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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

3. Put a chap ashore - he’s a bailiff (4-5)

8. In days of old you kept gold inside (4)

9. The moral made play different (9)

10. Chief after the same estate (6)

11. It’s a dog’s life to be restrained by this (5)

14. This dance can go all over the place! (5)

15. A cold shower, we hear, is healthy (4)

16. They’re always on hand for use by the carpenter (5)

18. The flavour of seaweed (4)

20. Exemplary transcription of unfinished melody (5)

21. An inclination to tear to pieces by the end of the fight (5)

24. One entering designs for the lowlands (6)

25. Rotten oak has become established (5,4)

26 And 24 Down. Lanky type standing up to support the runners (8)

27. They depict views of oceans and headlands (9)

Down

1. Any edicts misconstrued by business combine (9)

2. Men in port could be conspicuous (9)

4. Showing a bit of temperament, you’ll have the last word (4)

5. He’s a lazy individual after a doctor (5)

6. A piece from Elgar is highly showy (6)

7 And 23 Down. One with identical title will make Sean upset (8)

9. Fifty in main diversion to Italian location (5)

11. One hemmed in by fat land-owner (5)

12. Difficult speech for the actor? Bad luck (4,5)

13. Getting to know what encashment means (9)

17. Fish gave off an odour (5)

19. Where clubmen are putting the vegetables (6)

22. Roman girl in disguise (5)

23. See 7 Down

24. See 26 Across

Quick puzzle

Across

3. Swap (9)

8. Summit (4)

9. Universal (9)

10. Alleviation (6)

11. Scoff (5)

14. Waterway (5)

15. 20 quires (4)

16. Scum (5)

18. Sprint (4)

20. Toll (5)

21. Robust (5)

24. Still (6)

25. Outline (9)

26. Sand (4)

27. Opinion (9)

Down

1. Barrier (9)

2. Refill (9)

4. Ceiling (4)

5. Material (5)

6. Dust (6)

7. Team (4)

9. Woodland (5)

11. Tale (5)

12. Canteen (9)

13. Involve (9)

17. Fish (5)

19. Possessing (6)

22. Vision (5)

23. Dandy (4)

24. Stupefy (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Block letter; 9 Reaping; 10 Brain; 11 Swede; 12 Cropper; 13 Nipper; 15 Purest; 18 Resolve; 20 Strut; 22 Armed; 23 Grained; 24 Under the sea.

Down: 2 Leave; 3 Chinese; 4 Legacy; 5 Taboo; 6 Example; 7 Prison break; 8 In gratitude; 14 Postman; 16 Upstage; 17 Weight; 19 Ledge; 21 Range.

QUICK

Across: 1 Nondescript; 9 Sponsor; 10 Spoil; 11 Obese; 12 Cunning; 13 Intone; 15 Absorb; 18 Termite; 20 Crawl; 22 Opine; 23 Epithet; 24 Challenging.

Down: 2 Ozone; 3 Discern; 4 Spruce; 5 Risen; 6 Proviso; 7 Association; 8 Eligibility; 14 Tarnish; 16 Backing; 17 Recede; 19 Ideal; 21 Ashen.