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Today’s puzzle...

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Obstruct correspondence? Capital! (5,6)

9. Again copying harvest activity (7)

10. Presumably one cannot use it thoughtlessly (5)

11. European vegetable (5)

12. Fruit producer has a heavy fall (7)

13. Pinching child? (6)

15. Most unadulterated backup for the others (6)

18. Make up one’s mind to find the answer again? (7)

20. Pompous gait of supporting member (5)

22. Having limbs prepared for fight (5)

23. Textured through wrong reading (7)

24. Ensure death in submarine (5,3,3)


Down

2. Permission to go away (5)

3. He’s nice oriental (7)

4. It takes will power to transfer it (6)

5. Prohibited, thanks to cry of disapproval (5)

6. Formerly enough for instance (7)

7. When those inside snap out of it? (6,5)

8. Transform it with urgent aid with thanks (2,9)

14. Oddly enough, no stamp needed as he delivers (7)

16. Outshine in theatrical position?(7)

17. Heaviness through delay, we hear (6)

19. 50 on brink of rock projection (5)

21. How far one can go in a catamaran, generally (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Indeterminate (11)

9. Godparent (7)

10. Mar (5)

11. Fat (5)

12. Sly (7)

13. Chant (6)

15. Take in (6)

18. Insect (7)

20. Creep (5)

22. Surmise (5)

23. Appellation (7)

24. Daring (11)

Down

2. Sea air (5)

3. Perceive (7)

4. Trim (6)

5. Mounted (5)

6. Stipulation (7)

7. Alliance (11)

8. Validity (11)

14. Sully (7)

16. Support (7)

17. Ebb (6)

19. Perfect (5)

21. Pale (5)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Dawdle; 4 Chaser; 9 Call the police; 10 Evident; 11 Lance; 12 Again; 14 Omaha; 18 Lotto; 19 Repulse; 21 Auction bridge; 22 Assess; 23 Satyrs.

Down: 1 Docked; 2 Walking sticks; 3 Lathe; 5 Hoodlum; 6 Skiing holiday; 7 Reeled; 8 Heats; 13 Ironies; 15 Alpaca; 16 Franc; 17 Sewers; 20 Parma..

QUICK - Across: 1 Apathy; 4 Mishap; 9 Prognosticate; 10 Average; 11 Actor; 12 Beast; 14 Yearn; 18 Forte; 19 Primate; 21 At a standstill; 22 Exhort; 23 Height.

Down: 1 Appear; 2 Above reproach; 3 Henna; 5 Imitate; 6 Heart-breaking; 7 Poetry; 8 Askew; 13 Shelter; 15 Efface; 16 Spend; 17 Pellet; 20 Issue.