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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. A baler, when adjusted, can be worked by the farmer (6)

8. Was it assumed by the mail-man? (6)

10. Part of the book associated with the dean (7)

11. Sarah to rush forth (5)

12. In case a piece of chenille stretches (4)

13. Helped one in dead trouble! (5)

17. Diana affected by the spirit of spring (5)

18 . The result of boring activity (4)

22. The French social worker wasn’t upright (5)

23. Feature of Rome could be an optical illusion (7)

24. Kind of print for the index, maybe (6)

25. Are soft runways needed for them? (6)

Down

1. Miaow! (7)

2. A feeling of unease if sea-mail goes astray (7)

3. They provide accommodation for stage scenery (5)

4. More than one vote goes to the other side (7)

5. Deceives those who rush in (5)

6. Earnestly asks for glorification, one hears (5)

9. Decree that puts one among the heavy artillery (9)

14. Parent can be heard at a greater distance (7)

15. Keeping to this, I could be in one rut (7)

16. See how to turn goods into cash (7)

19. A steep bank - or is it just pretence? (5)

20. Despite what we hear, they don’t stop the match (5)

21. Jewels mean nothing to friends (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Detest (6)

8. Movement (6)

10. Etch (7)

11. Scope (5)

12. Centre (4)

13. Passage (5)

17. Existence (5)

18. Gala (4)

22. Radiant (5)

23. Glut (7)

24. Coy (6)

25. Affectionate (6)

Down

1. Volubility (7)

2. Gaunt (7)

3. Deceive (5)

4. Voyage (7)

5. Demon (5)

6. Cherub (5)

9. Refill (9)

14. Mesh (7)

15. Advantage (7)

16. Trace (7)

19. Garish (5)

20. Bunch (5)

21. Stableman (5)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Dowser; 4 Status; 9 Fetch and carry; 10 Crossed; 11 Stein; 12 Study; 14 Indus; 18 Lodge; 19 Chaired; 21 Sound argument; 22 Satins; 23 Ceased.

Down: 1 Defect; 2 Without a doubt; 3 Ethos; 5 Tucks in; 6 Three-quarters; 7 Spying; 8 Anode; 13 Dresden; 15 Clasps; 16 Score; 17 Edited; 20 Acute.

QUICK

Across: 1 Codify; 4 Deduct; 9 Gesticulation; 10 Anodyne; 11 Title; 12 Quote; 14 Scare; 18 Arena; 19 Counsel; 21 Frequentation; 22 Lesser; 23 League.

Down: 1 Cognac; 2 Dissoluteness; 3 Fairy; 5 Elastic; 6 Uninteresting; 7 Tender; 8 Quiet; 13 Traduce; 15 Lawful; 16 Scant; 17 Plunge; 20 Usage.