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Today’s grid

CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. Facts and figures

(10)

7. Put me in the

last bit and the

answer’s correct

(5)

8. People who

make a lot of

them are popular

(7)

10. A proposal to

introduce the

main work (8)

11. One way to ring

the changes (4)

13. Instruction in

the result of

stripping? (6)

15. Eat out? (6)

17. It’s very ancient

humour– but it

could be growing

(4)

18. He will

appreciate

people with good taste!

(8)

21. A group that is seen in

abbreviated spectacles

(7)

22. It’s a great change for her

(5)

23. A board-meeting? (5-5)

Down

1. One may see through this

riddle (5)

2. A job for the summer? (8)

3. Not too strong in business

(6)

4. Understand it has

potentialities for growth

(4)

5. Affair that will worry you?

(7)

6. Remembers about prayers

(10)

9. Old sailor has a stock of wine

in a small vessel (4-6)

12. Time to start another day

(8)

14. This owl doesn’t give a hoot!

(7)

16. Free with money (6)

19. Tree for the sea-shore,we

hear (5)

20. Attacks best-sellers? (4)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Special (10)

7. Drive out (5)

8. Brave (7)

10. Representative (8)

11. Perfect place (4)

13. Dread (6)

15. Part of a poem (6)

17. Eject (4)

18. Prosperous (4-2-2)

21. Biblical sea (7)

22. Ornament (5)

23. Drawn out (10)

Down

1. Scholar (5)

2. Faith (8)

3. Ask to come (6)

4. Hideous (4)

5. Desert (7)

6. Self-willed (10)

9. Equivalent (10)

12. Sturdy (8)

14. Cattle-thief (7)

16. Swiss city (6)

19. Egg-shaped (5)

20. Surfeit (4)

Yesterday’s solution

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 6 Hastier; 7 Lager; 9

Ink; 10 Admission; 12 Astonishing; 15

Divining-rod; 17 Breakneck; 19 Bob; 21

As yet; 22 Dispose.Down: 1 Maine; 2

Sty; 3 Lead; 4 Falsehood; 5 Rebound;

8 Hiding; 11 Aspirates; 13 Orient; 14

Tigress; 16 Worse; 18 Chip; 20 Spa.

Quick: Across: 6 Freedom; 7 Abhor; 9

Wag; 10 Competent; 12 Furthermore;

15 Improvident; 17 Forlornly; 19 Joy;

21 Annul; 22 Profuse.Down: 1 Great;

2 New; 3 Solo; 4 Abatement; 5 Joinery;

8 Spread; 11 Querulous; 13 Tavern; 14

Impound; 16 Loose; 18 Lure; 20 Off.