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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Musical effigies? (4,3,5)

7. I would get involved in wager concerning bathroom fitting (5)

8. I care about a shrub (5)

9. Good American man (3)

10. Place sand around to produce contoured features (9)

11. Plant a whale concealed (6)

12. Trick with marvellous conversation (6)

15. Novel question? (9)

17. Ring Virginia for eggs (3)

18. I sell spun fabric (5)

19. Instrument a rodent is returning (5)

21. Deck hand? (7,5)

Down

1. Top writer of 1984? (6,6)

2. Help with an unfinished opera (3)

3. Going out with for an age? (6)

4. Fail to stop on runway, having recovered from fire (9)

5. Name Allie’s changed (5)

6. Car workers successful on “What’s My Line”? (5,7)

7. ABC is rewritten as computer language (5)

10. Being relaxed with a garland, certainly (9)

13. Knock down a storey (5)

14. New unions in complete agreement (6)

16. Blackbird left on the river (5)

20. Some noticeable twitch (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Significant (12)

7. Beg (5)

8. Consumed (5)

9. Annoy (3)

10. Imposing (9)

11. Apache (6)

12. Wreckage (6)

15. Virago (9)

17. Firearm (3)

18. Bolt (5)

19. Beam (5)

21. Endless (12)

Down

1. Pacifying (12)

2. Freeze (3)

3. Charm (6)

4. Correction (9)

5. Bingo (5)

6. Excessive (12)

7. Prodded (5)

10. Warranty (9)

13. Just (5)

14. Cab (6)

16. Bird (5)

20. Barleybeard (3)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 4 Asinine; 8 Redcap; 9 Convict; 10 Lumber; 11 Licked; 12 Tentacle; 18 Viscount; 20 Nevada; 21 Misses; 22 Prussia; 23 Legate; 24 Procure.

Down: 1 Prelate; 2 Adamant; 3 Camera; 5 Spotless; 6 Novice; 7 Nickel; 13 Cavalier; 14 Russian; 15 Stashes; 16 Terror; 17 Barsac; 19 Crimea.

QUICK

Across: 4 Echelon; 8 Prayer; 9 Infidel; 10 Expert; 11 Option; 12 Slothful; 18 Redolent; 20 Impact; 21 Strict; 22 Related; 23 Lean-to; 24 Relapse.

Down: 1 Appease; 2 Lampoon; 3 Search; 5 Consoled; 6 Exists; 7 Ocelot; 13 Fortress; 14 Lenient; 15 Stetson; 16 Impede; 17 Banana; 19 Outset.