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Today’s grid

CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

7. Become tied

up in French

composer (5)

8. An ornament

attached to a

sound receiver

(3-4)

9. Hesitate on

moral grounds

- to prescribe

twenty grains?

(7)

10. Amalgamation

of several

companies

showing

confidence (5)

12. Acrimony sent

tribes crazy (10)

15. This provides a

foundation from

which one’s

bounds may be

extended (10)

18. Achieves a

sharper result, being not

quite upright (5)

19. Stern directors (7)

21. Article included among

pennies as an act of

contrition (7)

22. Motive for legal action (5)

Down

1. The hour is near at hand for

one who has this (5-5)

2. Each point comes to extreme

conclusion (5)

3. It’s a mistake to move on the

ice (4)

4. Object to being told to go

again? (6)

5. Relatives who are kept in

order (8)

6. We hear the girl employed is

ill-treated (7)

11. A teacher after a job is a

slave-driver! (4-6)

13. I’m adopting an attitude to

be prominent (8)

14. Men of the church, one hears,

are big boomers (7)

16. Store of fat? (6)

17. Some of the servicemen use

food cards (5)

20. Kind of yarn to cut off (4)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

7. Female relative (5)

8. Subterfuge (7)

9. N. African port (7)

10. Voracity (5)

12. Judges (10)

15. Workers’ association

(5,5)

18. Famous lover (5)

19. Shake (7)

21. Colonnade (7)

22. Coach (5)

Down

1. Teacher (10)

2. Danger (5)

3. Nil (4)

4. Zodiac sign (6)

5. Pouched animal (8)

6. Freedom (7)

11. Vanishes (10)

13. Art of oratory (8)

14. Cultivators (7)

16. Idea (6)

17. Diminish (5)

20. Consumes (4)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 1 Telegraph; 8 Act;

9 Secretaries; 11 Bounded; 12 Clean;

13 Cohere; 15 Stance; 17 Wails; 18

Hide-out; 20 Transmitter; 22 Ash; 23

Everybody.Down: 2 Eye; 3 Greed; 4

Awards; 5 Hair-cut; 6 Easternmost;

7 Stringent; 10 Caught in the; 11

Buckwheat; 14 Restate; 16 Chaste; 19

Daisy; 21 End.

Quick: Across: 1 Penetrate; 8 Owe;

9 Prohibition; 11 Betoken; 12 Tread;

13 Astral; 15 Deepen; 17 Donor; 18

Outrage; 20 Indifferent; 22 Sin; 23

Earnestly.Down: 2 Err; 3 Trick; 4 Aliens;

5 Epistle; 6 Contemplate; 7 Residence;

10 Outstanding; 11 Blandness; 14

Abridge; 16 Coffer; 19 There; 21 Nil.