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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

7. Village play? (6)

8. A pillar of the newspaper world? (6)

10. Wicked threats ruin (7)

11. Nobleman suffering from prohibition? (5)

12. Charles initially got everybody to visit (4)

13. Vegetable from Scandinavia (5)

17. Arrived with learner on beast of burden (5)

18. Hasty spots? (4)

22. Instruct to arrange things properly? (5)

23. Disparage when weakened by illness (3,4)

24. Remote heavenly body? (6)

25. Employment when sick constitutes mistreatment (3-3)

Down

1. Scientific study of medicines? (7)

2. Can I be friendly? (7)

3. Takes out poet (5)

4. Refused to allow making of bread (7)

5. Cruel wealth (5)

6. It’s foolish as contained by a letter (5)

9. Sketch rips and cause to cry (4,5)

14. Silly excitement to continue (5,2)

15. Nothing in the sailing vessel is lavishly embellished (7)

16. Opportunity taken by 50 to build part of church (7)

19. Body of type I am apparently to have (5)

20. She made little newspaper boss hit out (5)

21. Altogether part of everybody (2,3)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Almost (6)

8. Useless objects (6)

10. Work (7)

11. Stir (5)

12. Hint (4)

13. Sound (5)

17. Fit out (5)

18. Desire (4)

22. Award (5)

23. Rare (7)

24. Burning (6)

25. Brief look (6)

Down

1. Bill (7)

2. Cautious (7)

3. Mantle (5)

4. Dawn (7)

5. Concerning (5)

6. Steal (5)

9. Tuneful (9)

14. Press (7)

15. Appetising (7)

16. Refuge (7)

19. Disgust (5)

20. Foolish (5)

21. Suppress (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 3 Ordinance; 8 Eats; 9 Interpret; 10 Splint; 11 Using; 14 Get-up; 15 Deaf; 16 Tears; 18 Nick; 20 Tithe; 21 Snipe; 24 Anklet; 25 Timepiece; 26 Otto; 27 Bed-sitter.

Down: 1 Newsagent; 2 Athletics; 4 Rent; 5 Ideas; 6 Append; 7 Chef; 9 Inapt; 11 Usage; 12 Gentility; 13 Affection; 17 Stone; 19 Kneels; 22 Paint; 23 Gibe; 24 Acme.

QUICK - Across: 3 Fluctuate; 8 Leer; 9 Submarine; 10 Extend; 11 Scrap; 14 Irate; 15 Left; 16 Roost; 18 Tang; 20 Onset; 21 Treat; 24 Launch; 25 Impartial; 26 Tern; 27 Intercept.

Down: 1 Alleviate; 2 Restraint; 4 Laud; 5 Comic; 6 Unreal; 7 Tank; 9 Sneer; 11 Shout; 12 Personnel; 13 Stitching; 17 Total; 19 Grease; 22 Antic; 23 Omen; 24 Lamp.