Double crossword 18/100/2012

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Today’s puzzle...

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Don’t hurry when Waddle’s running (6)

4. One going after a drink (6)

9. Ask for the bill? (4,3,6)

10. It’s obvious I would enter the contest (7)

11. He has to clean up (5)

12. A trap set outside a second time (5)

14. A bad actor getting nothing back from a Nebraska city (5)

18. Game many take to (5)

19. Drive back and repel us somehow (7)

21. Game to sell a structure (7,6)

22. Evaluate the animals before stocktaking starts (6)

23. SAS try to become deities (6)

Down

1. Clipped at the quayside? (6)

2. They support people on a promenade (7,6)

3. Turner’s articles in French and English (5)

5. Loom Hud broke, being a lawless youth (7)

6. Vacation one slopes off on (6,7)

7. Staggered, but got in line (6)

8. Warms up for the preliminary races (5)

13. Examples of humour that is found in clubs (7)

15. Man getting a hat back from an animal (6)

16. The capital of France? (5)

17. People mending drains? (6)

20. City of the standard mother (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Indifference (6)

4. Accident (6)

9. Forecast (13)

10. Mean (7)

11. Player (5)

12. Animal (5)

14. Long (5)

18. Strong point (5)

19. Archbishop (7)

21. Immobile (2,1,10)

22. Encourage (6)

23. Stature (6)

Down

1. Seem (6)

2. Exemplary (5,8)

3. Red dye (5)

5. Mimic (7)

6. Grievous (5-8)

7. Verse (6)

8. Awry (5)

13. Shield (7)

15. Obliterate (6)

16. Disburse (5)

17. Pill (6)

20. Publish (5)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Civil service; 7 Style; 8 Large; 9 Tar; 10 Splendour; 11 Replay; 12 Keep in; 15 Carpenter; 17 Oar; 18 Lodge; 19 Links; 21 Present tense.

Down: 1 Count Dracula; 2 Lay; 3 Evenly; 4 Volunteer; 5 Cargo; 6 Rear entrance; 7 Strap; 10 Stateless; 13 Props; 14 Stalin; 16 Rider; 20 Not.

QUICK - Across: 1 Disadvantage; 7 Caper; 8 Mouth; 9 Nee; 10 Inspector; 11 Entire; 12 Pathos; 15 Recognise; 17 Spa; 18 Twill; 19 Loose; 21 Narrow-minded.

Down: 1 Disintegrate; 2 Dip; 3 Arrest; 4 Temperate; 5 Grunt; 6 Short-staffed; 7 Cheat; 10 Irregular; 13 Haste; 14 Billow; 16 China; 20 Obi.