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Today’s puzzle...

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Police bullying produces a triple graduate! (5,6)

9. Apostrophise divine? How strange! (3)

10. When at home former Pope was stormy (9)

11. Lighter bump (5)

13. War-horse commands a price (7)

14. Make it possible to nab eel (6)

16. Pick the ones already chosen from the south (6)

18. Orphan gets upset having swallowed ring and barbed dart (7)

19. Cancel article missing from yearly publication (5)

20. Fail to develop and hurry to call on dunderhead (3,2,4)

21. A signal to act, no doubt (3)

22. Presumably it covers printing the correspondence column (11)

Down

2. Fresh identity concealed (3)

3. Breed to reach higher things? (5)

4. It takes two short months to prepare by boiling (6)

5. Angered - hand-bomb exploded (7)

6. Always inexperienced - leaves shed only abnormally (9)

7. Very quick twice, raising tone (6,5)

8. The narrator tells fibs! (5,6)

12. Alter the order of the class at the back (9)

15. Instruct the sentinel to beware (4,3)

17. Some send earnest letters to win affection (6)

19. Summer reptile? (5)

21. The company’s lettuce (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Disheartened (11)

9. Pinch (3)

10. Distil (9)

11. Beneath (5)

13. Fatty (7)

14. Wrangle (6)

16. Horrified (6)

18. Speak to (7)

19. Handle (5)

20. Infection (9)

21. Self (3)

22. Respectful (11)

Down

2. Tear (3)

3. Take an oath (5)

4. Uproar (6)

5. Appearing indistinctly (7)

6. Detailed (9)

7. Impediment (11)

8. Hatred (11)

12. Deterioration (9)

15. Raise (7)

17. Hope (6)

19. Dogma (5)

21. Period (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Each; 3 Despatch; 9 Voucher; 10 Enact; 11 Afterthought; 13 Launch; 15 Sparse; 17 Mismeasuring; 20 Acorn; 21 Flutter; 22 Gamester; 23 Bray.

Down: 1 Enviable; 2 Count; 4 Earthy; 5 Presumptuous; 6 Teacher; 7 Hate; 8 Shortcomings; 12 Beggarly; 14 Uniform; 16 Baffle; 18 Inter; 19 Tang.

QUICK - Across: 1 Sign; 3 Procured; 9 Realist; 10 Nudge; 11 Extravagance; 13 Escort; 15 Reflex; 17 Intellectual; 20 Exile; 21 Fanatic; 22 Remotest; 23 Fret.

Down: 1 Sorcerer; 2 Grant; 4 Ritual; 5 Convalescent; 6 Radical; 7 Deep; 8 Disagreement; 12 Explicit; 14 Confirm; 16 Cliffs; 18 Utter; 19 Veer.