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 And 23 Across. Position that’s the standard way of showing respect (4-4)

3. What any type in the press-room must be (8)

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    9. Hide the real transformation (7)

    10. Stick no flap the wrong way round (5)

    11. It’s used for putting a light jet into action (5-7)

    13. Put the accent on emotional pressure (6)

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    15. Sea air (6)

    17. They derive some interest from making advances (5-7)

    20. It’s used for piercing southern fruit (5)

    21. You’ll find us in a Chinese pottery - it’s diverting (7)

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    22. Books replacements (8)

    23. See 1 Across

    Down

    1. Hook to grip quickly (8)

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    2. A shopping area upset the South American quadruped (5)

    4. Mundane description of the groundwork? (6)

    5. An outstanding item as far as the gambler is concerned (4,2,6)

    6. Marsh bird pecked another one ... (7)

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    7. ... And one in a bigger nest (4)

    8. Expert at fleecing (5-7)

    12. Using this, I line up the target, by the sound of it (8)

    14. Just the ones to rise after the start of the rebellion (7)

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    16. Part to stick together (6)

    18. Plant is one that needs unusual care all round (5)

    19. Presumes to hold an employer back (4)

    Quick puzzle

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    Across

    1. Dandy (4)

    3. Guess (8)

    9. Shrivelled (7)

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    10. Confuse (5)

    11. Recovering (12)

    13. Withdraw (6)

    15. Property (6)

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    17. Foreboding (12)

    20. Avoid (5)

    21. Malady (7)

    22. Pass (8)

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    23. Image (4)

    Down

    1. Dejected (8)

    2. Twelve (5)

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    4. Saturated (6)

    5. Unapproachable (12)

    6. Appendices (7)

    7. Pitcher (4)

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    8. Shining (12)

    12. Of abstinence (8)

    14. Slaughter (7)

    16. Reveal (6)

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    18. Correct (5)

    19. Ban (4)

    Tuesday’s solutions

    CRYPTIC

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    Across: 6 Auction; 7 Tomes; 9 Denim; 10 Notable; 12 Restraining; 14 Quarter-deck; 18 Stripes; 19 Bores; 21 Green; 22 Release.

    Down: 1 Puree; 2 Strike; 3 Son; 4 Domain; 5 Decline; 8 Towards; 11 Steeper; 13 Mutters; 15 Reined; 16 Crowed; 17 Leash; 20 Net.

    QUICK

    Across: 6 Charity; 7 Banal; 9 Brood; 10 Impound; 12 Deferential; 14 Connotation; 18 Distort; 19 Glory; 21 Stuff; 22 Pungent.

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    Down: 1 Shirk; 2 Groove; 3 Sty; 4 Cavort; 5 Gainsay; 8 Amnesty; 11 Lecture; 13 Society; 15 Notify; 16 Oblige; 17 Wrong; 20 Put.