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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

4. Silly when I am not yet ten (7)

8. Military policeman’s bird (6)

9. A prisoner to find guilty (7)

10. The wood is left brown (6)

11. Like one who has tasted defeat? (6)

12. It feels like a canvas shelter with new lace trimming (8)

18. Victoria’s census reveals a nobleman (8)

20. Article about Dave returning to US state (6)

21. Doesn’t catch unmarried women (6)

22. American in Paris, perhaps, or old Germany (7)

23. Member brewing tea for envoy (6)

24. Obtain bird in clean cage? (7)

Down

1. Quietly tell the bishop (7)

2. Unyielding like a pop star? (7)

3. Approached artist with photographic device (6)

5. Observe fewer to be perfectly clean (8)

6. Beginner without bad habits? (6)

7. Metal coin (6)

13. Offhand and possibly laughing (8)

14. Eastern European and American involvement in Iran’s revolution (7)

15. Hides cricket prize on the street (7)

16. Fear of winter Rory has (6)

17. Wine served in pubs on account (6)

19. Race I’m running in place of war (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Level of command (7)

8. Communication with God (6)

9. Unbeliever (7)

10. Ace (6)

11. Choice (6)

12. Indolent (8)

18. Fragrant (8)

20. Collision (6)

21. Rigorous (6)

22. Akin (7)

23. Shed (4-2)

24. Become ill again (7)

Down

1. Pacify (7)

2. Satire (7)

3. Examine (6)

5. Solaced (8)

6. Lives (6)

7. Feline animal (6)

13. Citadel (8)

14. Merciful (7)

15. Cowboy hat (7)

16. Obstruct (6)

17. Fruit (6)

19. Beginning (6)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Arms traffic; 9 Top; 10 Extension; 11 Demon; 13 Funfair; 14 Stripe; 16 Region; 18 Anemone; 19 Since; 20 Close race; 21 Sue; 22 Fertile mind

Down: 2 Rip; 3 Skein; 4 Ratify; 5 Finance; 6 Imitation; 7 At a distance; 8 Entrance fee; 12 Morse code; 15 Poorest; 17 Recall; 19 Steam; 21 Son.

QUICK

Across: 1 Misanthrope; 9 Man; 10 Enactment; 11 Refit; 13 Confirm; 14 Glance; 16 Genial; 18 Arrange; 19 Fleet; 20 Lingering; 21 Ado; 22 Desecration.

Down: 2 Inn; 3 Alert; 4 Trance; 5 Retinue; 6 Precipice; 7 Impregnable; 8 Stimulation; 12 Fragrance; 15 Concede; 17 Senior; 19 Fight; 21 Ago.