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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. Selected the Japanese name for Korea (6)

8. Mineral water may be measured in it, say (6)

10. Alternatively I land perhaps first or second, say (7)

11. Shady leafy shelter for a violinist? (5)

12. He brings back the post (4)

13. Fastener put on a snooker ball? (5)

17. Girl in a yacht (5)

18. Fur coats, one hears, for a scheming woman (4)

22. Make amends soon after midnight? (5)

23. He flies from Yugoslavia to Romania (7)

24. Confection that’s doubly good in Paris (6)

25. Concerning charitable gifts for sovereign states (6)

Down

1. In which children are taught swimming? (7)

2. Splendid time for a greeting (4,3)

3. A female copper (5)

4. A slipper from which one drinks? (7)

5. Sketched as tired-looking (5)

6. Colour guide to a river (5)

9. He’s a fool to obstruct the principal (9)

14. Sailor taking metal to resort (7)

15. Pilots flying to the south with guns (7)

16. Without stopping to put your thoughts into words? (7)

19. Live with a girl, perhaps (5)

20. Discovered nothing in the kitty (5)

21. Send back an hourglass, for example (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Costume (6)

8. Ice (6)

10. Judgement (7)

11. Facade (5)

12. Notch (4)

13. Raise (5)

17. Legal (5)

18. Centre (4)

22. Principle (5)

23. Ointment (7)

24. Quiet (6)

25. Loiter (6)

Down

1. Nunnery (7)

2. Draw (7)

3. Brilliant (5)

4. Lavish (7)

5. Under (5)

6. God (5)

9. Heinous (9)

14. Illness (7)

15. Alien (7)

16. Discourse (7)

19. Bog (5)

20. Inane (5)

21. Once more (5)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Grain; 4 Persist; 8 Visages; 9 Salve; 10 Nine; 11 Torments; 13 Rank; 14 Irks; 16 Hide-away; 17 Epic; 20 Alack; 21 Tribute; 22 Treadle; 23 Orbit.

Down: 1 Given new heart; 2 Arson; 3 Nigh; 4 Pistol; 5 Rosemary; 6 Islands; 7 Treasure-chest; 12 Unmarked; 13 Radiate; 15 Rattle; 18 Plumb; 19 Fido.

QUICK

Across: 1 Idiot; 4 Slumber; 8 Despair; 9 Exalt; 10 Feel; 11 Aversion; 13 Bred; 14 Snug; 16 Generate; 17 Flee; 20 Bound; 21 Overdue; 22 Extreme; 23 Dregs.

Down: 1 Indefatigable; 2 Issue; 3 Tray; 4 Strive; 5 Unerring; 6 Bearing; 7 Retentiveness; 12 Begrudge; 13 Banquet; 15 Stroke; 18 Ledge; 19 Head.