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Quick Cryptic 1864 by Izetti

This took me a little longer than usual, so I suspect it is at the harder end of the spectrum. Generally an enjoyable solve with some nice surfaces. 9 minutes for me.


Across
1 Correct project given change of direction at the end (6)
PROPER - PROPEL with the L changed to R
5 Full agreement, we hear (6)
PACKED - sounds like PACT
8 City torn apart when captured by crazed male (8)
MONTREAL - anagram ('apart') of TORN combined with anagram ('crazed') of MALE
9 After grave message, enemy's beginning to be mature (4)
RIPE - RIP is a message on a grave, add E for enemy
10 This writer's continuing with the unfinished story (4)
MYTH - MY + TH(e)
11 Knight, slippery type entertained by monarch, is showing obeisance (8)
KNEELING - N (night in chess notation) + EEL, all inside KING
12 Batsman, maybe, feeling more pain, having secured century (6)
SCORER - SORER with C inserted
14 Play around as one fitting tobacco into pipe? (6)
TAMPER - Double definition. One tamps tobacco into a pipe, apparrently
16 Think about new sin in revised credo (8)
CONSIDER - anagram ('new') of SIN combined with anagram ('revised') of CREDO
18 Absolute order (4)
RANK - double definition
20 No longer having money in chest (4)
BUST - double definition
21 One seeking perfection? One limited by silly details (8)
IDEALIST - I inserted into anagram ('silly') of DETAILS
23 Sailors in flat-bottomed boat showing heart (6)
KERNEL - RN inside KEEL
24 What's carried by tutees, say — some submissions to tutor? (6)
ESSAYS - hidden word: tuteES SAY Some

Down
2 Unknown wild area to the north offering lots of space (5)
ROOMY - Y (unknown) + MOOR, all backwards
3 Rich pet at sea in vessel (7)
PITCHER - anagram ('at sea') of RICH PET
4 Whisky kept in jar? Yes (3)
RYE - hidden word: jaR YEs
5 Material from learner you incorporated in advertisement (9)
POLYESTER - L + YE inserted into POSTER
6 Material in reef, cold on examination (5)
CORAL - C + ORAL
7 Swathe of attacks coming through river (7)
EXPANSE - PANS inside EXE
11 By the way, this safety procedure is recommended (4,5)
KERB DRILL - cryptic definition. Militarised version of the Green Cross Code promoted in the UK in the 1940s. It was the predecessor of the Green Cross Man videos of the 1970s featuring Darth Vader.
      At the kerb halt!
      Eyes right,
      Eyes left,
      Eyes right again.
      If the road is clear,
      Quick march—walk straight across.
13 Fifty retained by firm before certain shutdown (7)
CLOSURE - L (50) inside CO + SURE
15 Wits needed for children's game (7)
MARBLES - double definition
17 Salvation Army, army with name for the Devil (5)
SATAN - SA + TA + N
19 Negative word about good person is unpleasant (5)
NASTY - NAY outside ST
22 I said I could be on the lookout (3)
EYE - sounds like 'I'
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