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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

4. Shocking threats make one a nervous wreck (7)

8. Means to rebuild around one town on the Somme (6)

9. Price paid for stocking (7)

10. In the storm, it tends to be on hand (6)

11. In English, you and I making an observation (6)

12. By which one may reach The Hook of Holland - or Athens, maybe (5,3)

18. For example, the cane isn’t to be used (8)

20. In search of the first of the sweets for dessert (6)

21. Used by the hatchet-man in the polar expedition? (3-3)

22. Everybody in favour of party novelty (7)

23. They are found in the air rifles when dismantled (6)

24. Speech will show where one lives (7)

Down

1. Train me to change gear (7)

2. This bird pecked another one (7)

3. To cause an entanglement, she gets involved with men (6)

5. Impetuous types with fevered brows? (8)

6. He goes round as a painter (6)

7. Gradually moving towards the border (6)

13. They cut out a ballet movement (8)

14. Wild enough to daunt me, maybe (7)

15. Back a revolution by the Irish (7)

16. A loud onslaught will make you apprehensive (6)

17. Cashier the informer (6)

19. Try to get the ball from the rigging (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Enlarge (7)

8. Comment (6)

9. Thrive (7)

10. Chimney (6)

11. Coma (6)

12. Surly (8)

18. Impeach (8)

20. Spirit (6)

21. Energy (6)

22. Assortment (7)

23. Travelling show (6)

24. Treachery (7)

Down

1. Preamble (7)

2. Threatening (7)

3. Trial (6)

5. Long run (8)

6. Native sailor (6)

7. Savage (6)

13. Owing (8)

14. Bill (7)

15. Go back (7)

16. Respect (6)

17. Price-list (6)

19. Source (6)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Ides of March; 9 Mum; 10 Directive; 11 Levee; 13 Spin out; 14 Carter; 16 Senior; 18 Tea-rose; 19 Steam; 20 Originate; 21 Ass; 22 Rent asunder.

Down: 2 Dom; 3 Sedge; 4 Forest; 5 Ascribe; 6 Crinoline; 7 Implication; 8 Westernmost; 12 Versatile; 15 Egotist; 17 Sedans; 19 Stern; 21 Ace.

QUICK

Across: 1 Misanthrope; 9 Ore; 10 Provident; 11 Dusky; 13 Noisier; 14 Shoddy; 16 Egoist; 18 Recluse; 19 Shell; 20 Prankster; 21 Axe; 22 Thunderbolt.

Down: 2 Ire; 3 Apply; 4 Thorny; 5 Raining; 6 Precipice; 7 Nondescript; 8 Story-teller; 12 Slowcoach; 15 Drunken; 17 Gentle; 19 Scrub; 21 Ail.