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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Top stud? (4)

3. Chap dishin’ out instrument (8)

8. Missing initial shouts of rowers? (4)

9. Fen marsh swallowed newcomer (8)

11. unfortunate leak from a better - one of the greats in Canada (4,8)

13. Calamity occurs inside, when Tim is happy (6)

14. Spot a blockage in a tiny hole (6)

17. Cooler in the kitchen? (12)

20. Loiter about during wild tango, then join in (3,5)

21. In the event, the american is back as a mystic (4)

22. There’s a rider about -he’s roman (8)

23. Plead over the right for a chunk of the arctic? (4)

Down

1. Torch reveals a stripper! (8)

2. Soothes after lashes? (7)

4. Abstract pub art is unexpected (6)

5. Those who put an end to warships? (10)

6. Branch with a love of athletic dance (5)

7. Number of pins, apparently, seen in embroidery (4)

10. Despair over two pounds added to Eastern sandal (10)

12. Looking hard around the left for a bird (8)

15. Serve cutlet with Eastern vegetable (7)

16. Ada has inside information on the programme (6)

18. Over-large composer? (5)

19. Rash dog who lost her head (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Conceited (4)

3. strife (8)

8. Fortune (4)

9. Theft (8)

11. drawback (12)

13. inert (6)

14. Bower (6)

17. insincere (12)

20. Beget (8)

21. unite (4)

22. unrivalled (8)

23. island (4)

Down

1. Confirm (8)

2. Tooth (7)

4. Bandit (6)

5. Fawning upon (10)

6. Cake decoration (5)

7. roman garment (4)

10. Extra (10)

12. Being there (8)

15. aromatic (7)

16. Exit (6)

18. Fireside (5)

19. Pile (4)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Magnificent; 9 assault; 10 Titan; 11 duper; 12 sardine; 13 ardent; 15 spigot; 18 accuser; 20 rupee; 22 india; 23 gnocchi; 24 Predicament.

Down: 2 aesop; 3 neutron; 4 Fetish; 5 Cater; 6 nothing; 7 saudi arabia; 8 anaesthetic;

14 decider; 16 Perform; 17 Tragic; 19 shard; 21 Pecan.

QUICK

Across: 1 Forestalled; 9 Endorse; 10 Cabin; 11 serve; 12 Culprit; 13 Excite; 15 recoup; 18 Traffic; 20

Circa; 22 vital; 23 Coastal; 24 Transaction.

Down: 2 Order; 3 Earnest; 4 Trench; 5 Local; 6 Embargo; 7 Perspective; 8 unstoppable; 14 Chatter; 16 Enchant; 17 acacia; 19 Felon; 21 ratio.