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Friday’s puzzle

Cryptic puzzle

Across

3. As decreed, I go in the artillery (9)

8. Consumes a set recipe (4)

9. Make clear what is foreign to us? (9)

10. Rigidly applied, it helps to cure (6)

11. Employing an amusing finale (5)

14. Leave your bed clothes (3-2)

15. Fade out, not wishing to hear (4)

16. Rents and rates revised (5)

18. A razor-cut? The devil it is! (4)

20. It must be back before the tenth (5)

21. One way to shoot game (5)

24. Inferior bangle? (6)

25. Watch and see how long the music takes (9)

26. A man to turn to (4)

27. Accommodation for those who don’t wish to move when they retire (3-6)

Down

1. He provides people with the latest information (9)

2. Scattered his cattle on the track, perhaps (9)

4. Split the charge for hire (4)

5. Plans to move aside (5)

6. Add a couple of pages then finish (6)

7. I leave the chief cook in charge (4)

9. Paint turns out to be unsuitable (5)

11. Practice gives us time (5)

12. Good breeding quality (9)

13. Love sickness? (9)

17. Weight of a gem? (5)

19. Gets down to making a proposal? (6)

22. Colour an Irishman goes about in (5)

23. A sneer? I beg to differ (4)

24. Came out top (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

3. Waver (9)

8. Ogle (4)

9. Underwater (9)

10. Stretch (6)

11. Fragment (5)

14. Angry (5)

15. Departed (4)

16. Perch (5)

18. Flavour (4)

20. Attack (5)

21. Handle (5)

24. Initiate (6)

25. Unbiased (9)

26. Sea-bird (4)

27. Catch en route (9)

Down

1. Relieve (9)

2. Control (9)

4. Extol (4)

5. Droll (5)

6. Imaginary (6)

7. Vat (4)

9. Gibe (5)

11. Loud cry (5)

12. Employees (9)

13. Sewing (9)

17. Sum (5)

19. Fat (6)

22. Caper (5)

23. Sign (4)

24. Light (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Tell; 3 Barnacle; 8 Acre; 9 Drawback; 11 Saint Bernard; 13 Pastor; 14 Etcher; 17 King of hearts; 20 Mastodon; 21 Liar; 22 Anecdote; 23 Ogre.

Down: 1 Transept; 2 Lorries; 4 Agreed; 5 Now and then; 6 Chair; 7 Elks; 10 Stronghold; 12 Preserve; 15 Herring; 16 Afloat; 18 Issue; 19 Emma.

QUICK - Across: 1 Deck; 3 Disgrace; 8 Claw; 9 Spurious; 11 Demonstrated; 13 Nudity; 14 Stupor; 17 Illustration; 20 Cogitate; 21 Path; 22 Enlarged; 23 Bend.

Down: 1 Decadent; 2 Crammed; 4 Impute; 5 Gargantuan; 6 Alone; 7 Easy; 10 Instructor; 12 Drenched; 15 Private; 16 Statue; 18 Legal; 19 Ache.