Douible crossword: 19/11

Today’s puzzle

Cryptic puzzle

Across

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6. Where people put up regular allowance (7)

7 And 9 Across. First one on the shift? (5,5)

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9. See 7 Across

10 And 21 Across. Examinations on the course learners hope to pass! (7,5)

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12. They act as stooges for honest fellows (8,3)

14. Regulars in the services? (6-5)

18. Secretly removes alcoholic drinks (7)

19. Almost cover pieces of fallen rock (5)

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21. See 10 Across

22. Come to grief at sea - it depends on how big-headed a man is! (7)

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Down

1. One who performs in a Britten oratorio (5)

2. A track made by climbers (6)

3. See 20 Down

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4. Contrive to include a fireside stand (6)

5. Repaired after the axe-head is put right (7)

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8. To use bullying tactics in the style of the cavalryman (7)

11. Seals the first of the treasures in hiding-places (7)

13. Chastise a favourite dog (7)

15. A clue that’s not easy to find (6)

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16. A little nook for a holiday (6)

17. Capture large expanses of water, we hear (5)

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20 And 3 Down. Container vehicle not returning (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Least (7)

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7. Virago (5)

9. Precipitous (5)

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10. Slander (7)

12. Condition (11)

14. Hopelessness (11)

18. Stealthy (7)

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19. Hurl (5)

21. Antecedent (5)

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22. Oppose (7)

Down

1. Beginning (5)

2. Strip (6)

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3. Place (3)

4. Menace (6)

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5. Rendering (7)

8. Segregate (7)

11. Endorse (7)

12. Necessitate (7)

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15. Poignancy (6)

16. Rectangular (6)

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17. Go in (5)

20. Gang (3)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 6 Deleted; 7 Pilot; 9 Nib; 10 Grounding; 12 Press onward; 15 Set in motion; 17 Hit for six; 19 All; 21 Lucre; 22 Faculty.

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Down: 1 Remit; 2 Net; 3 Hear; 4 Window-box; 5 Country; 8 Put out; 11 Train fare; 13 Sombre; 14 Residue; 16 Plato; 18 Ivan; 20 Out.

QUICK - Across: 6 Courier; 7 Round; 9 Try; 10 Adoration; 12 Reparations; 15 Short-handed; 17 Community; 19 Way; 21 Fiend; 22 Passive.

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Down: 1 Worry; 2 Dry; 3 Mend; 4 Contriver; 5 Unsound; 8 Ordain; 11 Detriment; 13 At hand; 14 Chronic; 16 Halve; 18 Tear; 20 Ask.