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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

4. The horseman’s position for making a pace (7)

8. Showing regret because the French street is congested, we hear! (6)

9 And 18 Across. Clearly no home match! (7,8)

10. Deciding who shall sit from those who stand (6)

11. It comes out of the barrel, but it’s news when it gets in! (6)

12. Setback upsets several after the end of the year (8)

18. See 9 Across

20. Blockhead often found in the soup! (6)

21. A section of foot soldiers should be on the march (6)

22. A scare about eastern cargo (7)

23. Sound device to cause some perplexity (6)

24. Doesn’t like being told to go in the reserves (7)

Down

1. Clubs for motorists (7)

2. Can vote for a change in currency (7)

3. One going round as a painter (6)

5. He flounders as an acrobat after the start of the show (8)

6. To become friendly states again in actual fact (6)

7. The doctor takes off the covers (6)

13. Mates who change to a certain extent (8)

14. The sort of clothing for the actors in the wings! (4-3)

15. Parts of the capital where services are conducted (7)

16. What the golf club provides is included in the meal (6)

17. Davies to recommend a modification (6)

19. Regular charge included in the current allowance (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Lassitude (7)

8. Quiver (6)

9. Reproach (7)

10. Pang (6)

11. Wavelet (6)

12. Wealth (8)

18. Bewitch (8)

20. Claim (6)

21. Deed (6)

22. Choker (7)

23. Lower (6)

24. Storm (7)

Down

1. Post (7)

2. Tiresome (7)

3. Language (6)

5. Seeming (8)

6. Sudden (6)

7. Protect (6)

13. Unnecessary (8)

14. Unbeliever (7)

15. Connotation (7)

16. Erase (6)

17. Support (6)

19. Uproar (6)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Bobcat; 8 Butter; 10 Canteen; 11 Thief; 12 Neon; 13 Claim; 17 Tress; 18 Coin; 22 Minus; 23 Railcar; 24 Gambol; 25 Creche.

Down: 1 Abscond; 2 Abandon; 3 Layer; 4 Austria; 5 Attic; 6 Graft; 9 Enclosure; 14 Preston; 15 Concoct; 16 Snorkel; 19 Image; 20 Enemy; 21 Litre.

QUICK

Across: 7 Remove; 8 Gambol; 10 Foreign; 11 Sedan; 12 Crew; 13 Sieve; 17 Pious; 18 Will; 22 Wrest; 23 Thought; 24 Lustre; 25 Income.

Down: 1 Preface; 2 Smarten; 3 Avoid; 4 Passive; 5 Abode; 6 Blunt; 9 Antiquity; 14 Picture; 15 Kingdom; 16 Glitter; 19 Swell; 20 Verse; 21 Joint.