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Today’s grid

CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. Preposition used

in any amount of

sentences (4)

3. Dislike a test

said to be

complicated (8)

9. A case for

travelling light

(7)

10. Vessel carrying

fuel from Loire

(5)

11. Unable to

say why you

can’t solve a

crossword?

(4,3,5)

13. Choice adoption

societies give

you (6)

15. Much time and

trouble is taken

in its drafting (6)

17. Man with some

degree of skills?

(6,2,4)

20. Perplexed, as the Navy often

is (2,3)

21. A race between two Poles

and an Arab (7)

22. Line of tolerance? (8)

23. Do carpenters worry about

such work? (4)

Down

1. Not a pretty sight on the face

of things (4,4)

2. Grasping secret societies in

China? (5)

4. Give a slight cut? (6)

5. A way to make compete

provisions (12)

6. A boy in error becomes a

Moslem warrior (7)

7. Clearly it includes him! (4)

8. Not how other people may

picture you? (4-8)

12. Fish I catch in a basket (8)

14. Travelling goods will be in it

(7)

16. Made sure your slip wasn’t

showing? (6)

18. Come again about the dog

(5)

19. Sphere of the dance? (4)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Ceremony (4)

3. Speculators (8)

9. Non-professional (7)

10. Kind of parrot (5)

11. Hymn (4,2,6)

13. Niche (6)

15. American inventor (6)

17. Sea-bird (6-6)

20. Military student (5)

21. Bandits (7)

22. Enrolled (8)

23. Drop (4)

Down

1. Give confidence to (8)

2. Coach (5)

4. Sudden (6)

5. Artillery attacks (12)

6. Pleas (7)

7. Stitched (4)

8. Shows (12)

12. Enveloped (8)

14. Stronghold (7)

16. Past (6)

18. Arrive at (5)

19. Pain (4)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 6 Therapy; 7 Lotus; 9

Print; 10 Visitor; 12 Church-goers; 14

Takes the lot; 18 Repairs; 19 Nears; 21

Set-to; 22 Observe.Down: 1 There; 2

Trench; 3 Ape; 4 Domino; 5 Humours;

8 Lighter; 11 Oratory; 13 Paperer; 15

Ecarte; 16 Opener; 17 Drove; 20 Ebb.

Quick: Across: 6 Arrival; 7 Astir; 9

Steep; 10 Asperse; 12 Stimulation;

14 Reiteration; 18 Furtive; 19 Sleep;

21 Drill; 22 Asinine.Down: 1 Brute;

2 Divert; 3 Gay; 4 Aspect; 5 Mission;

8 Isolate; 11 Improve; 13 Require; 15

Tattle; 16 Oblong; 17 Being; 20 Use.