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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. The ‘Swan’ at North Cone interchange provides food (4,2,3,3)

7. Grinding result of moral discrepancy (5)

8. A team scoring a duck at Maidenhead in principle (5)

9. Heavy-sounding barrel (3)

10. Waking up again to a real sour problem (9)

11. Pierce correctly and find the proper ingredients (6)

12. Have a look at some of the bowlers in the pavilion (6)

15. Bring in Turin code to decipher (9)

17. Reptile found living among the floorboards (3)

18. Lass getting lad in bother (5)

19. Archer’s objective is to head off Victor (5)

21. Point in truer fashion to a break in continuity (12)

Down

1. Seat in the north of England (12)

2. Flier with low turning circle (3)

3. Scottish attire worn by Sailor Brown? (6)

4. Expand upon a tale or be confused (9)

5. Moist, flexible leaves (5)

6. Improvement to meal, perhaps, before one makes a speech (12)

7. Excitable person reaching one hundred (5)

10. Expert in getting money back, the rogue! (9)

13. Burns ending up in the members’ bar (5)

14. Young person spending almost a month at Rio, possibly (6)

16. The number on the saw (5)

20. Hurry with the drink! (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. At greater length (12)

7. Documents (5)

8. Easy to see (5)

9. Mixed type (3)

10. Articulate (9)

11. Tempt (6)

12. Harry (6)

15. Dismiss (9)

17. Possess (3)

18. Repeated (5)

19. Ant (5)

21. Untimely (12)

Down

1. After-dinner (12)

2. Regret (3)

3. Habit (6)

4. Spying (9)

5. Get to know (5)

6. Irrational (12)

7. Live (5)

10. Maybe (9)

13. Concerning (5)

14. Crawls (6)

16. Tarnish (5)

20. Males (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 4 Montage; 8 Plants; 9 Steered; 10 Instep; 11 Estate; 12 Together; 18 Ping-pong; 20 Scheme; 21 Pencil; 22 Coveted; 23 Snores; 24 Useless.

Down: 1 Sprints; 2 Sausage; 3 Street; 5 On the run; 6 Twenty; 7 Ghetto; 13 Hopeless; 14 Concord; 15 Ageless; 16 Actors; 17 Reveal; 19 Greens.

QUICK

Across: 4 Ascribe; 8 Insane; 9 Abandon; 10 Employ; 11 Evince; 12 Swindler; 18 Sleeping; 20 Bereft; 21 Recall; 22 Shrivel; 23 Spirit; 24 Profess.

Down: 1 Diverse; 2 Aseptic; 3 Enfold; 5 Submerge; 6 Rancid; 7 Blotch; 13 Listless; 14 Rivalry; 15 Agility; 16 Tether; 17 Belief; 19 Exempt.