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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Make oneself subject to being at home with the dog (5)

4. She’s arriving without a ring, causing the shakes (7)

8. Create panic about the Spanish bird (7)

9. Gesture one doesn’t care to make (5)

10. Make one’s mark during a tour of Bletchley (4)

11. Girl with a ring - worn round the neck! (8)

13. Not in time for the dish - missed the starter (4)

14. heard to plead for the victim (4)

16. Went faster than a cop duet, possibly (8)

17. June 1st – suitable to start enjoying humour (4)

20. I melodise soundly when freezing (5)

21. Late up – a change is needed at high level (7)

22. It supports the board (7)

23. He lit the wrong match, being flexible (5)

Down

1. He provides a change of character (13)

2. Painful condition, carrying out an oil change in the Cricket Club (5)

3. Take nothing away from the choir, they all seem wealthy (4)

4. Period of fine weather at this part of the week? (6)

5. People in the know taking cover? (8)

6. Nancy doesn’t start to slip up, but is prone to making mistakes (7)

7. Make us great in song to identify a performer (9,4)

12. Truly there are no deviations (8)

13. Room inside the French framework (7)

15. Persons doing exercises with a broken pole (6)

18. Open and above, the first of the timeshares (5)

19. Cry like a mammal, we hear (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Ensnare (5)

4. Width (7)

8. Nil (7)

9. Rascal (5)

10. Anger (4)

11. Manual worker (8)

13. Slide (4)

14. Dross (4)

16. Console (8)

17. Throw (4)

20. Drive (5)

21. Disorderly (7)

22. Theft (7)

23. Rustic (5)

Down

1. Disputatious (13)

2. Sum (5)

3. Greet (4)

4. Mendicant (6)

5. Secrete (8)

6. Drawing (7)

7. Pedantic (13)

12. Melt (8)

13. Scurry (7)

15. Awkward (6)

18. Moving (5)

19. Just (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Proscribe; 8 Ream; 9 Remission; 10 Arched; 11 Tramp; 14 Depot; 15 Ergo; 16 Strip; 18 Well; 20 Admit; 21 Earth; 24 Better; 25 Put on airs; 26 Done; 27 Amethysts.

Down: 1 Break down; 2 Catchpole; 4 Reed; 5 Skier; 6 Resume; 7 Boos; 9 Rents; 11 Torch; 12 Promotion; 13 Contorted; 17 Panes; 19 Lay-out 22 Tracy; 23 Guam; 24 Brat.

QUICK

Across: 3 Emphasise; 8 Heat; 9 Stalemate; 10 Rubble; 11 Sever; 14 Ashen; 15 Rife; 16 Tress; 18 Alps; 20 Camel; 21 Swift; 24 Dry run; 25 Partition; 26 Alms; 27 Powerless.

Down: 1 Charlatan; 2 Lamb chops; 4 Mate; 5 Halve; 6 Summer; 7 Site; 9 Slant; 11 Sweat; 12 Rigmarole; 13 Replenish; 17 Scorn; 19 Swathe; 22 Fatal; 23 Sago; 24 Dogs.