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Today’s grid

Across

1. Sick, aches all round, and a scoundrel to boot! That’s my weakness (8,4)

7. Cheque reinforcement (5)

8. Indicate the tip (5)

9. How nice to have possessions (3)

10. Gardener’s advice in drought, and the source of supply (5,4)

11. At home with the act, and that’s a fact (6)

12. Endless eggs broken. But it should be strong (6)

15. From whence temptation was plucked for Adam? (5,4)

17. Man’s own. History not politics (3)

18. Zulu half disposed of. How ghastly! (5)

19. Give way to victory note in war (5)

21. Will - he has rights; though possibly they are paper thin (4-8)

Down

1. Speaking of bones - here’s a nuclear friend! (12)

2. Tract of pleasure garden (3)

3. Sent it yesterday. It has existence (6)

4. Exaggeration - over trunk? (9)

5. In a hotel, it entertains only the best (5)

6. Sprinter’s measure - his one across? (12)

7. Dunderhead in East Delhi capital had supper (5)

10. Small Scots know Communist’s back - the short holiday man? (4-5)

13. Pusher lost his head and became a doorkeeper (5)

14. Pull over and come to a halt (4,2)

16. Pucker money holder (5)

20. Half a dozen have a way (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Incivility (12)

7. As before (5)

8. Kindle (5)

9. Rodent (3)

10. Turgid (9)

11. Decapitate (6)

12. Disgust (6)

15. Ring (9)

17. Reverence (3)

18. Compass (5)

19. Serious (5)

21. Inexorably (12)

Down

1. Helping (12)

2. Permit (3)

3. Tempestuous (6)

4. Story (9)

5. Gush (5)

6. 300th anniversary (12)

7. Trench (5)

10. Speak profanely (9)

13. Scoundrel (5)

14. Purchased (6)

16. Spear (5)

20. Mimic (3)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Third degree; 9 Odd; 10 Inclement; 11 Barge; 13 Charger; 14 Enable; 16 Select; 18 Harpoon; 19 Annul; 20 Run to seed; 21 Cue; 22 Letterpress.

Down: 2 Hid; 3 Raise; 4 Decoct; 5 Grenade; 6 Evergreen; 7 Double sharp; 8 Story teller; 12 Rearrange; 15 Look out; 17 Endear; 19 Adder; 21 Cos.

QUICK

Across: 1 Crestfallen; 9 Nip; 10 Evaporate; 11 Under; 13 Adipose; 14 Bicker; 16 Aghast; 18 Address; 19 Treat; 20 Contagion; 21 Ego; 22 Deferential.

Down: 2 Rip; 3 Swear; 4 Fracas; 5 Looming; 6 Elaborate; 7 Encumbrance; 8 Detestation; 12 Decadence; 15 Elevate; 17 Aspire; 19 Tenet; 21 Era.