DCSIMG

Double Crossword

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

Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. Support the bad seer (7)

7. Clearly not a slimming drink (5)

9. It’s clear learner is in considerable discomfort (5)

10. Feel affection for everybody when there’s no score (4-3)

12. Instructed subordinate fraternities? (5,6)

14. All right – go, being extremely rich! (4,4,3)

18. Coped, although he looked a lot older (7)

19. Commence, for example, in a receptacle (5)

21. ... yet it produces liquor (5)

22. The limitation of a possible substitute? (7)

Down

1. Doctor unwell in regular practice? (5)

2. Put little work into wrong choice (6)

3. Colour twice returned in 12 (3)

4. Be there to see the last of an abstainer (6)

5. Try clue for knives, forks, etc. (7)

8. Cool men adapted eyeglass (7)

11. Greatly looked up to though always in debt apparently (7)

13. It has to be paid when ten play badly (7)

15. Youth leader in good time for the annual get-together (6)

16. Antenna involving charge of a pound to the queen ... (6)

17. ... is up to the first woman to sift ... (5)

20. ... from the jumble to allow (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Biased (7)

7. Obscure (5)

9. Hoax (5)

10. Impetus (7)

12. Last but one (11)

14. Forbidding (11)

18. Present (7)

19. Scratch (5)

21. Silent (5)

22. Reveal (7)

Down

1. Crypt (5)

2. Smother (6)

3. Breach (3)

4. Void (6)

5. Throb (7)

8. Copy (7)

11. Spouse (7)

13. Laborious (7)

15. Set (6)

16. Winner (6)

17. Sorrow (5)

20. Tavern (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Stern words; 7 Aloud; 8 Managed; 10 Balanced; 11 Very; 13 Rhodes; 15 Tissue; 17 Laps; 18 Cashiers; 21 Reserve; 22 Auger; 23 Press agent. Down: 1 Spoil; 2 Endanger; 3 Number; 4 Owns; 5 Digress; 6 Cat burglar; 9 Dry measure; 12 With care; 14 Opposer; 16 Camera; 19 Eight; 20 Eros.

QUICK

Across: 1 Privileged; 7 Plant; 8 Flaccid; 10 Languish; 11 Huff; 13 Barren; 15 Govern; 17 Ugly; 18 Constant; 21 Diagram; 22 Royal; 23 Regardless. Down: 1 Plain; 2 Intruder; 3 Infest; 4 Elan; 5 Exclude; 6 Spellbound; 9 Definitely; 12 Conserve; 14 Release; 16 Doomed; 19 Abyss; 20 Area.

 
 
 

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