Double crossword 23/11/12

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Friday’s puzzle...

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Presumably certain people don’t plant these (5,2,5)

7. Vehicle that is lit on French railways (5)

8. Dance back in Bologna tonight (5)

9. Sun-fish without a tail (3)

10. Sees Carol concocting this dish (9)

11. Don’t waste time getting diverted to Athens (6)

12 And 21 Across. How to protect one’s capital, but don’t let it go any further (4,2,5,4,3)

15. Is it assumed by the railwayman that one goes to train in this? (5,4)

17. Climbs over lonely pass, initially (3)

18. A little drink before a theatrical performance (5)

19. Quiet times for hotel attendants (5)

21. See 12 Across

Down

1. Checks the regular current movement (5,3,4)

2. Some of the press agents droop (3)

3. Complete Ugrian language as it’s spoken (6)

4. Where you’ll find the policeman who’s a good timekeeper (2,3,4)

5. Game in which the householder is successful (5)

6. Suddenly appears, as a moth does (5,2,5)

7. Country & Western jumble sale (5)

10. Restrain a colleague causing defeat on the board (9)

13. Daintily eats considerable quantities of grain (5)

14. Deliver the goods in an agile way (6)

16. Muslim chief elected for a second time (5)

20. Recognised, we hear, to be an antelope (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Boxer (12)

7. Turf (5)

8. Scorch (5)

9. Perform (3)

10. Sociable (9)

11. Occupancy (6)

12. Needlework (6)

15. Enthusiastic (9)

17. Distant (3)

18. Tranquillity (5)

19. Stylishness (5)

21. Ugly (12)

Down

1. Charity (12)

2. Age (3)

3. Mad (6)

4. Impetuosity (9)

5. Boredom (5)

6. Aggressiveness (12)

7. Mount (3,2)

10. Portly (9)

13. Deduce (5)

14. Bestow (6)

16. Unadorned (5)

20. Curve (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 4 At issue; 8 Put out; 9 Amnesty; 10 Tallow; 11 Regard; 12 In the air; 18 Lawgiver; 20 Walrus; 21 Course; 22 Pickled; 23 Versed; 24 Wearily.

Down: 1 Sputnik; 2 Athlete; 3 Europe; 5 Tomorrow; 6 Sleigh; 7 Upturn; 13 All’s well; 14 Everest; 15 Friends; 16 Malice; 17 Broker; 19 Glower.

QUICK - Across: 4 Scratch; 8 Roused; 9 Unguent; 10 Cattle; 11 Seemly; 12 Accredit; 18 Merchant; 20 Dapple; 21 Saying; 22 Modesty; 23 Rebuke; 24 Produce.

Down: 1 Crucial; 2 Justice; 3 Mealie, 5 Canister; 6 Amulet; 7 Candle; 13 Domestic; 14 Maximum; 15 Stagger; 16 Savour; 17 Append; 19 Crater.