Double crossword

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Today’s grid

CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

6. Humorous quality belonging to the girl no longer flourishes (7)

7. Beautify part of the head or neck (5)

9 & 11 Dn. Relations

showing no lack

of spirit! (5-7)

10. Wickedness in

the Communist

is assailed (7)

12. Fixed restrictions

for undoubted

winners (11)

14. Taking money

from the bank

and going away

(11)

18. Date-pad

converted to

one’s own use

(7)

19. Keep clear or a vacuum (5)

21. Mechanical advantage needs

a considerable amount of

cleverness (5)

22. He’s associated with a joint

enterprise (7)

Down

1. Word showing possibility of

power (5)

2. He acts as if unsullied (6)

3 & 20 Dn. Make an effort in the

open air to experiment (3,3)

4. Potman? (6)

5. Descriptive of pupil betraying

no sadness (3-4)

8. Writes critical comments

about opinions (7)

11. See 9 Across.

13. A trifling character or a

bowman, maybe (7)

15. Dash seen amongst Irish-

Americans (6)

16. No means of holding the raw

recruit (6)

17. Directed one’s efforts to give

me help all round (5)

20. See 3.

QUICK CLUES:

Across

6. Endanger (7)

7. Coach (5)

9. Smooth (5)

10. Please (7)

12. Disorder (11)

14. Mercury (11)

18. Accept (7)

19. Hoard (5)

21. Cut (5)

22. Weakness (7)

Down

1. Signify (5)

2. Erase (6)

3. Concealed (3)

4. Habit (6)

5. Enclose (7)

8. Squirm (7)

11. Inert (7)

13. Calm (7)

15. Gifted (6)

16. Involve (6)

17. Veracity (5)

20. Weep (3)

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 1 Busybodies; 7

Henna; 8 Decline; 10 Passover; 11

Stop; 13 Bridal; 15 Orders; 17 Rise; 18

Bowsprit; 21 Highest; 22 Mango; 23

Itinerants.Down: 1 Banks; 2 Seasonal;

3 Bidder; 4 Dock; 5 Epistle; 6 Ship’s

berth; 9 Exposition; 12 Pressmen; 14

Insight; 16 Doctor; 19 Rings; 20 Tern.

Quick: Across: 1 Legitimate; 7 Again;

8 Visited; 10 Treasure; 11 Flag; 13

Esteem; 15 Crayon; 17 Heap; 18

Metaphor; 21 Pattern; 22 Event;

23 Translates.Down: 1 Lease; 2

Gangster; 3 Tavern; 4 Muse; 5 Totally; 6

Battleship; 9 Degenerate; 12 Ornament;

14 Traitor; 16 Kennel; 19 Heeds; 20

Keen.