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Today’s grid.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. 1. Quietly long for cricket ground (5)

4. Feel happy to gloss over (5,2)

8. A question put to a tailless mite living in water (7)

9. Thick Poles in river (5)

10. Wrap for the headland (4)

11. Solo rug I found to be noble (8)

13. Vegetable model of fuel (4)

14. Season: one at sea (4)

16. Concern in Queer Street (8)

17. Wide-eyed, go back after silver (4)

20. Solid form worshipped (5)

21. Flavouring mixture of orange with nothing added (7)

22. Sodium aroma coming into being (7)

23. Body of men return needy to West End (5)

Down

1. Level of fitness needed by mountaineer! (4,9)

2. Model rear of winning card (5)

3. Wild heat leads to enmity (4)

4. Mark the French for a soft touch (6)

5. Moving below the street (5,3)

6. Worker away from home given leaflet (4-3)

7. Lobbyists try Reg’s purer soup mix (8,5)

12. Blond man, perhaps, making pattern (4,4)

13. Mixtures of drug particles (7)

15. Accompany company in disturbed rest (6)

18. Nag jumps round fashionable circuit, producing manure (5)

19. Game attempts to conceal what it’s hunted for (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Distressed (5)

4. Hoarse (7)

8. Endanger (7)

9. Clip (5)

10. Summit (4)

11. Star (8)

13. Valley (4)

14. Whip (4)

16. Divine (8)

17. Fever (4)

20. Dog-rose (5)

21. Wizard (7)

22. Terrestrial (7)

23. Javelin (5)

Down

1. Unquestionable (13)

2. Brown (5)

3. Bitter (4)

4. Zest (6)

5. Indecent (8)

6. Vent (7)

7. Blackleg (6-7)

12. Investigation (8)

13. Ice-mass (7)

15. Sluggishly (6)

18. Copse (5)

19. Cupid (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Aggravate; 8 Away; 9 Desperate; 10 Dreary; 11 Snail; 14 Ivory; 15 Name; 16 Shrub; 18 East; 20 Rodeo; 21 Earnt; 24 Twelve; 25 Policeman; 26 Edge; 27 At liberty. Down: 1 Hard lines; 2 Racehorse; 4 Grey; 5 Ripen; 6 Vermin; 7 Tate; 9 Drays; 11 Strut; 12 Landslide; 13 Recovered; 17 Brown; 19 Tahiti; 22 Niece; 23 Goat; 24 Tart.

QUICK

Across: 3 Prosecute; 8 Shut; 9 Dimension; 10 Ruined; 11 Steep; 14 Chill; 15 Toga; 16 Tibia; 18 Sour; 20 Licit; 21 Suite; 24 Bedlam; 25 Predatory; 26 Firm; 27 Merriment. Down: 1 Ostracise; 2 Judicious; 4 Raid; 5 Scent; 6 Cosset; 7 Tool; 9 Dealt; 11 Sable; 12 Porcelain; 13 Pantomime; 17 Alley; 19 Rudder; 22 Totem; 23 True; 24 Bran.