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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. He hopes to find you well (6)

4. Such a position in society is often symbolically expressed (6)

9. Realise and convey how one may act the part of a servant (5,3,5)

10. Thwarted by interbreeding? (7)

11. Beer-mug I sent for (5)

12. Dusty sort of room (5)

14. Pakistan’s greatest current asset (5)

18. House deposit? (5)

19. Conducted the meeting with ice-hard resolve (7)

21. Noisy debate is still logical (5,8)

22. One may get stains on these materials easily enough (6)

23. A number relaxed and stopped (6)

Down

1. Fault and default (6)

2. Certainly confident (7,1,5)

3. Character of those who are different (5)

5. Friar’s at home and eats heartily (5,2)

6. Just a fraction of a rugby team (5-8)

7. Work of intelligence (6)

8. Pole writes a poem (5)

13. Debtor needs to go bust in the city (7)

15. Their function is to secure quiet in class (6)

16. The team’s points amount to 20 (5)

17. Revised point I’d raised with Edward (6)

20. The alternative in France is grave (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Systematise (6)

4. Subtract (6)

9. Arm-waving (13)

10. Pain-killer (7)

11. Heading (5)

12. Cite (5)

14. Frighten (5)

18. Ring (5)

19. Advise (7)

21. Haunting (13)

22. Smaller (6)

23. Association (6)

Down

1. Brandy (6)

2. Debauchery (13)

3. Pixie (5)

5. Stretchable (7)

6. Dull (13)

7. Affectionate (6)

8. Hushed (5)

13. Defame (7)

15. Legitimate (6)

16. Inadequate (5)

17. Dive (6)

20. Custom (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Single seater; 7 Altar; 8 Cameo; 9 Pat; 10 Enteritis; 11 Recipe; 12 Danger; 15 Recession; 17 Arc; 18 India; 19 Atlas; 21 Statistician.

Down: 1 Self-portrait; 2 Let; 3 Strata; 4 Ascertain; 5 Emmet; 6 Construction; 7 Attic; 10 En passant; 13 Gears; 14 Rivals; 16 Cadet; 20 Lei.

QUICK

Across: 1 Simultaneous; 7 Buyer; 8 Chide; 9 All; 10 Challenge; 11 Beware; 12 Gadget; 15 Lightsome; 17 Vie; 18 Slack; 19 Awful; 21 Heart-strings.

Down: 1 Somnambulist; 2 Lay; 3 Abroad; 4 Exculpate; 5 Union; 6 Nevertheless; 7 Below; 10 Caretaker; 13 Gavel; 14 Morass; 16 Grave; 20 Fir.