Double crossword - 28/12/12

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Cryptic puzzle

ACROSS

1. Appointment with Mr Jolson concerning letters (6)

4. For one taking steps, Brendan certainly has it in him (6)

9. Rhythm man’s cue to appear as one that blooms (13)

10. Severe problem to start trying to reach the summit (7)

11. Animal found in an Eastern country (5)

12. Remained sound and composed (5)

14. Possible safe time to have a meal (5)

18. Sees the drafts (5)

19. Cavity only a dope would fall into? (7)

21. Cutting part of the body? (8,5)

22. Nudes I reputedly want covered (6)

23. Rush into employment? (6)

DOWN

1. Large sum of money found in a boat (6)

2. Tutors rise up, I worked out, by improper means (13)

3. The way to get married in Paisley? (5)

5. Let heat out on the track, perhaps (7)

6. Compose it as an alternative understanding (13)

7. Deem unsuitable as being in line for a cure (6)

8. University with tiny problem concerning marriage (5)

13. Detached sun rail needing repair (7)

15. Sun due to come out when it’s fresh? (6)

16. Go faster when up against it (5)

17. Never even starting to produce a fine finish (6)

20. Returning first-class on second part of the leg (5)

Quick puzzle

ACROSS

1. Rest (6)

4. Peril (6)

9. Perimeter (13)

10. Go before (7)

11. Tend (5)

12. Decree (5)

14. Answer (5)

18. Happen (5)

19. Swiss lake (7)

21. Office furniture (6,7)

22. Straight (6)

23. Call upon (6)

Down

1. Formula (6)

2. Upright (13)

3. Relish (5)

5. Dispose (7)

6. Spanish president (7,6)

7. Jacket (6)

8. Bid (5)

13. Inveterate (7)

15. Took off (6)

16. Lax (5)

17. Kindly (6)

20. Hut (5)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Corn on the cob; 7 Molar; 8 Axiom; 9 Tun; 10 Rearousal; 11 Recipe; 12 Gazebo; 15 Introduce; 17 Boa; 18 Linda; 19 Inner; 21 Interruption.

Down: 1 Chesterfield; 2 Owl; 3 Tartan; 4 Elaborate; 5 Omits; 6 Amelioration; 7 Manic; 10 Reprobate; 13 Ember; 14 Junior; 16 Tenon; 20 Nip.

QUICK - Across: 1 Protractedly; 7 Deeds; 8 Plain; 9 Pie; 10 Pronounce; 11 Allure; 12 Harass; 15 Discharge; 17 Own; 18 Again; 19 Emmet; 21 Unseasonable.

Down: 1 Postprandial; 2 Rue; 3 Custom; 4 Espionage; 5 Learn; 6 Unreasonable; 7 Dwell; 10 Perchance; 13 About; 14 Creeps; 16 Stain; 20 Men.