Double crossword

Today’s grid

CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

6. Humorous quality belonging to the girl no longer flourishes (7)

7. Beautify part of the head or neck (5)

9 & 11 Dn. Relations

showing no lack

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of spirit! (5-7)

10. Wickedness in

the Communist

is assailed (7)

12. Fixed restrictions

for undoubted

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winners (11)

14. Taking money

from the bank

and going away

(11)

18. Date-pad

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converted to

one’s own use

(7)

19. Keep clear or a vacuum (5)

21. Mechanical advantage needs

a considerable amount of

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cleverness (5)

22. He’s associated with a joint

enterprise (7)

Down

1. Word showing possibility of

power (5)

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2. He acts as if unsullied (6)

3 & 20 Dn. Make an effort in the

open air to experiment (3,3)

4. Potman? (6)

5. Descriptive of pupil betraying

no sadness (3-4)

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8. Writes critical comments

about opinions (7)

11. See 9 Across.

13. A trifling character or a

bowman, maybe (7)

15. Dash seen amongst Irish-

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Americans (6)

16. No means of holding the raw

recruit (6)

17. Directed one’s efforts to give

me help all round (5)

20. See 3.

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QUICK CLUES:

Across

6. Endanger (7)

7. Coach (5)

9. Smooth (5)

10. Please (7)

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12. Disorder (11)

14. Mercury (11)

18. Accept (7)

19. Hoard (5)

21. Cut (5)

22. Weakness (7)

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Down

1. Signify (5)

2. Erase (6)

3. Concealed (3)

4. Habit (6)

5. Enclose (7)

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8. Squirm (7)

11. Inert (7)

13. Calm (7)

15. Gifted (6)

16. Involve (6)

17. Veracity (5)

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20. Weep (3)

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 1 Busybodies; 7

Henna; 8 Decline; 10 Passover; 11

Stop; 13 Bridal; 15 Orders; 17 Rise; 18

Bowsprit; 21 Highest; 22 Mango; 23

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Itinerants.Down: 1 Banks; 2 Seasonal;

3 Bidder; 4 Dock; 5 Epistle; 6 Ship’s

berth; 9 Exposition; 12 Pressmen; 14

Insight; 16 Doctor; 19 Rings; 20 Tern.

Quick: Across: 1 Legitimate; 7 Again;

8 Visited; 10 Treasure; 11 Flag; 13

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Esteem; 15 Crayon; 17 Heap; 18

Metaphor; 21 Pattern; 22 Event;

23 Translates.Down: 1 Lease; 2

Gangster; 3 Tavern; 4 Muse; 5 Totally; 6

Battleship; 9 Degenerate; 12 Ornament;

14 Traitor; 16 Kennel; 19 Heeds; 20

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Keen.