Double Crossword

Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) yesterday’s solutions.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

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1. You and I go to church to back ship’s company (4)

3. Dismisses those who take money (8)

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9. Sign flat isn’t wanted at this point, for example (7)

10. It means rising is deferred (3-2)

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11. Gamble, as professional sportsmen do? (4,3,5)

13. Concerning earlier meal (6)

15. Monument of astute construction (6)

17. Polite underling is government employee (5,7)

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20. A profit repeated (5)

21. Form ideas from one enigma (7)

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22. Make a song about source of water getting bigger (8)

23. Is doubly a goddess (4)

Down

1. Plot to put 100 at top of steeple (8)

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2. Additional part of text raises problems (5)

4. Entice to make half-deal and rule out the rest (6)

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5. Idle promise of counteraction brings depression to Mad Hatter (6,6)

6. The first woman takes the others to the mountain (7)

7. Go down where the waste goes? (4)

8. No amateur organised sale of prison (12)

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12. Uneasy when the others get a smaller share (8)

14. Soldier who keeps himself to himself? (7)

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16. Specify as indication (6)

18. What’s wrong with one girl ... (5)

19. ... Or another (4)

Quick puzzle

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Across

1. Adroit (4)

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3. Practicable (8)

9. Prominent (7)

10. Flavour (5)

11. Teacher (12)

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13. Eatable (6)

15. Preferably (6)

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17. Uncivil (12)

20. Elsewhere (5)

21. Wordy (7)

22. Of cooking (8)

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23. Pluck (4)

Down

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1. Stopped (8)

2. Steal (5)

4. Bury (6)

5. Adequate (12)

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6. Implore (7)

7. Always (4)

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8. Memory (12)

12. Explore (8)

14. Beginning (7)

16. Tremble (6)

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18. Smell (5)

19. Mica (4)

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Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Atrophy; 7 Paint; 9 Elgar; 10 Singlet; 12 On the throne; 14 Double-cross; 18 Assault; 19 Drill; 21 Blade; 22 Sinking.

Down: 1 Still; 2 Domain; 3 Why; 4 Danger; 5 Inferno; 8 History; 11 Chiefly; 13 Console; 15 Brandy; 16 Strike; 17 Alone; 20 Aim.

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QUICK

Across: 6 Cunning; 7 Shoot; 9 Range; 10 Asinine; 12 Malevolence; 14 Disentangle; 18 Puerile; 19 Ashen; 21 Merge; 22 Hearten.

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Down: 1 Rural; 2 Enigma; 3 Inn; 4 Chance; 5 Connect; 8 Astound; 11 Fertile; 13 Rivulet; 15 Enrage; 16 Lustre; 17 Rebel; 20 Fee.