Double crossword - 20/11

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Today’s puzzle...

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. The endless fascination of tea (4)

3. You’ll find a partisan here and there, maybe (8)

9. Mother held in restrictive harness - stays (7)

10. Foreign article Neil sent back (5)

11. Eventually where you’ll find one as part of a well-patronised show (2,3,4,3)

13. His imagination is brought to book (6)

15. Maintain a supporter has strong drink around (6)

17. He won’t be guilty of breach of promise (3,2,3,4)

20. The tail of the cobra caught in a snare once more (5)

21. Even what the military assume (7)

22. Mate has various ideas for making a kind of fence (8)

23. See 7 Down

Down

1. A woollen town in Wales (8)

2. Acknowledge and let in (5)

4. Absolute controller of supply base round the capital of Spain (6)

5. Leaving sect I can become like a missionary (12)

6. Make better mince pie first for the gourmet (7

7 And 23 Across. Unmusical, being deprived of air (8)

8. Go to the dogs, as huntsmen do (4,2,6)

12. Frenchwomen made to change in the canteen (8)

14. Virginia embroiled in shocking trial – hard labour results (7)

16. Ought to hold us somehow (6)

18. A small weight supported by a single layer in the air (5)

19. Chartered accountant gets politician to make settlement (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Search (4)

3. Define (8)

9. Implicate (7)

10. At no time (5)

11. Compelling (12)

13. Take in (6)

15. Minute animal (6)

17. Extraordinary (12)

20. Hen cry (5)

21. Decay (7)

22. Wholeness (8)

23. Leg-joint (4)

Down

1. Particular (8)

2. Glowing coal (5)

4. Enrol (6)

5. Endorsement (12)

6. Entail (7)

7. Merit (4)

8. Burglar (5-7)

12. Phraseology (8)

14. Posy (7)

16. Insert (6)

18. Rule (5)

19. Pain (4)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 6 Pension; 7 Prime; 9 Mover; 10 Driving; 12 Straight men; 14 Church-goers; 18 Spirits; 19 Scree; 21 Tests; 22 Capsize.

Down: 1 Tenor; 2 Ascent; 3 Ton; 4 Trivet; 5 Amended; 8 Dragoon; 11 Cachets; 13 Whippet; 15 Rarity; 16 Recess; 17 Seize; 20 Car.

QUICK - Across: 6 Minimum; 7 Shrew; 9 Steep; 10 Asperse; 12 Stipulation; 14 Desperation; 18 Furtive; 19 Fling; 21 Prior; 22 Counter.

Down: 1 Birth; 2 Divest; 3 Put; 4 Threat; 5 Version; 8 Isolate; 11 Approve; 13 Require; 15 Pathos; 16 Oblong; 17 Enter; 20 Mob.