Douible crossword: 19/11

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Today’s puzzle

Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. Where people put up regular allowance (7)

7 And 9 Across. First one on the shift? (5,5)

9. See 7 Across

10 And 21 Across. Examinations on the course learners hope to pass! (7,5)

12. They act as stooges for honest fellows (8,3)

14. Regulars in the services? (6-5)

18. Secretly removes alcoholic drinks (7)

19. Almost cover pieces of fallen rock (5)

21. See 10 Across

22. Come to grief at sea - it depends on how big-headed a man is! (7)

Down

1. One who performs in a Britten oratorio (5)

2. A track made by climbers (6)

3. See 20 Down

4. Contrive to include a fireside stand (6)

5. Repaired after the axe-head is put right (7)

8. To use bullying tactics in the style of the cavalryman (7)

11. Seals the first of the treasures in hiding-places (7)

13. Chastise a favourite dog (7)

15. A clue that’s not easy to find (6)

16. A little nook for a holiday (6)

17. Capture large expanses of water, we hear (5)

20 And 3 Down. Container vehicle not returning (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Least (7)

7. Virago (5)

9. Precipitous (5)

10. Slander (7)

12. Condition (11)

14. Hopelessness (11)

18. Stealthy (7)

19. Hurl (5)

21. Antecedent (5)

22. Oppose (7)

Down

1. Beginning (5)

2. Strip (6)

3. Place (3)

4. Menace (6)

5. Rendering (7)

8. Segregate (7)

11. Endorse (7)

12. Necessitate (7)

15. Poignancy (6)

16. Rectangular (6)

17. Go in (5)

20. Gang (3)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 6 Deleted; 7 Pilot; 9 Nib; 10 Grounding; 12 Press onward; 15 Set in motion; 17 Hit for six; 19 All; 21 Lucre; 22 Faculty.

Down: 1 Remit; 2 Net; 3 Hear; 4 Window-box; 5 Country; 8 Put out; 11 Train fare; 13 Sombre; 14 Residue; 16 Plato; 18 Ivan; 20 Out.

QUICK - Across: 6 Courier; 7 Round; 9 Try; 10 Adoration; 12 Reparations; 15 Short-handed; 17 Community; 19 Way; 21 Fiend; 22 Passive.

Down: 1 Worry; 2 Dry; 3 Mend; 4 Contriver; 5 Unsound; 8 Ordain; 11 Detriment; 13 At hand; 14 Chronic; 16 Halve; 18 Tear; 20 Ask.