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Double Crossword

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Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) yesterday’s solutions.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. It may remove the cap of the first batsman (6)

8. The boss put the mistake right (6)

10. Creature found in old pate? (7)

11. Delia could be perfect (5)

12. Arguments concerning lines (4)

13. In which you’ll find maps of the mountains (5)

17. Boat that rights itself when capsized (5)

18. Some fearless nobleman (4)

22. Language of the Chindits (5)

23. Clean up Arundel? (7)

24. English county sorted out (6)

25. Instance of eating out? (6)

Down

1. The stance of various troupes (7)

2. Fields mowed as ordered (7)

3. Purport to be a singer (5)

4. Money at the top of the column (7)

5. Frequently decimal? (5)

6. Bore with repetitious training exercises? (5)

9. Food made from stale lamb? (9)

14. Servicemen sorting out the remains (7)

15. Air-raid people doing conflict studies? (7)

16. Churchmen going round in circles? (7)

19. It may keep light away from heads somehow (5)

20. I change the rent by not moving (5)

21. Cower when getting the bird? (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Parentless child (6)

8. Mood (6)

10. Bridge (7)

11. Compel (5)

12. Unsightly (4)

13. Dwarf (5)

17. Emulsion (5)

18. Just (4)

22. Amulet (5)

23. Bauble (7)

24. Saga (6)

25. Watchword (6)

Down

1. Self-important (7)

2. Shaft (7)

3. Claw (5)

4. Scent (7)

5. Jet (5)

6. Generate (5)

9. Insult (9)

14. Recompense (7)

15. Parcel (7)

16. Feign (7)

19. Chastise (5)

20. Guffaw (5)

21. Inane (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 3 Speculate; 8 Okay; 9 Eavesdrop; 10 Sundry; 11 Utter; 14 Optic; 15 Rest; 16 Taboo; 18 Cede; 20 China; 21 Eaten; 24 Manila; 25 Statesman; 26 Acme; 27 Clergymen.

Down: 1 Hopscotch; 2 Magnitude; 4 Play; 5 Cleft; 6 Ledger; 7 Trot; 9 Erect; 11 Urban; 12 Reminisce; 13 Stratagem; 17 Ocean; 19 Easter; 22 Essay; 23 Et al; 24 Made.

QUICK - Across: 3 Fragrance; 8 Race; 9 Frivolous; 10 Nipple; 11 Snort; 14 Price; 15 Ease; 16 Tress; 18 Slab; 20 Poker; 21 Ladle; 24 Hiatus; 25 Maladroit; 26 Ovum; 27 Stratagem.

Down: 1 Transpose; 2 Sceptical; 4 Rare; 5 Given; 6 Allure; 7 Clue; 9 Fleet; 11 Sieve; 12 Talkative; 13 Wearisome; 17 Split; 19 Banana; 22 Larva; 23 Fast; 24 Hire.

 
 
 

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