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CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. Most important

guy! (8)

5. The girl taken in

by satirists (4)

9. Smack the little

pest on return

(4)

10. Fish to be all at

sea! (8)

11. This book could

never be trite (5)

12. He was thought

to be the main

controller (7)

13. Describing the

meteorologist

who has given

the wrong

forecast? (7-6)

18. A condition

that is haltingly

displayed (8)

19. What the widow

gave a small

child (4)

20. To hide on one occasion in

short visit (7)

21. Decent point to the story (5)

22. Revolution produces a bout

of illness (4)

23. Objects to badly written

poster round the street (8)

Down

2. Do a meal in the latest style

(1,2,4)

3. Disregard lack of care (7)

4. He gives a gripping

performance with nothing

barred (3-2,8)

6. About to be suspicious of the

defence (7)

7. Boy about to press for the

operator (7)

8. Tyrian kind of patch (6)

13. The sort of strike that

produces violent uncontrolled

act (4-3)

14. No realm should be upset by

a social worker (7)

15. Prove an obstacle to progress

farther back (6)

16. An opening for one of the

members (3-4)

17. A piece taken from previous

religious paper (7)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Fearful (8)

5. Not new (4)

9. Close (4)

10. Anguish (8)

11. Deluge (5)

12. Ooze (7)

13. Declaration (13)

18. Hold back (8)

19. Near (4)

20. Broad-brimmed hat (7)

21. Hooter (5)

22. Ogle (4)

23. Estrange (8)

Down

2. Respirator (7)

3. Obsolete (7)

4. Accidental (13)

6. Spot (7)

7. Slope (7)

8. Conflict (6)

13. Scrutiny (7)

14. Indecent (7)

15. Attack (6)

16. Brief notice (7)

17. Omission (7)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 1 Defers; 4 Pirate; 9

Foreign stamps; 10 Everest; 11 Risen; 12

Sorts; 14 Ambit; 18 Pleat; 19 Incense;

21 Queen of hearts; 22 Effect; 23 Utters.

Down: 1 Differ; 2 Forget oneself; 3 Raise;

5 Interim; 6 Admission free; 7 Easing; 8

Units; 13 Titanic; 15 Opaque; 16 Jiffy; 17

Ceases; 20 Cheat.

Quick: Across: 1 Direct; 4 Elicit; 9

Recrudescence; 10 Eclipse; 11 Fleet; 12

Hitch; 14 Trite; 18 Array; 19 Radiate; 21

Confederation; 22 Please; 23 Dainty.

Down: 1 Darken; 2 Recalcitrance; 3 Clump;

5 Lucifer; 6 Concentration; 7 Twenty; 8

Rebel; 13 Coyness; 15 Madcap; 16 Greed;

17 Meanly; 20 Drama.