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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. Catechism put out in diagrammatic form (9)

8. Nice comparison (3)

9. Nought, for example (5,6)

11. Art and I go out, looking very happy (7)

12. Set off for a holiday (5)

13. About 19 billion miles right in outer space (6)

15. Most air services provide these flights (6)

17. Patient caretaker (5)

18. Plans to set American soldiers back in retreats (7)

20. Railway line? (5-6)

22. Born in unending need (3)

23. Won’t a teller handle such cash? (4,5)

Down

2. Business at zero makes you sound surprised (3)

3. Means a dime, perhaps (5)

4. Spins yarns (6)

5. Short rhyme upheld by Colet (7)

6. Angrier pose struck by stage performer (5-6)

7. Ladies expected to succeed (9)

10. Subscriber? (11)

11. In a sorry state? (9)

14. It clears one’s view - to humbug? (7)

16. The handsome chap said no, unfortunately (6)

19. Cooked meats provide energy (5)

21. Look in the yellow pages (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Sailor (9)

8. Possess (3)

9. Hypothesis (11)

11. Alights (7)

12. Guide (5)

13. True (6)

15. Place of worship (6)

17. Collier (5)

18. Atrocity (7)

20. Unconcerned (11)

22. Hostelry (3)

23. Sincerely (9)

Down

2. Tune (3)

3. Snarl (5)

4. Craving (6)

5. Reprint (7)

6. Consider (11)

7. Mediate (9)

10. Prominent (11)

11. Fitful (9)

14. Shorten (7)

16. Money-chest (6)

19. Topic (5)

21. Zero (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Hamlet; 8 Column; 10 Shatter; 11 Baron; 12 Call; 13 Swede; 17 Camel; 18 Rash; 22 Order; 23 Run down; 24 Meteor; 25 Ill-use.

Down: 1 Physics; 2 Amiable; 3 Keats; 4 Forbade; 5 Lucre; 6 Inane; 9 Draw tears; 14 Carry on; 15 Baroque; 16 Chancel; 19 Forme; 20 Edith; 21 In all.

QUICK

Across: 7 Nearly; 8 Lumber; 10 Operate; 11 Rouse; 12 Clue; 13 Noise; 17 Equip; 18 Wish; 22 Prize; 23 Unusual; 24 Ablaze; 25 Glance.

Down: 1 Invoice; 2 Careful; 3 Cloak; 4 Sunrise; 5 About; 6 Creep; 9 Melodious; 14 Squeeze; 15 Piquant; 16 Shelter; 19 Appal; 20 Silly; 21 Quell.