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Wednesday's puzzle.

Across

1. Barely fair (4)

3. Complaint that's quickly passed on (8)

9. It's just a little radical (7)

10. Is inclined towards medieval tournaments (5)

11. Comes into contact with the beak and pays! (5,3,4)

13. Providing publicity for one in a cartel (6)

15. Go into mourning - I verge on breakdown (6)

17. They support all sorts of blooming things (6-6)

20. The sort of weight to keep the sheets in place (5)

21. One who goes jogging to stagger round the top of the road (7)

22. Adjust the rate on secure valuable possessions (8)

23. Collection of stock invested in other debentures (4)

Down

1. A doleful tale from Jim Reade (8)

2. Acted violently and somehow set about the doctor (5)

4. Inconsistent description of mended clothing (6)

5. Thought of French freedom (12)

6. See Moll fuddled with wine (7)

7. See 19 Down

8. The peroration such as "Time Gentlemen Please"! (7,5)

12. The sort of classes certain to be in unusually idle surroundings (8)

14. In a licentious spree, the French do some backsliding (7)

16. There's nothing missing from a modified reactor to make a big hole (6)

18. Turner's rounded effect comes from this (5)

19 And 7 Down. It's paid immediately in accordance with the Shops Act! (4,4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Jerk (4)

3. Usual (8)

9. Tablet (7)

10. View (5)

11. Dominant (12)

13. Drink (6)

15. Harsh (6)

17. Confusion (12)

20. Once more (5)

21. Amid (7)

22. Posed (8)

23. Kind (4)

Down

1. Envy (8)

2. Pass (5)

4. Fame (6)

5. Spineless (12)

6. Lack (7)

7. Period of time (4)

8. In ratio (12)

12. Phrase (8)

14. Gem (7)

16. Eatable (6)

18. Lament (5)

19. Serene (4)

Tuesday's solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 6 Content; 7 Guide; 9 Fleet; 10 Cutters; 12 Storekeeper; 14 Secretaries; 18 Moisten; 19 Waste; 21 Dried; 22 Bunting.

Down: 1 Mould; 2 Attest; 3 And; 4 Lustre; 5 Adorned; 8 Bunkers; 11 Writhes; 13 Memoirs; 15 Rasped; 16 Enacts; 17 Stint; 20 Cut.

QUICK SOLUTIONS

Across: 6 Voluble; 7 Greed; 9 Claim; 10 Torture; 12 Reliability; 14 Deviousness; 18 Presage; 19 Kaput; 21 Funny; 22 Quibble.

Down: 1 Jolly; 2 Nubile; 3 Sly; 4 Brutal; 5 Secrete; 8 Combine; 11 Divulge; 13 Fearful; 15 Insane; 16 Shabby; 17 Qualm; 20 Cut.

 
 
 

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