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Today’s grid.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Bear baiter - or did the bulls bust ‘er? (11)

9. Welcome back the girl (3)

10. Toss caps and elect. What a display! (9)

11. Loud goings-on and no make-believe (5)

13. The garland is certain to provide relaxation (7)

14. Portrait of fruit in fey disorder (6)

16. Make good about a couple (6)

18. Lookers on were out in force (7)

19. He set out as a page (5)

20. Crest raises search (9)

21. Bookend dropped to give you a surprise (3)

22. Ghost laid low? It’s an even test! (6-5)

Down

2. Char in white apron (3)

3. Throws out players? (5)

4. Be on tele, crazy little creature (6)

5. Away team? (7)

6. Hen loses head, has grit, makes egg (9)

7. How the dumb waiter took without asking? (4-7)

8. In one neat trip you can find discernment (11)

12. The company very loudly took a note and rose pink - for this after-dinner container? (6-3)

15. Lubricant boat-worker? (7)

17. Associate with like kind (6)

19. Deranged, bears sword (5)

21. Its line is the straightest (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Imprison (11)

9. Dandy (3)

10. Series of degrees (9)

11. Deduce (5)

13. Scintillate (7)

14. Apprehend (6)

16. Journey (6)

18. Opening (7)

19. Spray (5)

20. Ruin secretly (9)

21. Lair (3)

22. Unintentional (11)

Down

2. Pinch (3)

3. Wrath (5)

4. Talkative (6)

5. More prompt (7)

6. Consider (5,4)

7. Acting successfully (11)

8. Clever (11)

12. Prohibited (9)

15. Agitated (7)

17. Floodgate (6)

19. Dulcet (5)

21. Row (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Huff; 3 Half-time; 9 Louvred; 10 Order; 11 Brass-rubbing; 13 Crutch; 15 Closer; 17 Tourist-class; 20 Tripe; 21 Rounded; 22 Minutely; 23 Less.

Down: 1 Half back; 2 Fauna; 4 Ardour; 5 Football club; 6 Indents; 7 Ears; 8 Cross-current; 12 Presides; 14 Utopian; 16 Astral; 18 Addle; 19 Stem.

QUICK

Across: 1 Slay; 3 Accurate; 9 Propose; 10 Delve; 11 Highland reel; 13 Refund; 15 Blithe; 17 Combinations; 20 Limbo; 21 Erector; 22 Sunshade; 23 Onus.

Down: 1 Sapphire; 2 Among; 4 Cleans; 5 Underclothes; 6 Ailment; 7 Even; 8 Polling booth; 12 Censures; 14 Footman; 16 Indeed; 18 Often; 19 Plus.