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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. A hundred in reform showing a difference of opinion (11)

9. The fellow comes back to indicate assent (3)

10. He’s a fool to obstruct the chief (9)

11 And 6 Down. This involves serious cutting in the theatre (5,9)

13. After the present month, everything to put in position for use (7)

14. Their blades cut blades (6)

16. Fantastic figures cast in a different shape (6)

18. This is not just an obstruction to bell-ringers, by the way (4-3)

19. Painting every shade included (5)

20. Understanding the position for converting assets into cash (9)

21. Skill needed for what the painter produces (3)

22. Seizure that proves fatal? (5-6)

Down

2. The leaders of the Light Infantry disdain cover (3)

3. What remains at the end of the last two months (5)

4. A famous musician is a party to such opinions (6)

5. Assumes the responsibility to adopt the boy (5,2)

6. See 11 Across

7. Meteorological instruments are mere names to conjure with! (11)

8. Teenagers make a fuss over the French perfumes (11)

12. Valuable stone container (5-4)

15. Raised after being razed (7)

17. Gives instruction to groups of attendants (6)

19. Wildcat (5)

21. A United Kingdom bird (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Miscellaneous items (4,3,4)

9. Bad actor (3)

10. Former English county (9)

11. Chinese animal (5)

13. Small food fish (7)

14. Pantihose (6)

16. Outcome (6)

18. Highest part of horse’s back (7)

19. Bullock (5)

20. Logic (9)

21. Pale (3)

22. Formal acknowledgement (11)

Down

2. Poorly illuminated (3)

3. Brazilian dance (5)

4. Naturist (6)

5. Make bigger (7)

6. Totally impoverished (9)

7. Trade union official (4,7)

8. Cough medicine (11)

12. Bad dream (9)

15. Fluctuation in pitch (7)

17. Allot (6)

19. One of the senses (5)

21. Court (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Fawn; 3 Massacre; 9 Chimera; 10 Amuse; 11 Put to the test; 13 Cicada; 15 Untrue; 17 Interruption; 20 Press; 21 At stake; 22 Detonate; 23 Lens.

Down: 1 Face-pack; 2 Whist; 4 Apathy; 5 Starting-post; 6 Courser; 7 Even; 8 Second person; 12 Meanness; 14 Contest; 16 Errant; 18 Irate; 19 Sped.

QUICK

Across: 1 Rude; 3 Wayfarer; 9 Clamber; 10 Arced; 11 Unattractive; 13 Shower; 15 Decree; 17 Affectionate; 20 Lingo; 21 Disease; 22 Aversion; 23 Belt.

Down: 1 Recourse; 2 Drama; 4 Abroad; 5 Fear the worst; 6 Recover; 7 Ride; 8 Obstreperous; 12 Tenement; 14 Offence; 16 Studio; 18 Agape; 19 Plea.