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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Provides weapons for members (4)

8. Duplicate of the same type (6,4)

9. Open clash that reveals the strength of one’s hand (8)

10. Rounds of drinks (4)

12. Rushes off for some soda (6)

14. It’s enough to drive one to drink (6)

15. Wave put in the hair (6)

17. Glutton takes an age to finish a bird (6)

18. Skylight (4)

19. Push the boat out and depart (5,3)

21. Not right in front, having been forgotten (4,6)

22. Hot dish produces worry (4)

Down

2. Not mistaken concerning an order (5,5)

3. A direction to lower a boat (4)

4. First impressions are convincing (6)

5. Lines for a child over ten (6)

6. Having a row? (8)

7. One may get one’s hooks into them (4)

11. Job centre? (4,6)

13. There’s a lot of laughter when a girl swallows it (8)

16. First film shots of stampedes (6)

17. A successful film company will make and show it (6)

18. The Italian sun-fish (4)

20. Objects and doesn’t go on (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Beseech (4)

8. Professed (10)

9. Exultant (8)

10. Tube (4)

12. Frank (6)

14. Recluse (6)

15. Boil (6)

17. Clergyman (6)

18. Soon (4)

19. Calm (8)

21. Temporary transfer (10)

22. Level (4)

Down

2. Good name (10)

3. Hindu ascetic (4)

4. Maroon (6)

5. Grab (6)

6. Scatter (8)

7. Present (4)

11. Uncultured (10)

13. Realm (8)

16. Dwell (6)

17. Vocation (6)

18. Too (4)

20. Observe (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Exodus; 8 Grocer; 10 Incline; 11 Darts; 12 Airs; 13 Stone; 17 Grips; 18 Salt; 22 Scrap; 23 Dormice; 24 Etcher; 25 Picnic.

Down: 1 Decimal; 2 Concord; 3 Music; 4 Trident; 5 Scare; 6 Arose; 9 Centipede; 14 Triplet; 15 Radiant; 16 Stretch; 19 Usher; 20 Price; 21 Brain.

QUICK

Across: 7 Knight; 8 Robber; 10 Precise; 11 Usual; 12 Eats; 13 Delay; 17 Whist; 18 Fair; 22 Cheap; 23 Oration; 24 Rubber; 25 Repair.

Down: 1 Skipper; 2 Liberty; 3 Chair; 4 Popular; 5 About; 6 Droll; 9 Recession; 14 Chapter; 15 Capital; 16 Granary; 19 Scorn; 20 Derby; 21 Navel.