Double Crossword

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

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. Say something extreme? (5)

8. He is no dreamer about an inventory (7)

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    9. To treat cruelly, stop half the newspapers (7)

    10. Happening still to Turkish capital (5)

    12. Work on place for the other side (10)

    15. It is unlikely that one politician can be formally dressed (10)

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    18. Lit up flower (5)

    19. Real net lasting for ever (7)

    21. Strive to put 100 on 10 with 500 more (7)

    22. Animal noise from the table (5)

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    Down

    1. Not in order, coming from a piece of meat (3,2,5)

    2. Measures taken to get a rise? (5)

    3. Release without charge (4)

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    4. Forces to make wall-painting (6)

    5. The stuff to make ship’s officer bad liar (8)

    6. I regain the country (7)

    11. The reasonableness of taking a number with skill (10)

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    13. He would seem to be more than ready to help the actors (8)

    14. No let up for the rich (7)

    16. Finishes in the morning, gets compensation (6)

    17. Notes disorderly attack (5)

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    20. Enterprising get-up for Napoleon’s island (4)

    Quick puzzle

    Across

    7. Tend (5)

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    8. Thriftiness (7)

    9. Famous (7)

    10. Correct (5)

    12. Dumbfounded (10)

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    15. Explanatory (10)

    18. Blemish (5)

    19. Withdraw (7)

    21. Harsh (7)

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    22. Freight (5)

    Down

    1. Detention (10)

    2. Retinue (5)

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    3. Festival (4)

    4. Alight (6)

    5. In company (8)

    6. Still (7)

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    11. Cutting up (10)

    13. Place (8)

    14. Most favourable (7)

    16. Lambaste (6)

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    17. Bear (5)

    20. Diplomacy (4)

    Tuesday’s solutions

    CRYPTIC

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    Across: 1 Workshops; 8 Aid; 9 Stage-struck; 11 Entitle; 12 Donor; 13 Clamps; 15 Propel; 17 Ropes; 18 Ecstasy; 20 Astronomers; 22 Eon; 23 Side-track.

    Down: 2 Oft; 3 Spent; 4 Outset; 5 Sounder; 6 Taking place; 7 Admiralty; 10 Astral plane; 11 Encircled; 14 Pesetas; 16 Second; 19 Shoot; 21 Roc.

    QUICK

    Across: 1 Affidavit; 8 Mob; 9 Prohibition; 11 Twinkle; 12 Mopes; 13 Poison; 15 Whiten; 17 Chart; 18 Absence; 20 Impropriety; 22 Let; 23 Easterner.

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    Down: 2 Far; 3 Drink; 4 Voiced; 5 Triumph; 6 Omnipotence; 7 Obeisance; 10 Originality; 11 Typically; 14 Octuple; 16 Famous; 19 Serve; 21 Tie.