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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. Very small quantity (alongside zero quantity) (4,2,7)

8. Parrot, fowl, article also (8)

9. Fine linen for the garden (4)

10. Go the rounds, and go after 16 (6)

12. Leave - and don’t leave the radio on! (3,3)

14. Domestic occupation when housewife may use housewife (6)

16. Point to the door, guard! (6)

18. Conspiracy on the building land, perhaps (4)

20. Choke and accelerator? (8)

22. Express disapproval of royal skater (and get your money back here?) (7,6)

Down

1. Mislay retrospectively in fruit laid waste (8)

2. Oarsman moves a letter and he feeds the fire (6)

3. Run away with a nut, frequently (4)

4. Little company with deficit makes large statue before us (8)

5. The French talk about Swiss cottage (6)

6. Nothing in three directions makes hazardous weather conditions ... (4)

11. ... and another weather hazard loses direction for illumination (8)

13. Metal in amongst the sheep - touch it deferentially! (8)

15. Airway containing tea and ink mixture (6)

17. Extremely fit one to inform in return (6)

19. Weaver to appear out of the mist (4)

21. Fleece bird on board! (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Taxation department (6,7)

8. Poor (8)

9. Inactive (4)

10. Rush (6)

12. Inborn (6)

14. Wreckage (6)

16. Harangue (6)

18. Average (4)

20. Taciturn (8)

22. US president’s residence (3,5,5)

Down

1. Flood (8)

2. Spite (6)

3. Border (4)

4. Confine (8)

5. District (6)

6. Haul (4)

11. Check (8)

13. Neatness (8)

15. Fame (6)

17. Calculate (6)

19. Resound (4)

21. Row (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Apes; 8 Persiflage; 9 Overrate; 10 Even; 12 Stingy; 14 Smooth; 15 Feared; 17 Pinero; 18 Peru; 19 Blinkers; 21 Directions; 22 Seem.

Down: 2 Private eye; 3 Spur; 4 Dreary; 5 Sirens; 6 Blue moon; 7 Bean; 11 Enterprise; 13 Nurtured; 16 Debits; 17 Prison; 18 Pods; 20 Kiss.

QUICK

Across: 1 Pass; 8 Preferably; 9 Diatribe; 10 Bore; 12 Nimble; 14 Scrape; 15 Candid; 17 Excite; 18 Peri; 19 Impolite; 21 Priesthood; 22 Send.

Down: 2 Annihilate; 3 Spot; 4 Decide; 5 Recess; 6 Barbaric; 7 Type; 11 Reputation; 13 Bed-linen; 16 Dainty; 17 Employ; 18 Pipe; 20 Lads.