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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Presumably he went to fight with a quiver (6)

4. British airmen win most of the fleet in a lottery! (6)

9. Songbirds rising from the sea off Africa? (6,7)

10. Want to be conducted, being irritated (7)

11. A stew goes as refuse (5)

12. He’s not himself when at work (5)

14. Concede it’s mad to change it (5)

18. Clean spear (5)

19. Report may follow if it’s pulled (7)

21. Where teachers have the power of getting things done? (7,6)

22. Join battle before marriage? (6)

23. Bonny abstainer in quarry (6)

Down

1. A perfume rising (6)

2. Many going down are gracious to inferiors (13)

3. Some men roll up to register (5)

5. Everybody was in debt, but this was permissible (7)

6. A job that’s the last straw at the end of the race? (9,4)

7. Almost oriental festival (6)

8. Frightened during gales? (5)

13. Rent opportunity (7)

15. Toboggan could take hammer, a heavy one (6)

16. Gets a platform for 12 (5)

17. I shall be found amongst the young with superfluous ornaments (6)

20. Become liable to some strain, curiously enough (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Smother (6)

4. Boon (6)

9. Arrogance (13)

10. Tackle (7)

11. Follow (5)

12. Hasten (5)

14. Composition (5)

18. Scope (5)

19. Clothing (7)

21. Uneasiness (13)

22. Quick (6)

23. Spirit (6)

Down

1. Trifling (6)

2. Calm (13)

3. Extensive (5)

5. Replies (7)

6. Exaggeration (13)

7. Bacon slice (6)

8. Dwelling (5)

13. Withdrew (7)

15. Fondle (6)

16. Fracture (5)

17. Figurine (6)

20. Distribute (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Achilles heel; 7 Draft; 8 Point; 9 Own; 10 Water well; 11 Indeed; 12 Robust; 15 Apple tree; 17 His; 18 Lurid; 19 Waver; 21 Heir-apparent.

Down: 1 Anatomically; 2 Lea; 3 Entity; 4 Hyperbole; 5 Elite; 6 Athlete’s foot; 7 Dined; 10 Week-ender; 13 Usher; 14 Draw up; 16 Purse; 20 Via.

QUICK

Across: 1 Churlishness; 7 Ditto; 8 Rouse; 9 Rat; 10 Bombastic; 11 Behead; 12 Sicken; 15 Telephone; 17 Awe; 18 Range; 19 Grave; 21 Relentlessly.

Down: 1 Contributory; 2 Let; 3 Stormy; 4 Narrative; 5 Spurt; 6 Tercentenary; 7 Ditch; 10 Blaspheme; 13 Knave; 14 Bought; 16 Lance; 20 Ape.