Double crossword 21/11/12

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Practising music and being weighed (2,3,6)

9. Some recommended conclusion (3)

10. Last month the speaker was a painter (9)

11. They’re cast in a cross manner (5)

13. Left a tanner out for the light (7)

14. Places frequented by hot-headed relations (6)

16. Savour the hamburger dressing (6)

18. The best may have belts on (7)

19. Change later, perhaps (5)

20. Performance law? (9)

21. Great service from a card? (3)

22. The quick way to get into newspapers (5,6)

Down

2. Man returning to show assent (3)

3. One hell of a shade (5)

4. Piece of agricultural equipment under the hammer? (6)

5. Organise the gunners back at the shooting area (7)

6. Fanatical person about to test mixer (9)

7. Clumsy when using fat workers (5-6)

8. Fires RN chef for making chips (6,5)

12. Handy thing to sketch? (9)

15. In which play and work mean the same thing? (7)

17. Emphasise great strain (6)

19. Bill Hill is a performer (5)

21. Alternatively the sound of wonder (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Vituperation (11)

9. Sever (3)

10. Peevish (9)

11. Sound (5)

13. Generous (7)

14. Encroach on (6)

16. Facade (6)

18. Harangue (7)

19. Advantage (5)

20. Victorious (9)

21. Tune (3)

22. Cruelly (11)

Down

2. Wager (3)

3. Gloss (5)

4. Manly (6)

5. Distinguished (7)

6. Seriousness (9)

7. Sparkle (11)

8. Assertive (11)

12. Diatribe (9)

15. Percussionist (7)

17. Deadly (6)

19. Mapbook (5)

21. The lot (3)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Char; 3 Adherent; 9 Remains; 10 Alien; 11 In the long run; 13 Author; 15 Allege; 17 Man of his word; 20 Again; 21 Uniform; 22 Palisade; 23 Less.

Down: 1 Cardigan; 2 Admit; 4 Despot; 5 Evangelistic; 6 Epicure; 7 Tune; 8 Ride to hounds; 12 Mesdames; 14 Travail; 16 Should; 18 Ozone; 19 Camp.

QUICK - Across: 1 Seek; 3 Describe; 9 Embroil; 10 Never; 11 Irresistible; 13 Imbibe; 15 Amoeba; 17 Supernatural; 20 Cluck; 21 Erosion; 22 Entirety; 23 Knee.

Down: 1 Specific; 2 Ember; 4 Enlist; 5 Confirmation; 6 Involve; 7 Earn; 8 House-breaker; 12 Parlance; 14 Bouquet; 16 Inject; 18 Reign; 19 Ache.