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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. If so charmed, it could be a time to beware of (4,2,5)

9. Parent saying nothing (3)

10. I have to follow straightforward instruction (9)

11. Reception in which the French will surround the first lady (5)

13. Protract the proceedings and point us the wrong way (4,3)

14. He transports the goods for the ex-President (6)

16. Sounds as though the Spaniard is more advanced (6)

18. Drink increased in price - that’s a bloomer (3-4)

19. Exercise restraint about a certain kind of power (5)

20. Start to speak about one snare (9)

21. A vessel used for carrying loads (3)

22. Split the house charge as below (4,7)

Down

2. Youth of the sixties upset a Benedictine priest (3)

3. Plant beginning to shoot on the border (5)

4. Foster strange sylvan setting (6)

5. Impute to a teacher of the Jewish law (7)

6. The inner coil needing adjustment when it was worn (9)

7. Inference that comes from a politician about the head of the Ministry (11)

8. Superlatively Occidental (11)

12. Somehow it reveals description of one who’s adaptable (9)

15. He’s exclusively self-conscious (7)

17. They were moved by the chairmen (6)

19. Sister Norma holds back (5)

21. One card expert (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Mankind-hater (11)

9. Mineral (3)

10. Thrifty (9)

11. Swarthy (5)

13. Louder (7)

14. Substandard (6)

16. Selfish person (6)

18. Hermit (7)

19. Projectile (5)

20. Joker (9)

21. Hatchet (3)

22. Lightning flash (11)

Down

2. Anger (3)

3. Administer (5)

4. Prickly (6)

5. Showering (7)

6. Cliff-face (9)

7. Indeterminate (11)

8. Narrator (5-6)

12. Tardy person (9)

15. Inebriated (7)

17. Mild (6)

19. Scour (5)

21. Afflict (3)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Allowed; 7 Carat; 9 Ivory; 10 Verbose; 12 Requisition; 14 Whistle stop; 18 Clarity; 19 Fatal; 21 Inner; 22 Own goal.

Down: 1 Olive; 2 Source; 3 Yen; 4 Rabbit; 5 Passion; 8 Persist; 11 Quality; 13 Phalanx; 15 Shriek; 16 Orange; 17 Kayak; 20 Two.

QUICK

Across: 6 Brittle; 7 Flood; 9 Score; 10 Journey; 12 Gesticulate; 14 Indomitable; 18 Capital; 19 Issue; 21 Untie; 22 Terrify.

Down: 1 Crack; 2 Starve; 3 Sly; 4 Floral; 5 Modesty; 8 Conceal; 11 Ethical; 13 Uncanny; 15 Origin; 16 Lustre; 17 Quaff; 20 Wed.