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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

4. Dart back before mixed gin. That’s being commercial (7)

8. Friend who does more than shake hands? (6)

9. Who would think a tipsy chicken could produce mind over matter? (7)

10. Raise a point. Confound it. It’s more simple (6)

11. Arrived, like rural gentry (6)

12. Gruel and tea concoction. That’s moderate (8)

18. Flower queenship for remembrance? (8)

20. Mister amends and pays (6)

21. Adds fuel when rest are scattered around. O.K.? (6)

22. Brand with a cauliflower? (7)

23. Northerner had an extra fish (6)

24. Jowls joined back with folds (7)

Down

1. Re query. The answer’s in lordly livery (7)

2. Mum’s a wise one. Ay, there’s the rub! (7)

3. Make known it concerns the meat (6)

5. Advice to the lazy - who are hardly this! (8)

6. A hundred, five hundred and ten. That’s a lot to pour into new bottles (6)

7. Pegged like fingertips (6)

13. Space to remove clothes - for the taxi? (8)

14. Getting away from support (7)

15. Conceal, apparently. Preach on water pipe (7)

16. Time of male supremacy in the household? (6)

17. Laid up without manuscript. How miserable (6)

19. End curtailed. Curtailed not cured. Settle that! (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Particular (7)

8. Bend (6)

9. Clump (7)

10. Beginning (6)

11. Illness (6)

12. String of beads (8)

18. Apportion (8)

20. Mission (6)

21. Talisman (6)

22. Lofty (7)

23. Relax (6)

24. Withdraw (7)

Down

1. Bill (7)

2. Defend (7)

3. Disclose (6)

5. Helter-skelter (4-4)

6. Citadel (6)

7. Items of business (6)

13. Scholarly (8)

14. Body (7)

15. Fate (7)

16. Awaken (6)

17. Higher (6)

19. Speaker (6)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Stockbroker; 9 Eva; 10 Spectacle; 11 Facts; 13 Leisure; 14 Effigy; 16 Repair; 18 Viewers; 19 Sheet; 20 Cockscomb; 21 Boo; 22 Spirit level

Down: 2 Tea; 3 Casts; 4 Beetle; 5 Outside; 6 Encourage; 7 Self-service; 8 Penetration; 12 Coffee-cup; 15 Greaser; 17 Assort; 19 Sabre; 21 Bee.

QUICK

Across: 1 Incarcerate; 9 Fop; 10 Gradation; 11 Infer; 13 Twinkle; 14 Arrest; 16 Travel; 18 Initial; 19 Sprig; 20 Undermine; 21 Den; 22 Inadvertent.

Down: 2 Nip; 3 Anger; 4 Chatty; 5 Readier; 6 Think over; 7 Efficacious; 8 Intelligent; 12 Forbidden; 15 Stirred; 17 Sluice; 19 Sweet; 21 Din.