Double Crossword

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

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. See 23 Across.

3. Ages before the user corrected deletions (8)

9. One who vandalises the funfair (7)

10. Kind of charge for insurance (5)

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11. Having a bachelor’s outlook? (6-6)

13. Dickensian friend! (6)

15. Cause unrestrained anger before the end of the debate (6)

17. Violin bows? Nonsense! (12)

20. A game in which Henry leads mother (5)

21. Spoils nearly all a Mediterranean wine (7)

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22. Ship’s officer followed by many seamen (8)

23. And 1 Across. Support that prevents one’s understanding getting distorted! (4-4)

Down

1. Irritating enough to weary certain people (8)

2. Daniel Finlay takes in a spritely epithet (5)

4. Men are required to supply a second title (6)

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5. Deeply ingrained habit transformed by a recent sound (6,6)

6. Holiday area in which I arrive somehow (7)

7. The kind of gold found in the street (4)

8. Building where one may take a rest during a break (8-4)

12. It depicts the waters near the headland (8)

14. A child of three (7)

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16. See 18 Down

18. And 16 Down. It provides capital cover in case of accidents (5-6)

19. Pretence has confounded the Frenchman (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Lazy (4)

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3. Pitiable (8)

9. Ideal (7)

10. Tine (5)

11. Thesis (12)

13. Subtle difference (6)

15. Sinew (6)

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17. Obsequiousness (12)

20. Defence of being elsewhere (5)

21. Ornament stand (7)

22. Aphid (8)

23. Fastener (4)

Down

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1. Obstructing (8)

2. Noblemen (5)

4. Shrewd (6)

5. Suppositional (12)

6. Double (7)

7. Teeth (4)

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8. Consequence (12)

12. Upside down (8)

14. Offensive (7)

16. Gardening tool (6)

18. Group of nine musicians (5)

19. Telephoned (4)

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Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Sincere; 7 Cheap; 9 Shoot; 10 Setback; 12 Stateliness; 14 Bell-ringers; 18 Quicken; 19 Stave; 21 Level; 22 Notable.

Down: 1 Eight; 2 Accost; 3 Arm; 4 Theban; 5 Sarcasm; 8 Realign; 11 Stainer; 13 Secures; 15 Locked; 16 Rattan; 17 Evils; 20 Nod.

QUICK

Across: 6 Orderly; 7 Saved; 9 Smell; 10 Placate; 12 Exploration; 14 Affiliation; 18 Chopped; 19 Haven; 21 Angry; 22 Secular.

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Down: 1 Crime; 2 Reflex; 3 Fly; 4 Faucet; 5 Section; 8 Clarity; 11 Claimed; 13 Offhand; 15 Impure; 16 Opaque; 17 Regal; 20 Bet.