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Today’s grid

CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. Return to a state

of liquidity (4)

8. Is he stranded in

mid-air? (4-6)

9. Provided a fresh

stock and made

good (8)

10. The beginnings

of any pleasant

summer

excursion for a

recess (4)

12. Savage from

Recife (6)

14. Catapults

providing

support for

injured members

(6)

15. A lonely man

who takes the

girl’s hand, we

hear! (6)

17. What will

provide a way in

past the French

ambassador (6)

18. Part of the

Bible’s authority associated

with Jacob (4)

19. Could be a tiger near meat !

(3-5)

21. Frustrate a record on sure

winner (10)

22. Evict some of the

impecunious tenants (4)

Down

2. Rows in houses revealing

domesticity! (10)

3. Put down unfinished legal

document (4)

4. Thinly scattered at both ends

of a space course (6)

5. Vegetables for citizens of

Stockholm (6)

6. Removing obstructions to

make space in the forest (8)

7 & 17 Dn. No charge for

weapons for the self-

employed (4-6)

11. They travel around to look at

a prophet in spectacles (5-5)

13. Potent drink showing strange

striking power (3-5)

16. Making a note of the

minutes? (6)

17. See 7 Down.

18. Currently occurring as a

revolutionary movement (4)

20. A man of high note (4)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Deficiency (4)

8. Impracticable (10)

9. Conclusive (8)

10. Engrave (4)

12. Take risks (6)

14. Powerful (6)

15. Optical illusion (6)

17. Ignoble (6)

18. At one time (4)

19. Shrink (8)

21. Valued too low (10)

22. Always (4)

Down

2. Change (10)

3. New Zealand bird (4)

4. Elf (6)

5. Dormant (6)

6. Manager (8)

7. Network (4)

11. Appropriate (10)

13. Ornamental band (8)

16. Armed guard (6)

17. Reason (6)

18. Responsibility (4)

20. Travel on horse back (4)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 7 Urges; 8 Contend;

9 Top-side; 10 Ceded; 12 Distribute; 15

Second-hand; 18 Dream; 19 Notable; 21

Tenants; 22 Roses.Down: 1 Buttressed;

2 Agape; 3 Asti; 4 Accent; 5 Inaction; 6

Needful; 11 Dress sense; 13 Ignominy; 14

Screens; 16 Honest; 17 Obese; 20 Tory.

Quick: Across: 7 House; 8 Pretend; 9

Absolve; 10 Inter; 12 Compliment; 15

Correspond; 18 Latch; 19 Interim; 21

Incense; 22 Learn. Down: 1 Theatrical;

2 Quest; 3 Feel; 4 Upkeep; 5 Sedition; 6

Heathen; 11 Retirement; 13 Overhang; 14

Protect; 16 Pained; 17 Break; 20 Tilt.