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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. Sex duo moving - moving out! (6)

8. Shopkeeper is more extreme, it is said (6)

10. Tend to slope (7)

11. Dunderhead’s skills with arrows (5)

12. Displays songs (4)

13. Weight of small rock (5)

17. Holds on to bags (5)

18. Altered last season (4)

22. Refuse to have a fight? (5)

23. Decor I’m altering for little creatures (7)

24. Sketch eradicated partly by engraver (6)

25. Choose to steal, we hear, at outdoor feast (6)

Down

1. Claimed wrongly, but has a point (7)

2. Hundred on line have agreement (7)

3. The food of love? (5)

4. Missile having three-pronged attack! (7)

5. Races around to frighten (5)

6. Got up for a flower (5)

9. Creepy-crawly makes decent pie! (9)

14. One of three little ones, quiet in disturbed litter (7)

15. Painter gets princess and worker together looking very happy (7)

16. Get longer prison sentence (7)

19. Attendant places us next to that lady (5)

20. Priest receiving hard water will pay this (5)

21. British sort of weather is all in the mind (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Chess-piece (6)

8. Criminal (6)

10. Exact (7)

11. Normal (5)

12. Consumes (4)

13. Hold-up (5)

17. Card-game (5)

18. Just (4)

22. Inexpensive (5)

23. Speech (7)

24. Eraser (6)

25. Mend (6)

Down

1. Captain (7)

2. Freedom (7)

3. Seat (5)

4. Well-liked (7)

5. Concerning (5)

6. Comical (5)

9. Economic downturn (9)

14. Division of a book (7)

15. Chief city (7)

16. Grain-store (7)

19. Contempt (5)

20. Horse-race (5)

21. Belly-button (5)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Incur; 4 Shivers; 8 Pelican; 9 Shrug; 10 Etch; 11 Bandanna; 13 Late; 14 Prey; 16 Outpaced; 17 Joke; 20 Icing; 21 Plateau; 22 Trestle; 23 Lithe.

Down: 1 Impressionist; 2 Colic; 3 Rich; 4 Sunday; 5 Insiders; 6 Errancy; 7 Signature tune; 12 Straight; 13 Lattice; 15 People; 18 Overt; 19 Wail.

QUICK

Across: 1 Catch; 4 Breadth; 8 Nothing; 9 Scamp; 10 Rile; 11 Labourer; 13 Slip; 14 Scum; 16 Reassure; 17 Cast; 20 Impel; 21 Chaotic; 22 Larceny; 23 Rural.

Down: 1 Controversial; 2 Total; 3 Hail; 4 Beggar; 5 Ensconce; 6 Diagram; 7 Hypercritical; 12 Dissolve; 13 Scamper; 15 Tricky; 18 Astir; 19 Fair.