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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

4. Got name wrong of artistic collection (7)

8. Growths seen when heavenly bodies lose direction (6)

9. Guided horse around the queen (7)

10. Marching together - on foot (6)

11. Two different directions to art-gallery’s property (6)

12. In concert to capture woman (8)

18. Bouncers served at table (4-4)

20. Plan to use some chemicals in the south-east (6)

21. Lead into wood to see the writer (6)

22. Wanted animal man in mixed school (7)

23. Senor’s unfortunately making noises when lying (6)

24. It’s pointless to cut down (7)

Down

1. Dashes to leave mark in ship (7)

2. A South African custom to eat it? (7)

3. Good man eats ash, perhaps? That’s the way! (6)

5. Quickly getting out of prison (2,3,3)

6. Even number score (6)

7. Attempt to get ambassador and non-drinker into part of city (6)

13. Don’t wish for more when situation is lost (8)

14. Agreement for rope trick first (7)

15. Evergreen showing no signs of dying (7)

16. Re-assembled cast take in alternative performers (6)

17. Disclose that Valerie goes about without one (6)

19. They try to conserve vegetables (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Assign (7)

8. Mad (6)

9. Forsake (7)

10. Use (6)

11. Show (6)

12. Trickster (8)

18. Dormant (8)

20. Deprived (6)

21. Remember (6)

22. Wither (7)

23. Mettle (6)

24. Aver (7)

Down

1. Varying (7)

2. Sterilised (7)

3. Embrace (6)

5. Sink (8)

6. Stale (6)

7. Spot (6)

13. Languid (8)

14. Competition (7)

15. Nimbleness (7)

16. Tie (6)

17. Credence (6)

19. Not liable (6)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Commonplace; 9 Inn; 10 Note-cases; 11 Pleas; 13 Carbine; 14 Squash; 16 Repast; 18 Teatime; 19 Arena; 20 Orientals; 21 Sol; 22 Under the sea.

Down: 2 Own; 3 Minos; 4 Notice; 5 Lucerne; 6 Castigate; 7 Disposition; 8 Essentially; 12 Education; 15 Science; 17 Recant; 19 Aisle; 21 She.

QUICK

Across: 1 Proficiency; 9 Urn; 10 Eloquence; 11 Slash; 13 Chatter; 14 Attest; 16 Retard; 18 Tenfold; 19 Tenet; 20 Animation; 21 Cur; 22 Independent.

Down: 2 Run; 3 Fresh; 4 Choice; 5 Educate; 6 Constrain; 7 Substantial; 8 Depredatory; 12 Attention; 15 Storage; 17 Advise; 19 Tuned; 21 Can.