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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

1. Bowl the army out for being culpable (11)

9. Witness upset verbose characters (7)

10. I gave her my rewritten poem (5)

11. Managed, after an OK write-up, to produce a book (5)

12. Hill gets split by the stream (7)

13. The rest of those assembling around the right (6)

15. Form of transport seen in Portugal and Austria (6)

18. The western stream turns out to be the hottest (7)

20. Rice portion in scrambled egg for the composer (5)

22. Parts, terribly sore about the first love (5)

23. I hear you will record the making of this cake (4,3)

24. Roofer fined, being confused by the question (6,2,3)

Down

2. Some propel a series of beams (5)

3. Returning gunners are shielded by the collier and the seaman (7)

4. It’s a grave honour to get these flowers (6)

5. Are within our rights to be less common (5)

6. Yes he’d a scattering of grass fragments (7)

7. Seek employment as a watchman? (4,3,4)

8. Not the right case to concern a station employee (4,7)

14. Right-winger gets hurled around by a sportsman (7)

16. Lean at an angle (7)

17. Remained sedate, say (6)

19. Follow upper-class into quarters (5)

21. Make oil go all over the dwelling (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Tame (11)

9. Cravat (7)

10. Over (5)

11. Laconic (5)

12. Quiver (7)

13. Is (6)

15. Value (6)

18. Gad about (7)

20. Advantage (5)

22. Utter (5)

23. Distinguished (7)

24. Clever (11)

Down

2. Happen (5)

3. Beseech (7)

4. Pact (6)

5. Pursue (5)

6. Bother (7)

7. Unmindful (11)

8. Compel (11)

14. Persian (7)

16. Frugal (7)

17. Disclose (6)

19. Bit (5)

21. Harsh (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Stocking; 5 Ammo; 9 Urdu; 10 Attended; 11 Villa; 12 Realise; 13 White elephant; 18 Regional; 19 Orgy; 20 Theseus; 21 Sleet; 22 Desk; 23 Estimate.

Down: 2 Tarnish; 3 Couplet; 4 Natural causes; 6 Madeira; 7 Oddment; 8 Decamp; 13 Worsted; 14 Ingress; 15 Eloped; 16 Hoodlum; 17 Neglect.

QUICK

Across: 1 Maintain; 5 Hard; 9 Slim; 10 Advances; 11 Ready; 12 Private; 13 Stick-in-the-mud; 18 Resented; 19 Ewer; 20 Evident; 21 Under; 22 Heed; 23 Eyeglass.

Down: 2 Ailment; 3 Nomadic; 4 Independently; 6 Acclaim; 7 Distend; 8 Vanish; 13 Screech; 14 Inspire; 15 Kennel; 16 Eternal; 17 Useless.

 
 
 

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