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

Cryptic puzzle

Across

6. Vehicle is really a vehicle towed by another (7)

7. Room in prison to take nothing but a musical instrument (5)

9. Exclamation of contempt by stupid person (5)

10. Extend period of imprisonment (7)

12. Where the purchaser gets in a flutter? (7,4)

14. Difficult period when attempts are still made? (6,5)

18. Wild worker on slope (7)

19. Stop working at market stand? (5)

21. Be afraid like a gamebird (5)

22. Does it produce cartons for fruit? (3-4)

Down

1. Witty person travelling by cart (5)

2. Bet doctor goes in strong wind (6)

3. Why the joke was unspoken? (3)

4. Niche for an MP’s holiday (6)

5. Role, etc., for the voter (7)

8. Clients provide pattern for duplication (7)

11. Framework for putting on a play? (7)

13. Go to pieces when the short stoppage is over? (5,2)

15. Weaken when I am putting brace on (6)

16. Assets - broken tea-set! (6)

17. Depression of university players (5)

20. Heavy weight going north (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Odd (7)

7. Gem (5)

9. Rigid (5)

10. Compliment (7)

12. Rude (3-8)

14. Argument (11)

18. Endurance (7)

19. Saying (5)

21. Salute (5)

22. Smash (7)

Down

1. Condition (5)

2. Legal (6)

3. Era (3)

4. Boil (6)

5. Umpire (7)

8. Mistake (7)

11. Confiscate (7)

13. Position (7)

15. Mood (6)

16. Sober (6)

17. Concur (5)

20. Reserved (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Air display; 7 Again; 8 Spirits; 10 In the end; 11 Mien; 13 Draw up; 15 Bengal; 17 Alps; 18 Restless; 21 Air-mail; 22 Skate; 23 Only chance.

Down: 1 Apart; 2 Runner-up; 3 Insane; 4 Pair; 5 Arising; 6 Radio drama; 9 Sun-glasses; 12 Jettison; 14 Aspirin; 16 Wealth; 19 Erase; 20 Lady.

QUICK

Across: 1 Unassuming; 7 Noted; 8 Foliage; 10 Enriched; 11 Beat; 13 Rotate; 15 Poster; 17 Burn; 18 Composer; 21 Elation; 22 Atlas; 23 Confidence.

Down: 1 Utter; 2 Audacity; 3 Suffer; 4 Male; 5 Nearest; 6 Unbearable; 9 Enterprise; 12 Complain; 14 Tornado; 16 Loaned; 19 Salve; 20 Tiff.