. Show as strained now in language terms (7,5)

Down

1. Could run act about a vampire (5,7)

2. Remained non-professional (3)

3. Eleven lying calmly concealed (6)

4. Lout never can become one to offer services willingly (9)

5. Vehicle to travel as freight (5)

6. Bring up to bewitch the back way in (4,8)

7. Divides up fastener (5)

10. Assert fewer are without a home country (9)

13. Stage supports (5)

14. Dictator in last upheaval (6)

16. Jockey wants some more directions after setback (5)

20. Denial weight is up (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Handicap (12)

7. Antic (5)

8. Opening (5)

9. Born (3)

10. Police officer (9)

11. Whole (6)

12. Pathetic quality (6)

15. Know (9)

17. Spring (3)

18. Fabric (5)

19. Free (5)

21. Bigoted (6-6)

Down

1. Shatter (12)

2. Immerse (3)

3. Stop (6)

4. Mild (9)

5. Pig sound (5)

6. Undermanned (5-7)

7. Deceive (5)

10. Unconventional (9)

13. Hurry (5)

14. Wave (6)

16. Porcelain (5)

20. Japanese sash (3)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 4 Astride; 8 Rueful; 9 Runaway; 10 Voting; 11 Bullet; 12 Reversal; 18 Marriage; 20 Noodle; 21 Instep; 22 Freight; 23 Baffle; 24 Resents.

Down: 1 Drivers; 2 Centavo; 3 Turner; 5 Stumbler; 6 Really; 7 Drapes; 13 Somewhat; 14 Cast-off; 15 Temples; 16 Course; 17 Advise; 19 Rental.

QUICK

Across: 4 Malaise; 8 Tremor; 9 Upbraid; 10 Twinge; 11 Ripple; 12 Opulence; 18 Entrance; 20 Demand; 21 Action; 22 Necklet; 23 Demean; 24 Tempest.

Down: 1 Station; 2 Tedious; 3 Tongue; 5 Apparent; 6 Abrupt; 7 Shield; 13 Needless; 14 Infidel; 15 Meaning; 16 Delete; 17 Backup; 19 Racket.