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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. You’ll need a taxi in case there’s heavy luggage! (5,5)

7. See 15 Across

8. In passions Virginia causes devastation (7)

10. See 20 Down

11. Endlessly strange water regulator (4)

13. It’s sufficient for one to return with a cry of disgust (6)

15 And 7 Across. Disciplined and provided for by the fraternity (4,2,5)

17. Worked artistically and proved an attraction (4)

18. Removed the dirt from tattered lace-ends (8)

21. Saltire reconstructed by one with no abstract ideas (7)

22. Conveyance held up for the bride (5)

23. Little opportunity to lose weight? (4,6)

Down

1. Decide refreshments must include a drink (5)

2. In which the flier is restricted (4-4)

3. Northern shaft cramped for space (6)

4. Practise piracy in schooner overseas (4)

5. One doesn’t care to show this (7)

6. Repairer on the way to work (4-6)

9. Dan Green is giving romantic voice (10)

12. Bolt for a second time? (8)

14. Protective clothing surplus everybody is after (7)

16. Don’t drop the eggs! (6)

19. Broom handle is certainly not new (5)

20 And 10 Across. He handles the strategy for the shooting (4,8)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Ancestor (10)

7. Prize (5)

8. Bounty (7)

10. Reserved (8)

11. Victuals (4)

13. Affront (6)

15. Deadly (6)

17. Profound (4)

18. Erasure (8)

21. Lament (7)

22. Wrong (5)

23. Tenacious (10)

Down

1. Banquet (5)

2. Deride (8)

3. Crime (6)

4. Weary (4)

5. Refined (7)

6. Just (4-6)

9. Propriety (10)

12. Put up with (8)

14. Spire (7)

16. Alcove (6)

19. Ass (5)

20. Throw (4)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Inshore; 7 Board; 9 Fib; 10 In any case; 12 Fairgrounds; 15 Controversy; 17 Plaintiff; 19 Fly; 21 Hangs; 22 Gunshot.

Down: 1 Anvil; 2 Shy; 3 Iron; 4 Concourse; 5 Preside; 8 Untrue; 11 Partridge; 13 Roosts; 14 Coalman; 16 Elbow; 18 Foul; 20 Ash.

QUICK

Across: 6 Phantom; 7 Bower; 9 Apt; 10 Extempore; 12 Composition; 15 Impertinent; 17 Staggered; 19 Foe; 21 Steer; 22 Assault.

Down: 1 Shape; 2 And; 3 Coax; 4 Competent; 5 Reproof; 8 Reason; 11 Foreigner; 13 Putter; 14 Imitate; 16 World; 18 Ease; 20 Mad.