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Todya’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. As craft firm dealing in weapons ... (4,7)

9. ... summit demands some action to prevent operations (3)

10. Spread of former strained relations (9)

11. There’s an evil spirit in the diadem, one is told (5)

13. French capitalist not doing justice to amusement park (7)

14. Priest forms new band (6)

16. Ignore such an area (6)

18. Wrongly name a single flower (7)

19. Because not again heartfelt (5)

20. Keenly fought contest in which 100 don’t win (5,4)

21. Take to court, but issue is lost (3)

22. Does it yield much food for thought? (7,4)

Down

2. Epitaph for a profligate? (3)

3. There may be yarn in leaders seeking kudos even in newspapers (5)

4. Confirm if a try is in order (6)

5. Fine can provide the money (7)

6. Mimicry of a literary work adapting an old style (9)

7. State aid can turn out to be a remote possibility (2,1,8)

8. What it costs to charm one’s way in? (8,3)

12. Partly dotty signalling system (5,4)

15. Top rose is really the worst (7)

17. Remember to pay another visit? (6)

19. Tames source of motive power (5)

21. Child in unseasonable clothing (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Mankind-hater (11)

9. Male (3)

10. Law (9)

11. Renovate (5)

13. Endorse (7)

14. Peep (6)

16. Sociable (6)

18. Dispose (7)

19. Swift (5)

20. Loitering (9)

21. Fuss (3)

22. Profanation (11)

Down

2. Tavern (3)

3. Vigilant (5)

4. Coma (6)

5. Suite (7)

6. Cliff face (9)

7. Unassailable (11)

8. Excitement (11)

12. Scent (9)

15. Yield (7)

17. Elder (6)

19. Battle (5)

21. Previously (3)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Creates; 7 Sedan; 9 Knead; 10 Borough; 12 Certainties; 14 Peppermints; 18 Stunted; 19 Worry; 21 Weary; 22 Capsize.

Down: 1 Crane; 2 Palate; 3 Tee; 4 Retort; 5 Tangles; 8 Codicil; 11 Stories; 13 Settled; 15 Pantry; 16 Taoism; 17 Prize; 20 Bar.

QUICK

Across: 6 Painful; 7 Rebut; 9 Aloud; 10 Variety; 12 Perspective; 14 Discontinue; 18 Quicken; 19 Gloom; 21 Reply; 22 Inhabit.

Down: 1 Early; 2 Infuse; 3 Mud; 4 Depict; 5 Furtive; 8 Javelin; 11 Asunder; 13 Rivulet; 15 Cackle; 16 Unload; 17 Comic; 20 Ant.