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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. It takes one for a ride (6,6)

7. Bert and Jack in church (5)

8. Arrived with nothing, but got relief work (5)

9. Small encouragement for an Irishman (3)

10. Come in, it is not an infectious disease (9)

11. Price change has a point in cookery instruction (6)

12. Beware of it coming out of the garden (6)

15. Once rises develop on the stock market it may disappear (9)

17. The French maid’s home address (3)

18. Country taking in reciprocal aid (5)

19. A sailor returns a set of maps (5)

21. He figures a great deal in population surveys (12)

Down

1. Not how other people would picture you? (4-8)

2. Allowed to have a tenant (3)

3. The way a sailor puts up beds (6)

4. Find out how death must be regarded (9)

5. Worker encountered me coming up first (5)

6. Interpretation which requires some building up (12)

7. Yet one wouldn’t pay a high rent for it (5)

10. How one takes a pawn, by the way (2,7)

13. They are in a box in the car (5)

14. Playful competitors? (6)

16. Commission will bump up his earnings (5)

20. Garland obtained with Romanian money (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Coincident (12)

7. Purchaser (5)

8. Scold (5)

9. Wholly (3)

10. Dare (9)

11. Look out (6)

12. Device (6)

15. Merry (9)

17. Compete (3)

18. Loose (5)

19. Terrible (5)

21. Feelings (5-7)

Down

1. Sleepwalker (12)

2. Put (3)

3. Overseas (6)

4. Acquit (9)

5. Alliance (5)

6. Yet (12)

7. Under (5)

10. Custodian (9)

13. Mallet (5)

14. Swamp (6)

16. Serious (5)

20. Conifer (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 4 Approve; 8 Abates; 9 Classic; 10 Go into; 11 Tiller; 12 Roadster; 18 Overturn; 20 Pushtu; 21 Meadow; 22 Offence; 23 Detail; 24 Protest. Down: 1 Bangers; 2 Capital; 3 Depths; 5 Palm-tree; 6 Rustle; 7 Veiled; 13 Trounces; 14 Sun-dial; 15 Ink-well; 16 Buffer; 17 Threat; 19 Reefer.

QUICK

Across: 4 Fissure; 8 Elated; 9 Avarice; 10 Sobbed; 11 Nudity; 12 Vigilant; 18 Circular; 20 Bureau; 21 Tunnel; 22 Natural; 23 Closed; 24 Receded. Down: 1 Pensive; 2 Garbage; 3 Reveal; 5 Inventor; 6 Stride; 7 Recite; 13 Accurate; 14 Illness; 15 Prelude; 16 Curate; 17 Resume; 19 Couple.