Sample Cryptic Grid K

ACROSS
3 Build new construction in Africa, Bet (9)
7 Man loses his head through drink (3)
8 Twenty directors concerned with match statistics (11)
10 Politician in coach crashes (5)
11 Throw him from the fortifications (7)
13 Take out beans for the athlete (6)
14 Meat spread over a bonfire (6)
17 Agreed to be shown the way from den (7)
19 Wanderer returns painting to politician (5)
20 Fellows from the countryside in painting deal (11)
22 Deceitful way to recline, perhaps (3)
23 Unskilled people who beseech moral offender to be converted (9)

DOWN
1 Hens? (9)
2 Having prepared stew with clergyman, I leave the place (11)
3 Woman in loose if confused state (7)
4 Learner covered in sand and whitener (6)
5 I take his golf clubs (5)
6 He is covered in white dust (3)
9 Being unwilling to call tune “Try another way” (11)
12 Beach news? (9)
15 Respects Spanish leader and encounters Egyptian leader in retreat (7)
16 Stick the little commercial in a particular place (6)
18 Washing on rope attached to pole (5)
21 Grass found in every environment (3)

Sample Quick
ACROSS: 3 ATM (9) 7 Paintings (3) 8 Intruders (11) 10 Vagrant (5) 11 Sooner (7) 13 Observing (6) 14 Yellow fruit (6) 17 Two-wheeler (7) 19 Beg (5) 20 Identify (11) 22 Horse-like animal (3) 23 Vegetable plot (9).
DOWN: 1 Works of art (9) 2 Tourist entertainment (11) 3 Devalue (7) 4 Meal (6) 5 Difficult question (5) 6 Not either (3) 9 Of a certain monarch (11) 12 Consider afresh (9) 15 Hire (7) 16 European city (6) 18 Turn (5) 21 Unwell (3).

Solution to Sample Cryptic
ACROSS: 3 Fabricate 7 Ale 8 Scoreboards 10 Bumps 11 Castles 13 Runner 14 Beacon 17 Settled 19 Tramp 20 Arrangement 22 Lie 23 Beginners.
DOWN: 1 Ladybirds 2 Westminster 3 Floosie 4 Bleach 5 Irons 6 Ted 9 Reluctantly 12 Sandpaper 15 Esteems 16 Adhere 18 Linen 21 Rye.

Solution to Sample Quick
ACROSS: 3 Cashpoint 7 Art 8 Trespassers 10 Tramp 11 Earlier 13 Noting 14 Banana 17 Scooter 19 Plead 20 Distinguish 22 Ass 23 Allotment.
DOWN: 1 Paintings 2 Attractions 3 Cheapen 4 Supper 5 Poser 6 Nor 9 Elizabethan 12 Readdress 15 Appoint 16 Prague 18 Twist 21 Ill.

Sample Easy Grid A

ACROSS
7 Commanded (7)
8 Liquid (5)
9 Woman to be married (5)
10 Outlaws (7)
11 Immoral (5)
12 Simple (4)
16 Take part in election (4)
18 Planet (5)
21 Get back (7)
23 Circular (5)
24 Seabirds (5)
25 Wild cat (7)

DOWN
1 Counsellor (7)
2 Notes of a chord played in succession (8)
3 Fit to eat (6)
4 One of two (4)
5 Denude (5)
6 Angry (5)
9 Container (4)
13 Bad language (8)
14 Severe lack of rain (7)
15 Country in central Africa (4)
17 Continent (6)
19 Narcotics (5)
20 Top of the head (5)
22 Enormous (4)

Solution
ACROSS
7 Ordered
8 Water
9 Bride
10 Bandits
11 Wrong
12 Easy
16 Vote
18 Earth
21 Recover
23 Round
24 Gulls
25 Panther

DOWN
1 Advisor
2 Arpeggio
3 Edible
4 Twin
5 Strip
6 Cross
9 Bowl
13 Swearing
14 Drought
15 Chad
17 Europe
19 Drugs
20 Scalp
22 Vast
Sample Big 596 Big Grid 6

ACROSS
1 Applauded (7)
5 Substantial (12)
11 Emblem (4)
13 Short street party is getting louder (9)
14 Haphazard distribution making Ron mad (6)
16 Vladimir … [Russian-born American novelist] (7)
17 Harvest (5)
19 American prairie horse (7)
20 Skin disease (4)
22 Put new order into holiday town (6)
23 Marcus Tullius … [Roman statesman] (6)
24 Mouth-like openings (5)
26 Landowner (6)
27 Guarded (5)
31 Whale fat (7)
33 … Waugh [Brideshead Revisited author] (6)
35 Shady enclosure (5)
37 Leading but not right to show clenched fingers (4)
38 Towards the stern (3)
39 The weapon for Ken – if it can be arranged (5)
40 Half the south-east is prepared for death (6)
42 Reprisal (8)
44 Mistake caused by dread mostly (5)
47 Artiste (11)
51 Burdened (5)
56 Airport (8)
57 Name for several small antelopes (3-3)
60 Entomb (5)
61 Loiter like a convict (3)
62 Point to limb temperature (4)
64 Australian wild dog (5)
65 High point (6)
67 Orange-coloured fruit (7)
68 Trees arranged as a skeletal feature (5)
69 Wall painting (6)
71 Pomeranian dog (5)
72 Truman … [Breakfast at Tiffany’s author] (6)
77 Brightly-coloured fishes (6)
79 Francisco … [Spanish painter and etcher] (4)
80 Deadly disease (7)
82 Poisonous (5)
84 Frozen rain (7)
85 Site of severe First World War battle (6)
87 Inflammation of the lung (9)
89 Request for reply to invitation (4)
90 Without limit (12)
91 Defy (7)

