DCSIMG

Double Crossword

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Today’s grid

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. She’s a singer of low songs! (9)

8. Look at the middle of a cyclone (3)

9. His aim was to avert a family tragedy (7,4)

11. It sees or can be seen in the dark (4-3)

12. A point always cut (5)

13. The boss gets one to ring the workroom (6)

15. There’s no telling if this is to be kept (6)

17. A shade sanctimonious in the main (5)

18. Am in a rough outhouse and none too proud of it (7)

20. An article that grips more than one Chinese secret society (4,2,5)

22. Sartorial obligation, perhaps (3)

23. Are they in no hurry to act? (9)

Down

2. Sash 50 per cent too big (3)

3. Collect more pay (5)

4. A wooded walk? (6)

5. Look after the bishop’s position (7)

6. A fellow with a round bowler, perhaps! (8-3)

7. An extraordinary deed or act may get you this (9)

10. Put a simpler form of material for test (6,5)

11. By chance, tries to reach a verdict (5,4)

14. Type inclined to be emphatic (7)

16. A kindness done to advantage (6)

19. Inn appears very warm to the Spanish (5)

21. A lark turns up as a fish! (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Agreement (9)

8. Possess (3)

9. Cast down (11)

11. Varnish (7)

12. Foreign (5)

13. Come back (6)

15. Placid (6)

17. Rank (5)

18. Mean (7)

20. Bright (11)

22. Decay (3)

23. Interminably (9)

Down

2. Scull (3)

3. Laud (5)

4. Look for (6)

5. Save (7)

6. Thoughtful (11)

7. Deceitful (9)

10. Contingency (11)

11. Censure (9)

14. A knot of ribbons (7)

16. Wan (6)

19. Banish (5)

21. Nothing (3)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Chosen; 8 Quartz; 10 Ordinal; 11 Bower; 12 Liam; 13 Screw; 17 Cathy; 18 Minx; 22 Atone; 23 Aviator; 24 Bonbon; 25 Realms.

Down: 1 Schools; 2 Good day; 3 Penny; 4 Tumbler; 5 Drawn; 6 Azure; 9 Blockhead; 14 Matelot; 15 Pistols; 16 Express; 19 Maybe; 20 Found; 21 Timer.

QUICK

Across: 7 Outfit; 8 Freeze; 10 Verdict; 11 Front; 12 Nick; 13 Boost; 17 Licit; 18 Core; 22 Axiom; 23 Unguent; 24 Silent; 25 Linger.

Down: 1 Convent; 2 Attract; 3 Vivid; 4 Profuse; 5 Below; 6 Deity; 9 Atrocious; 14 Ailment; 15 Foreign; 16 Lecture; 19 Marsh; 20 Silly; 21 Again.

 
 
 

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