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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. Let everyone spend the weekend in being overdrawn (7)

7. Of a stone in weight? (5)

9. Accessory for Jumbo or Ivy, perhaps (5)

10. Observe the unusual state of being long-winded (7)

12. Formal demand is quiet, or in a different setting (11)

14. Brief appearance at a railway station? (7,4)

18. Lucidity at lyric composing (7)

19. Disastrous consequence of boy being overweight (5)

21. Archery shot the winners got in the middle (5)

22. Owl on a journey round Gateshead, that’s a mistake! (3,4)

Down

1. There’s nothing wicked about this fruit! (5)

2. Origin of the sound of impudence (6)

3. Desire to make money (3)

4. Talk inconsequentially about a novice (6)

5. A craving for fruit? (7)

8. Continue in the manufacture of stripes (7)

11. High standard illuminated in the wharf (7)

13. Local man gets cross with mass gathering (7)

15. Shrill sound of the shrike, perhaps (6)

16. Fruit eaten by an ogre, possibly (6)

17. Craft that goes up and down (5)

20. Company figure? (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Fragile (7)

7. Spate (5)

9. Tally (5)

10. Trip (7)

12. Gesture (11)

14. Unconquerable (11)

18. Chief city (7)

19. Emit (5)

21. Release (5)

22. Frighten (7)

Down

1. Fissure (5)

2. Fast (6)

3. Cunning (3)

4. Flowery (6)

5. Propriety (7)

8. Hide (7)

11. Moral (7)

13. Weird (7)

15. Source (6)

16. Sheen (6)

17. Drink (5)

20. Marry (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Behind; 4 Hatpin; 9 Work with a will; 10 Arousal; 11 Again; 12 Treat; 14 Steep; 18 Fears; 19 Logical; 21 In the same boat; 22 Murder; 23 Mealie.

Down: 1 Bow-saw; 2 Harbour-master; 3 Newts; 5 Adamant; 6 Private school; 7 Nylons; 8 Stall; 13 Austere; 15 Affirm; 16 Iliad; 17 Clothe; 20 Grebe.

QUICK

Across: 1 Dainty; 4 Scorch; 9 Recalcitrance; 10 Dungeon; 11 Exude; 12 Pinch; 14 Stoop; 18 Often; 19 Refusal; 21 Confectionery; 22 Drying; 23 Seemed.

Down: 1 Deride; 2 Inconsistency; 3 Tulle; 5 Current; 6 Run out of steam; 7 Heeded; 8 Giant; 13 Concern; 15 Forced; 16 Grate; 17 Flayed; 20 Froze.