DOWN
1 Arrogant (5)
2 Tool used to make a crude signature at end of page (3)
3 Bullfighter (7)
4 Machine for generating electric currents (6)
5 Wooden shoes (5)
6 Story about ravine containing vermin (9)
7 Father (3)
8 Lip (3)
9 Simple hydrocarbon (7)
10 Set off (6)
11 Takes pleasure in (5)
12 Woman hired to tend to and educate children (9)
15 Snake (4)
18 Come across (9)
21 Relating to the West Indies (9)
23 Food brought by taxi number two on time (7)
25 Illicit alcohol (7)
26 Amusement with soldier in growing organisms (5)
28 Lucerne (7)
29 Characteristic (5)
30 With boron, Richard makes a building block (5)
32 Motorcyclist (5)
34 Shelter (3)
36 Carl Maria von … [German composer] (5)
40 Stain (3)
41 Silenced by submerging the ends in wet earth (5)
43 She may go to law (3)
45 Put eggs in a line, you hear! (3)
46 Low seat without a back (7)
47 Editor’s brief success as a boy (5)
48 In a monotonous manner (9)
49 Writing stuff is a bit kinky (3)
50 Broken teeth grab Greek letter for a term (7)
51 Recluse being solitary in two ways (5)
52 Eugene .. [chief painter of the French romantic school] (9)
53 Nearly fasten the garment (7)
54 The sin of lions? (5)
55 A member state of the United Arab Emirates (5)
58 Simple musical instrument (5)
59 … Smith [Prime Minister of the former Rhodesia] (3)
63 Serve up something sweet after snake and a vegetable (9)
66 Powerlessness (9)
70 Entertained (7)
73 Daughter of Zeus (7)
74 Seat of the Oracle (6)
75 Fairy stick having pale fudge centre (4)
76 Consume (6)
78 Pointed at small instrument (5)
81 Answer (5)
83 Mad way to make paving (5)
85 Very High Frequency (3)
86 Hurry to get one out of bankruptcy (3)
88 Person of wealth (3)

Solution
ACROSS: 1 Clapped 5 Considerable 11 Logo 13 Crescendo 14 Random 16 Nabokov 17 Yield 19 Mustang 20 Acne 22 Resort 23 Cicero 24 Ostia 26 Farmer 27 Cagey 31 Blubber 33 Evelyn 35 Bower 37 Fist 38 Aft 39 Knife 40 Demise 42 Backlash 44 Error 47 Entertainer 51 Laden 56 Heathrow 57 Dik-dik 60 Inurn 61 Lag 62 Warm 64 Dingo 65 Zenith 67 Apricot 68 Spine 69 Fresco 71 Spitz 72 Capote 77 Wrasse 79 Goya 80 Anthrax 82 Toxic 84 Graupel 85 Verdun 87 Pneumonia 89 RSVP 90 Indefinitely 91 Disobey.
DOWN: 1 Cocky 2 Axe 3 Picador 4 Dynamo 5 Clogs 6 Narrative 7 Dad 8 Rim 9 Benzene 10 Embark 11 Likes 12 Governess 15 Naga 18 Encounter 21 Caribbean 23 Cabbage 25 Shebeen 26 Fungi 28 Alfalfa 29 Trait 30 Brick 32 Biker 34 Lee 36 Weber 40 Dye 41 Muted 43 Sue 45 Roe 46 Ottoman 47 Edwin 48 Tediously 49 Ink 50 Epithet 51 Loner 52 Delacroix 53 Nightie 54 Pride 55 Dubai 58 Kazoo 59 Ian 63 Asparagus 66 Impotence 70 Regaled 73 Artemis 74 Delphi 75 Wand 76 Expend 78 Sharp 81 Reply 83 Crazy 85 VHF 86 Run 88 Nob.

Sample Themed (Lincolnshire) Grid H

ACROSS: 1 Enduring (7) 5 Trade name (5) 8 Cutlery (9) 9 Limb (3) 10 Called (5) 12 Flask (7) 13 Covered way (6) 14 Overtook (6) 17 Axe (7) 19 Entertainment (5) 21 Mineral water resort (3) 22 Enthusiasm (9) 24 Looks for (5) 25 Reckonings (7).
DOWN: 1 Ancient language (5) 2 Large expanse of water (3) 3 Obstructed (7) 4 Spectres (6) 5 Drop fat over (5) 6 Scaremongers (9) 7 Bequeathed by will (7) 11 Oven (9) 13 Confronts (7) 15 Naval rank (7) 16 Glowing (6) 18 Iron (5) 20 Lawsuits (5) 23 Biblical figure (3).

Solution
ACROSS: 1 Lasting 5 Brand 8 Teaspoons 9 Arm 10 Named 12 Thermos 13 Arcade 14 Passed 17 Chopper 19 Music 21 Spa 22 Eagerness 24 Seeks 25 Tallies.
DOWN: 1 Latin 2 Sea 3 Impeded 4 Ghosts 5 Baste 6 Alarmists 7 Demised 11 Microwave 13 Accosts 15 Admiral 16 Bright 18 Press 20 Cases 23 Eli.

Anagram

Rearrange the following letters in the grid to reveal a feature of Lincolnshire:

A7 K9 C13 G4 E8 N8 L10 M3 B11

Solution

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