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Today’s grid.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Seed that’s found in the wood (5)

4. Keep on converting priests (7)

8. Faces six pundits (7)

9. A tray without the right ointment (5)

10. How many are coming from London in England? (4)

11. Most rent, when revised, causes anguish (8)

13. Social distinction is offensive to the senses (4)

14. Causes annoyance to the aircraftsmen, we hear (4)

16. Conceal a path to secret destination (4-4)

17. In which you’ll find the leading characters of an emotional picture in cinemas (4)

20. A deficiency evokes an expression of regret (5)

21. It’s paid by one who speaks with approbation (7)

22. Could be related to part of a machine (7)

23. Heavenly world tour (5)

Down

1. Encouraged when provided with cardiac transplant (5,3,5)

2. Is it committed by a firing party? (5)

3. It’s not quite the end of the day that’s near (4)

4. Weapon is used in dastardly plot (6)

5. Herb got promoted before army manoeuvre (8)

6. Places to come to shore in one vessel? (7)

7. Could make the trustee search for jewel-case (8-5)

12. Academic work yet to be checked is spotless (8)

13. Disperse the heat waves (7)

15. One of the first toys to cause irritation (6)

18. Find the depth to install pipes (5)

19. Pet name for clearing the runway of fog! (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Fool (5)

4. Sleep (7)

8. Hopelessness (7)

9. Dignify (5)

10. Experience (4)

11. Dislike (8)

13. Raised (4)

14. Cosy (4)

16. Produce (8)

17. Bolt (4)

20. Obliged (5)

21. Outstanding (7)

22. Outermost (7)

23. Sediment (5)

Down

1. Tireless (13)

2. Publish (5)

3. Salver (4)

4. Contend (6)

5. Accurate (8)

6. Demeanour (7)

7. Memory (13)

12. Envy (8)

13. Feast (7)

15. Blow (6)

18. Shelf (5)

19. Chief (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Bush; 3 Gainsaid; 8 Seer; 9 Stagnant; 11 Beat about the; 13 Deduct; 14 Clutch; 17 Scatterbrain; 20 Homework; 21 Fore; 22 Pastries; 23 News.

Down: 1 Busybody; 2 Steward; 4 Author; 5 Nightclubs; 6 Awash; 7 Date; 10 Watchtower; 12 Chanters; 15 Tea rose; 16 Degree; 18 Combs; 19 Chip.

QUICK

Across: 1 Cast; 3 Permeate; 8 Near; 9 Grandeur; 11 In good health; 13 Corner; 14 Finite; 17 All of a sudden; 20 Verbally; 21 Blue; 22 Dressing; 23 Less.

Down: 1 Convince; 2 Stagger; 4 Earthy; 5 Mendacious; 6 Alert; 7 Earn; 10 Come to pass; 12 Keenness; 15 Indulge; 16 Call on; 18 Large; 19 Avid.