Double crossword - 16/08/2012

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Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) yesterday’s solutions.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. Left part of church in error (5)

8. He seizes power from pursuer (7)

9. Poor Ted got a tin fish! (7)

10. Crude - could be made better (5)

12. Wearing current style of clothes to some extent (2,1,7)

15. Being squeezed, having been given newspaper coverage (2,3,5)

18. Snarl and half grab wise bird (5)

19. Not the gift of the future (7)

21. Piece of furniture - not a wardrobe (7)

22. Spell brings injury to 100 (5)

Down

1. Sport for jockeys who have lost their sparkle? (4,6)

2. Fun and games in southern harbour town (5)

3. Without hesitation he reaches this spot (4)

4. Deterred by being deferred? (3,3)

5. Friendless people at scouts’ assembly (8)

6. Reproach for police swoop on disgraceful pub (7)

11. Entire mind adapted to when to eat? (6-4)

13. It’s unnecessary to require a smaller amount (8)

14. Batsmen make use of such attacks (7)

16. Explosion 15, perhaps (6)

17. Royal beer made up (5)

20. Every single ache (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. On edge (5)

8. Distribute (4,3)

9. Apprehensive (7)

10. Bizarre (5)

12. Uneasiness (10)

15. Kind (10)

18. Praise (5)

19. Corroborate (7)

21. Join (7)

22. Foreign (5)

Down

1. Voracious (10)

2. Deputiser (5)

3. Beginner (4)

4. Medicine (6)

5. Rare (8)

6. Serving (7)

11. Lure (10)

13. Complicated (8)

14. Immediate (7)

16. Place (6)

17. Polite (5)

20. Close (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Resultant; 8 Lie; 9 Advancement; 11 Succeed; 12 Bored; 13 Assert; 15 Regain; 17 Bails; 18 Restive; 20 Unemotional; 22 Rod; 23 Therefore.

Down: 2 End; 3 Lance; 4 Amends; 5 Tremble; 6 Alternation; 7 Residence; 10 Vicissitude; 11 Starboard; 14 Respect; 16 Groove; 19 Spice; 21 Air.

QUICK - Across: 1 Traumatic; 8 Nut; 9 Adventurous; 11 Correct; 12 Tenet; 13 Roster; 15 Gemini; 17 Timid; 18 Sobbing; 20 Lawlessness; 22 Era; 23 Demanding.

Down: 2 Rid; 3 Mince; 4 Trusty; 5 Chortle; 6 Insensitive; 7 Startling; 10 Verisimilar; 11 Caretaker; 14 Endowed; 16 Esteem; 19 Basin; 21 Sin.