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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. Harsh things said behind the captain’s back? (5,5)

7. Sounds to be permitted if given voice (5)

8. Coped as he grew older? (7)

10. Twisted blade can be evenly weighted (8)

11. Extremely deficient delivery - only half (4)

13. Herod’s other island? (6)

15. Tip-top edition using thin gauzy paper (6)

17. Rounds of feline drinks? (4)

18. Sacks the money-takers (8)

21. Shyness kept ready if needed? (7)

22. Drilling tool used in putting fireguard back (5)

23. Publicity man wildly resents gap (5,5)

Down

1. Damage the booty (5)

2. Jeopardise by showing wrath after the finale (8)

3. How many have less feeling? (6)

4. Has possession of ring at three points (4)

5. Go off the topic - unusual dirge on ship (7)

6. Does he purr over his swag? (3,7)

9. Boring step taken to get bushels, quarters, etc.? (3,7)

12. Wet chair to be treated cautiously (4,4)

14. He is against work on problem (7)

16. In which court pictures are not for public viewing? (6)

19. 3 in a boat, perhaps (5)

20. Hearty bowman? (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Favoured (10)

7. Machinery (5)

8. Flabby (7)

10. Droop (8)

11. Blow (4)

13. Infertile (6)

15. Rule (6)

17. Unsightly (4)

18. Continuous (8)

21. Sketch (7)

22. Regal (5)

23. Heedless (10)

Down

1. Obvious (5)

2. Trespasser (8)

3. Swarm over (6)

4. Dash (4)

5. Omit (7)

6. Enchanted (10)

9. For sure (10)

12. Keep (8)

14. Free (7)

16. Condemned (6)

19. Chasm (5)

20. Region (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Snooker-player; 8 Released; 9 Tots; 10 Scraps; 12 Medusa; 14 Stroll; 16 Chorus; 18 Gait; 20 Sun-baked; 22 Again and again.

Down: 1 Undercut; 2 Modena; 3 Less; 4 Epidemic; 5 Halted; 6 Meat; 11 Salesman; 13 Souvenir; 15 Outfit; 17 Orange; 19 Alga; 21 Nods.

QUICK

Across: 7 Make the most of; 8 Coquette; 9 Item; 10 Random; 12 In gaol; 14 Barren; 16 Excite; 18 Fall; 20 Unstable; 22 Dissoluteness.

Down: 1 Panorama; 2 Refund; 3 Shut; 4 Imbecile; 5 Asking; 6 Robe; 11 Manfully; 13 Outclass; 15 Relish; 17 Chains; 19 Avid; 21 Site.

 
 
 

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