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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. One interested in taking physics may resort to it (8,5)

8. It leads to international co-operation and gives everybody a nice change (8)

9 And 18 Across. Becomes prone to destroy new idols (4,4)

10. Insures the screens (6)

12. A bed that makes the place look untidy (6)

14. What supporters do is cause a delay (4,2)

16. A long time after Dorothy shows senility (6)

18. See 9 Across

20. Telling the tale backwards in a telephone call (8)

22. But it doesn’t normally blossom at Eastertide (7-6)

Down

1. Having plenty of money to finish off water supply first (4-2-2)

2. It is in splendid setting, having a limited life (6)

3. Dangerous circus performer, but there’s nothing put up round the ring (4)

4. Pretty girl held by anarchist refused to submit to authority (8)

5. Chap almost leased a holiday home (6)

6. Nine diverted to spot in the ocean (4)

11. Lake surpassing others (8)

13. Sow the seed when green may be seen round the tip (8)

15. The girl and I in thickly populated surroundings (6)

17. A beating to make a mark on the skin (6)

19. Stone work the French put up (4)

21. Part of the wall of the attic (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Flattering (13)

8. Workable (8)

9. Too (4)

10. Recover (6)

12. Of the stars (6)

14. Paradise (6)

16. Coarse (6)

18. Asterisk (4)

20. Punish (8)

22. Quarrelsome (13)

Down

1. Whole (8)

2. Scanty (6)

3. Member (4)

4. Demote (8)

5. Confined (6)

6. Cupid (4)

11. Handcuffed (8)

13. Sticky (8)

15. Against (6)

17. Revolve (6)

19. Mountain lake (4)

21. Singer (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Bill; 8 At the leash; 9 Strained; 10 Saps; 12 Attend; 14 Reveal; 15 Thrift; 17 Airing; 18 Asks; 19 Criteria; 21 School-mate; 22 Rose.

Down: 2 In stitches; 3 Lava; 4 Atoned; 5 Tender; 6 Gets over; 7 Thus; 11 Plaintiffs; 13 Emission; 16 Tackle; 17 Animal; 18 Apse; 20 Ewer.

QUICK

Across: 1 Scum; 8 Exaggerate; 9 Undersea; 10 Glee; 12 Kennel; 14 Trance; 15 Alight; 17 Astute; 18 Fret; 19 Consomme; 21 Intolerant; 22 Hate.

Down: 2 Counsellor; 3 Mere; 4 Damsel; 5 Aghast; 6 Pregnant; 7 Here; 11 Excitement; 13 Negation; 16 Ticket; 17 Annual; 18 Fair; 20 Oath.