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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. Industrial locations for the factory dances! (9)

8. Help one in the present time (3)

9. Having a great desire to keep going on (5-6)

11. Give one the right to name a book (7)

12. He gives a fellow gold (5)

13. Firmly fastens up potato stores (6)

15. Support the Spanish drive (6)

17. They should be known to sailors and boxers (5)

18. Yes, acts in variety will produce great delight (7)

20. No storms are disturbing the space students (11)

22. A great age for a Scotsman, we hear (3)

23. Divert to subsidiary racecourse (4-5)

Down

2. Frequently expressed in poetry (3)

3. Didn’t save an animal shelter in the street (5)

4. Not in the coterie for a start (6)

5. More reliable plumber (7)

6. Happening to be catching flat-fish, I hear (6,5)

7. The board in charge of movements in the main (9)

10. Spirit level, theosophically speaking! (6,5)

11. In the finish the ring is surrounded (9)

14. A fluctuation in foreign currency could be seen as steep (7)

16. He’s active between rounds for a short time (6)

19. Pot a small propagated plant (5)

21. Fabulous winger right on course, initially (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Attestation (9)

8. Rabble (3)

9. Embargo (11)

11. Glint (7)

12. Goes listlessly (5)

13. Toxin (6)

15. Blanch (6)

17. Map (5)

18. Lack (7)

20. Indecorum (11)

22. Tenanted (3)

23. Oriental (9)

Down

2. Distant (3)

3. Imbibe (5)

4. Spoken (6)

5. Victory (7)

6. All-powerfulness (11)

7. Homage (9)

10. Inventiveness (11)

11. Characteristically (9)

14. Eightfold (7)

16. Renowned (6)

19. Wait on (5)

21. Bind (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Punter; 8 Set out; 10 Coinage; 11 Lucre; 12 Eyed; 13 Ruins; 17 Smash; 18 Rear; 22 After; 23 Valises; 24 Partly; 25 Galore.

Down: 1 Apaches; 2 Infidel; 3 Texas; 4 Sealing; 5 Pouch; 6 Steep; 9 Repulsive; 14 Emerald; 15 Tea-shop; 16 Dresser; 19 Lamps; 20 Store; 21 Clear.

QUICK

Across: 7 Remark; 8 Course; 10 Grapple; 11 Flood; 12 Lull; 13 Phase; 17 Lucid; 18 Brew; 22 Wreck; 23 Unravel; 24 Relish; 25 Motive.

Down: 1 Fragile; 2 Amiable; 3 Crypt; 4 Confuse; 5 Proof; 6 Ready; 9 Technique; 14 Puckish; 15 Prevail; 16 Swollen; 19 Swarm; 20 Reply; 21 Crook.

 

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