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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. Produces a secret amendment (7)

7. Saloon car coming from the Andes (5)

9. Sounds like a necessity to make some dough (5)

10. Town branch holding the gold (7)

12. Apparently they can’t lose undoubted restrictions (11)

14. Confections made from herb covered in capsicums (11)

18. Indulged in gimmicks that are not properly developed (7)

19. Line put back by the railway causes concern (5)

21. Cautious about the end of the race, showing signs of fatigue (5)

22. Come to grief at sea - it depends how big-headed one is! (7)

Down

1. A weight-lifter is one with a large bill (5)

2. Buddy took food according to taste (6)

3. Kind of square from which one drives off (3)

4. Scientific equipment will produce the answer (6)

5. Snarls up at the corner in back-street (7)

8. One is willing to append this (7)

11. They’re related to one in the stocks (7)

13. Took up permanent residence and footed the bill (7)

15. Be curious about insect in food store (6)

16. I will get involved in a most strange eastern cult (6)

17. Think much of the trophy (5)

20. Part of the hostelry is almost stripped (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Hurting (7)

7. Disprove (5)

9. Audibly (5)

10. Assortment (7)

12. Outlook (11)

14. Stop (11)

18. Hasten (7)

19. Melancholy (5)

21. Answer (5)

22. Live in (7)

Down

1. Premature (5)

2. Instil (6)

3. Mire (3)

4. Portray (6)

5. Stealthy (7)

8. Spear (7)

11. Apart (7)

13. Stream (7)

15. Harsh laugh (6)

16. Discharge (6)

17. Humorous (5)

20. Insect (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Arable; 8 Armour; 10 Chapter; 11 Sally; 12 Lest; 13 Aided; 17 Naiad; 18 Hole; 22 Leant; 23 Capitol; 24 Finger; 25 Planes.

Down: 1 Catcall; 2 Malaise; 3 Flats; 4 Crosses; 5 Fools; 6 Prays; 9 Ordinance; 14 Farther; 15 Routine; 16 Realise; 19 Bluff; 20 Banns; 21 Opals.

QUICK

Across: 7 Loathe; 8 Motion; 10 Engrave; 11 Range; 12 Core; 13 Alley; 17 Being; 18 Fete; 22 Aglow; 23 Surfeit; 24 Demure; 25 Loving.

Down: 1 Fluency; 2 Haggard; 3 Cheat; 4 Journey; 5 Fiend; 6 Angel; 9 Replenish; 14 Network; 15 Benefit; 16 Vestige; 19 Gaudy; 20 Clump; 21 Groom.