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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. She can be about right (4)

8. Two will go into it with less feeling still (4,6)

9. Lets it to a heel (8)

10. Everybody takes youth leader to be a friend (4)

12. Observe article boil (6)

14. What dart might do to bull? (6)

15. Root is hard (6)

17. Teased about being composed (6)

18. Have a drink at the King’s Head from the wood (4)

19. Keep moving fast to control a fight (3,5)

21. It gives a timely (but frightening?) summons (5,5)

22. Every one of the preachers (4)

Down

2. Without differences notwithstanding (3,3,4)

3. Once briefly you will shout out (4)

4. A singer with the heat on (6)

5. I object to bent coin in the money I get (6)

6. Spoilt because I have been given a partner (8)

7. Become ragged at the edges in a brawl (4)

11. Illumination from a composer? (5,5)

13. Deceit at cards? (8)

16. A chore for a classical poet (6)

17. Older foreign gentleman takes one in (6)

18. Part set up ambush (4)

20. Initially buy all kitchen equipment for cook (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Spoken (4)

8. Non-indulgence (10)

9. Finish (8)

10. Appearance (4)

12. Compulsion (6)

14. Trunks (6)

15. Tiny (6)

17. Herdsman (6)

18. Photo (4)

19. On time (8)

21. Pirate (10)

22. Simpleton (4)

Down

2. Turn (10)

3. Light (4)

4. Estimate (6)

5. Sundry (6)

6. Affluent (4-2-2)

7. Frail (4)

11. Broadcast (2,3,5)

13. Accoutred (8)

16. Use (6)

17. Signify (6)

18. Secure (4)

20. Grass (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Olive; 8 Handout; 9 Coroner; 10 Usurp; 12 Asseverate; 15 Impoverish; 18 Apart; 19 Fall out; 21 Freeman; 22 Opera.

Down: 1 Concertina; 2 Liars; 3 Mean; 4 Charge; 5 Insurers; 6 Popular; 11 Present day; 13 Save time; 14 Apparel; 16 Refine; 17 Domed; 20 Loop.

QUICK

Across: 7 Irate; 8 Useless; 9 Careful; 10 Utter; 12 Settlement; 15 Adolescent; 18 Talon; 19 Outdoor; 21 Excused; 22 Crowd.

Down: 1 Witchcraft; 2 Hairy; 3 Deaf; 4 Outlet; 5 Cerulean; 6 Heathen; 11 Retrograde; 13 Evenness; 14 Collect; 16 Cloudy; 17 Motor; 20 Tuck.