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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

1. Raise more than fifty feet (4)

3. Air-cap - it could be reshaped for her (8)

9. Bet earnings on colour (7)

10. She makes herself heard at Christmas (5)

11. Inaudible because ejected from court? (3,2,7)

13. Cunning - like boats? (6)

15. The result of aiming high? (6)

17. Somehow ban area eight to experience relief (7,5)

20. Due to victory, go round back (5)

21. Lets her rebuilt refuge (7)

22. Hastened to mountain range (3,5)

23. Separate the strands in the brawl (4)

Down

1. Bass intended to be barely audible? (3,5)

2. Struggle up in the fourth gift floor (5)

4. Warned unruly boy (6)

5. For reproducing sound of the best ever instrumentalist? (6,6)

6. Not rich in Greece (7)

7. Everybody finds youth leader a real friend (4)

8. Mark-up not in the main body of writing? (6,6)

12. It’s angry about fish! (8)

14. Breathing apparatus used by transport company? (7)

16. Virtuous - but sounds to have been pursued (6)

18. A leading spot for renouncing spinsterhood (5)

19. Learner frequently at the top of the house (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Sect (4)

3. Stress (8)

9. Meantime (7)

10. Swell (5)

11. Rawness (12)

13. Value (6)

15. Span (6)

17. Irrational (12)

20. Belief (5)

21. Ignorant (7)

22. Opposed (8)

23. Repudiate (4)

Down

1. Crucial (8)

2. Supple (5)

4. Mention (6)

5. Underground (12)

6. Unfastened (7)

7. Watched (4)

8. Ludicrous (12)

12. Strictly (8)

14. Innocent (7)

16. Adopt (6)

18. Reprimand (5)

19. Blemish (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Caravan; 7 Cello; 9 Booby; 10 Stretch; 12 Betting shop; 14 Trying times; 18 Rampant; 19 Stall; 21 Quail; 22 Box-tree.

Down: 1 Wagon; 2 Gamble; 3 Gag; 4 Recess; 5 Elector; 8 Stencil; 11 Staging; 13 Break up; 15 Impair; 16 Estate; 17 Blues; 20 Ton.

QUICK

Across: 6 Strange; 7 Jewel; 9 Stiff; 10 Flatter; 12 Ill-mannered; 14 Controversy; 18 Stamina; 19 Adage; 21 Greet; 22 Shatter.

Down: 1 State; 2 Lawful; 3 Age; 4 Seethe; 5 Referee; 8 Blunder; 11 Impound; 13 Posture; 15 Temper; 16 Sedate; 17 Agree; 20 Shy.