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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

4. New crusade for an old vehicle (4,3)

8. Danced and swam (6)

9. All the bishops turn pale and cry (7)

10. Is about to revolt, but flags (6)

11. He’s barely seen in camp (6)

12. Enduring advice on how to get old? (8)

18. Become embittered and go off (4,4)

20. Patchy picture pertaining to a law-giver (6)

21. The horses in the racket (6)

22. Turns up in chilly surroundings yet well received (7)

23. A close arrangement for comfort (6)

24. Unavailing suggestion for economy (7)

Down

1. The type to feel for the blind (7)

2. Give credit? (7)

3. Make disclosures about meat (6)

5. Nobody we know (8)

6. Lead to a wrong conclusion (6)

7. Come up against a bill and what goes on it (6)

13. Not in form, apparently, but surpass the others (8)

14. Workless period when many leave home (7)

15. Granted, it might be searchingly used (7)

16. They give a direction in the entrances (6)

17. Are these workers too careless for regular employment? (6)

19. Thought it will turn up in time (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Distinctive (7)

8. Start (6)

9. Startled (7)

10. Rotten (6)

11. Illness (6)

12. Dearth (8)

18. Apportion (8)

20. Protect (6)

21. Finally (2,4)

22. Lofty (7)

23. Movement (6)

24. Withdraw (7)

Down

1. Make up (7)

2. Post (7)

3. Portray (6)

5. Precipitately (4,4)

6. Ring (6)

7. Reparation (6)

13. Scholarly (8)

14. Devilish (7)

15. Fate (7)

16. Diminish (6)

17. Vendor (6)

19. Choice (6)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Sharp answer; 9 Map; 10 Offensive; 11 Lawns; 13 Iron out; 14 Centre; 16 Stains; 18 Artiste; 19 Pilau; 20 Gasometer; 21 Lee; 22 Parting shot.

Down: 2 Hip; 3 Roods; 4 Affair; 5 Sent out; 6 Editorial; 7 Small change; 8 Rest assured; 12 Went to sea; 15 Rush-mat; 17 Sexton; 19 Paris; 21 Leo.

QUICK

Across: 1 Convenience; 9 Pen; 10 Shrinkage; 11 Robot; 13 Embrace; 14 Prance; 16 Fetter; 18 Improve; 19 Peril; 20 Tremulous; 21 Wag; 22 Penetrating.

Down: 2 Own; 3 Visit; 4 Nurses; 5 Ennoble; 6 Character; 7 Appropriate; 8 Meteorology; 12 Blaspheme; 15 Closure; 17 Detour; 19 Posit; 21 Win.