Double Crossword

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

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. You and I go to church to back ship’s company (4)

3. Dismisses those who take money (8)

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    9. Sign flat isn’t wanted at this point, for example (7)

    10. It means rising is deferred (3-2)

    11. Gamble, as professional sportsmen do? (4,3,5)

    13. Concerning earlier meal (6)

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    15. Monument of astute construction (6)

    17. Polite underling is government employee (5,7)

    20. A profit repeated (5)

    21. Form ideas from one enigma (7)

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    22. Make a song about source of water getting bigger (8)

    23. Is doubly a goddess (4)

    Down

    1. Plot to put 100 at top of steeple (8)

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    2. Additional part of text raises problems (5)

    4. Entice to make half-deal and rule out the rest (6)

    5. Idle promise of counteraction brings depression to Mad Hatter (6,6)

    6. The first woman takes the others to the mountain (7)

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    7. Go down where the waste goes? (4)

    8. No amateur organised sale of prison (12)

    12. Uneasy when the others get a smaller share (8)

    14. Soldier who keeps himself to himself? (7)

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    16. Specify as indication (6)

    18. What’s wrong with one girl ... (5)

    19. ... Or another (4)

    Quick puzzle

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    Across

    1. Adroit (4)

    3. Practicable (8)

    9. Prominent (7)

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    10. Flavour (5)

    11. Teacher (12)

    13. Eatable (6)

    15. Preferably (6)

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    17. Uncivil (12)

    20. Elsewhere (5)

    21. Wordy (7)

    22. Of cooking (8)

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    23. Pluck (4)

    Down

    1. Stopped (8)

    2. Steal (5)

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    4. Bury (6)

    5. Adequate (12)

    6. Implore (7)

    7. Always (4)

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    8. Memory (12)

    12. Explore (8)

    14. Beginning (7)

    16. Tremble (6)

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    18. Smell (5)

    19. Mica (4)

    Wednesday’s solutions

    CRYPTIC

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    Across: 6 Atrophy; 7 Paint; 9 Elgar; 10 Singlet; 12 On the throne; 14 Double-cross; 18 Assault; 19 Drill; 21 Blade; 22 Sinking.

    Down: 1 Still; 2 Domain; 3 Why; 4 Danger; 5 Inferno; 8 History; 11 Chiefly; 13 Console; 15 Brandy; 16 Strike; 17 Alone; 20 Aim.

    QUICK

    Across: 6 Cunning; 7 Shoot; 9 Range; 10 Asinine; 12 Malevolence; 14 Disentangle; 18 Puerile; 19 Ashen; 21 Merge; 22 Hearten.

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    Down: 1 Rural; 2 Enigma; 3 Inn; 4 Chance; 5 Connect; 8 Astound; 11 Fertile; 13 Rivulet; 15 Enrage; 16 Lustre; 17 Rebel; 20 Fee.