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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

ACROSS

1. Outlandish rental on a deer’s head? (6)

4. Guard in battle next to study (6)

9. An indication of juicy pickings to be made soon? (6-7)

10. Whistler whose art is sticking to the rules (7)

11. Being disguised in a veil (5)

12. Notch up twenty (5)

14. Avoid American car (5)

18. See in south area shrouded by cloth (5)

19. Joy abounds in tale retold about love (7)

21. Instructor of fishy group and naughty cheater (6-7)

22. Tried to set about Edward (6)

23. Irritate with sharp tool (6)

DOWN

1. A directors’ gathering on the ship (6)

2. A sign for rate reduction? (7,6)

3. Keen on Eastern exotic gear (5)

5. Fruit served with a cod and ova diced (7)

6. Marked out as eminent (13)

7. Amount of anaesthetic? (6)

8. See bouncing baby around Oriental convent (5)

13. Take a break from mineral fix (7)

15. Shut model cupboard (6)

16. Using cogs for grinders (5)

17. Cracked nut on French road is not straight (6)

20. Gem of an opening? (5)

QUICK PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. Ripe (6)

4. Cadge (6)

9. Skin specialist (13)

10. Ghost (7)

11. Different (5)

12. Sac (5)

14. Radiant (5)

18. Proprietor (5)

19. Opposed (7)

21. Clandestine (13)

22. Cushioned (6)

23. Span (6)

DOWN

1. Unassuming (6)

2. Triangular (5-8)

3. Respond (5)

5. Lengthen (7)

6. Locality (13)

7. Whole (6)

8. Slum (5)

13. Procession (7)

15. Talk (6)

16. Squander (5)

17. Tenant (6)

20. Elector (5)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Turn the screw; 7 Bored; 8 Ratio; 9 Dog; 10 Tram-lines; 11 Rueful; 12 Fitter; 15 Throbbing; 17 Tea; 18 Rumba; 19 Eagle; 21 Bowling green. Down: 1 Thunder-storm; 2 Tar; 3 Endear; 4 Carolling; 5 Eaten; 6 Conservation; 7 Bugle; 10 Thumbnail; 13 Title; 14 Pigeon; 16 Romeo; 20 Gag. QUICK - Across: 1 Constituency; 7 Shear; 8 Cover; 9 Use; 10 Eloquence; 11 Shroud; 12 Ravine; 15 Repulsive; 17 Gas; 18 Binge; 19 Slope; 21 Contrariwise. Down: 1 Circumscribe; 2 Tie; 3 Terror; 4 Encourage; 5 Coven; 6 Irreversible; 7 Smear; 10 Ebullient; 13 Ingle; 14 Fiesta; 16 Pinto; 20 Obi.