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CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. A theologian’s

increases (4)

3. A stroke of

the worst

misfortune? (8)

9. An attractive

item gains

nothing in a car

engine (7)

10. An inviting

suggestion (5)

11. Possibly wages

last for one

drink! (5,2,5)

13. Say thanks when

advanced the

money (6)

15. Decided who

would take part

(6)

17. Such a warning

may make one

see red! (6,6)

20. Outstanding

feature stands

before a foreign land (5)

21. Chastise a chap in touching

fashion (7)

22. He may scratch a living as an

artist (8)

23. Discover an oriental secret

agent (4)

Down

1. Might lay around being

omnipotent! (8)

2. Follow mother in principle (5)

4. First impressions are

convincing (6)

5. Maybe a paper is torn to

make them! (12)

6. Beg for a free show to follow

in French (7)

7. Altered a dry measure (4)

8. He’s welcome to talk Latin

(7,5)

12. Worship of images adroitly

modified (8)

14. Giving willingly (7)

16. Squirm – like a man under a

summons? (6)

18. Send East for your wants (5)

19. He follows the account

painfully (4)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Remedy (4)

3. Merrymaker (8)

9. Prohibition (7)

10. Sequence (5)

11. Certain (12)

13. Arrogate (6)

15. Cows (6)

17. Extension (12)

20. Freight (5)

21. Debar (7)

22. Sauce (8)

23. Tidings (4)

Down

1. Priestly (8)

2. Fanatical (5)

4. Mass departure (6)

5. Prodigality (12)

6. Tract (7)

7. Grade (4)

8. Forward (12)

12. Ardour (8)

14. Afflict (7)

16. Invisible (6)

18. Harden (5)

19. Sour (4)

Yesterday’s winner

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 6 Fishing; 7 Stops; 9

Sorry; 10 Mislaid; 12 Search-party; 14

Compliments; 18 Portray; 19 Skate; 21

Usher; 22 Joiners.Down: 1 Minor; 2

Charge; 3 Ink; 4 Stella; 5 Splints; 8 Lighter;

11 Ordinal; 13 Soloist; 15 Potter; 16

Taking; 17 Storm; 20 For.

Quick: Across: 6 Curator; 7 Views; 9

Slope; 10 Enthral; 12 Grasshopper; 14

Apprehended; 18 Bradawl; 19 Stick;

21 Evict; 22 Plunder .Down: 1 Guile; 2

Hamper; 3 Foe; 4 Mishap; 5 Sweater; 8

Enchant; 11 Eschews; 13 Approve; 15

Reduce; 16 Extend; 17 Acted; 20 Ale.