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CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. But a king

doesn’t slow

down to do it!

(4,2,4)

7. Cancel the fight

(5)

8. Puts off one’s

retirement (5,2)

10. Not a wholesale

story-teller? (8)

11. What the sea

may do to a ship

(4)

13. Fixed form of

denial (6)

15. The usual thing

a shop receives

from people (6)

17. Plans to give

mother an

additional item

(4)

18. Crimes one flies

from perhaps (8)

21. Its root may be

made into a stew (7)

22. Indian queen managed to get

two points (5)

23. There’s no demand for this

article of mail (4,6)

Down

1. Best, strange as it seems! (5)

2. Working again in a new

partnership? (8)

3. States differ - so do these (6)

4. The last men to raise

offspring (4)

5. Give generously when there’s

a whip-round (4,3)

6. Night-watchman! (10)

9. Tore stamps out? He must

have done sometimes (10)

12. He favours dictation above all

his subjects (8)

14. I’m old-fashioned, there’s no

getting away from it (7)

16. Go away to plead with one

(6)

19. A good shot but the winner

loses a point (5)

20. Such a lot of horses may

create dust (4)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Act as judge (10)

7. Peevish (5)

8. Defective (7)

10. Involve in complications

(8)

11. Tuft (4)

13. Push (6)

15. Corrupt (6)

17. Helper (4)

18. Obvious (8)

21. Interpret (7)

22. Loft (5)

23. Contrition (10)

Down

1. Concerning (5)

2. Equity (8)

3. Twofold (6)

4. Throw (4)

5. Tripper (7)

6. Stress (10)

9. Trust (10)

12. Grumble (8)

14. Backslide (7)

16. Brigand (6)

19. Take a dip (5)

20. Dumb (4)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 6 Gainsay; 7 Total; 9

Too; 10 Kidnapper; 12 Glider pilot; 15

Take lessons; 17 Gathering; 19 Nod; 21

Inert; 22 Fittest. Down: 1 Savoy; 2 End; 3

Magi; 4 Complaint; 5 Care for; 8 Snores;

11 Elsewhere; 13 Dreary; 14 Savanna; 16

Poise; 18 Nail; 20 Sty.

Quick: Across: 6 Changed; 7 Acute; 9

Apt; 10 Appraisal; 12 Acknowledge; 15

Contemplate; 17 Reference; 19 Art; 21

Agree; 22 Present. Down: 1 Shape; 2 Inn;

3 Heap; 4 Accidents; 5 Strange; 8 Trowel;

11 Scattered; 13 Number; 14 Foreign; 16

Grant; 18 Cure; 20 Use.