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. Prima donna eager to return (4)

8. Foolish fellow on the motorway is a fielder (5,3-2)

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9. Lessen when I mind his, perhaps? (8)

10. Manage with a cloak (4)

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12. Put an end to drink (6)

14. Room for a car (6)

15. Iron only ordered for crime (6)

17. Hotel employee’s drink (6)

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18. Let it stand for printers! (4)

19. Jane’s misfortune (8)

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21. Fellow countryman getting trio to camp out (10)

22. Consumes awful teas (4)

Down

2. Tactless but fashionable record concerning extra-terrestrial (10)

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3. Wine with some lasting effects (4)

4. Toboggan breaking his leg (6)

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5. Epidemiologist finally gets pushy about discovering disease (6)

6. Round letter (8)

7. Formerly seen in concert (4)

11. Calvinist in favour of examination for the worker (10)

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13. Dances in stewpots? (3-5)

16. Shy cat upset by sailing vessels (6)

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17. Pale-faced friend takes cover (6)

18. Plunder wine (4)

20. Friend reorganising team (4)

Quick puzzle

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Across

1. Musical symbol (4)

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8. Versatile cricketer (3-7)

9. Minor clash (8)

10. Gemstone (4)

12. Stitch (6)

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14. Cure (6)

15. Hit (6)

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17. Nakedness (6)

18. Abominable snowman (4)

19. Parasite (8)

21. Advantageous (10)

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22. Renown (4)

Down

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2. Lacking brilliance (10)

3. Just (4)

4. Food fish (6)

5. Parent (6)

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6. Told (8)

7. Of the mouth (4)

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11. Concert hall (10)

13. Used (8)

16. Involve (6)

17. Serviette (6)

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18. Aggressive youths (4)

20. Canine animal (4)

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Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Raise; 8 Enlarge; 9 Shallot; 10 Tunic; 12 Separation; 15 Tapestries; 18 Realm; 19 Tarnish; 21 Gremlin; 22 Easel.

Down: 1 Prosecutor; 2 Vital; 3 Zeal; 4 Bertha; 5 Flatmate; 6 Frantic; 11 Centre half; 13 Ensemble; 14 Speaker; 16 Rating; 17 Tipsy; 20 Reed.

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QUICK

Across: 7 Realm; 8 Tripped; 9 Sapling; 10 Throw; 12 Unfamiliar; 15 Speciality; 18 Rumba; 19 Tarnish; 21 Cynical; 22 Frail.

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Down: 1 Trespasser; 2 Happy; 3 Impi; 4 Stigma; 5 District; 6 Upbraid; 11 Worthwhile; 13 Nuisance; 14 Germane; 16 Lately; 17 Final; 20 Rift.