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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1 7 And 8 Across. Peg hears word about flier (5-7)

9. Church girl gets left in passage (7)

10. Doctor behind conscription (5)

12. Unfortunately, Roger lost a star-gazer (10)

15. He provides his own backing (3-3-4)

18. Radio provides melody? Right! (5)

19. Letter of spite sent round to the French (7)

21. Priest has occasion to avert (7)

22. Double 151 (5)

Down

1. Run away as elegant Kenneth is asleep (7-3)

2. Thought pound to be perfect (5)

3. Live on a new pulse (4)

4. Stable guy stupidly lost the Queen (6)

5. I’m on land arranging to get an instrument (8)

6. Ran in new gear to order (7)

11. Hen treated badly and put in danger (10)

13. Gear seen to be available in deep colour (3-5)

14. Salome and Erica to wander inside (7)

16. Animal noises coming from new stable (6)

17. Tools needed to make a seat (5)

20. Small measure in church (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Escape (5)

8. Acrid (7)

9. Lewd (7)

10. Played (5)

12. Intrepid (10)

15. Lexicon (10)

18. Less (5)

19. Offender (7)

21. Claim (7)

22. Volley (5)

Down

1. Note (10)

2. Semblance (5)

3. Yield (4)

4. Seem (6)

5. Imperil (8)

6. Wreck (7)

11. Cutting-up (10)

13. Exclusion (8)

14. Landscape (7)

16. Precision (6)

17. Boring-tool (5)

20. Whip (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Rouble; 8 Hearth; 10 Creeper; 11 Ravel; 12 Loud; 13 Spate; 17 Slave; 18 Sari; 22 Prism; 23 Nailing; 24 Dry run; 25 Sponge.

Down: 1 Trickle; 2 Humerus; 3 Slope; 4 Secrete; 5 Crave; 6 Shell; 9 Grapevine; 14 Clamour; 15 Salient; 16 Singlet; 19 Spode; 20 Sibyl; 21 Hippo.

QUICK

Across: 7 Wanton; 8 Medium; 10 Derange; 11 Flail; 12 Laud; 13 Roomy; 17 Lucid; 18 Dawn; 22 Aloof; 23 Turning; 24 Censor; 25 Signal.

Down: 1 Swaddle; 2 Onerous; 3 Joint; 4 Perfume; 5 Rival; 6 Small; 9 Negotiate; 14 Buffoon; 15 Valiant; 16 Snuggle; 19 Fancy; 20 Mound; 21 Broil.