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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. I am to have place for duty (10)

7. Some got terrible bites from animal (5)

8. Loses time trifling with 500 friends (7)

10. See the next page for amount of money changing hands (8)

11. Six since returned passport endorsement (4)

13. Creature belonging to religious body (6)

15. Go near mixed fruit (6)

17. Sacred tree loses heart (4)

18. Possibly there is gain in badges (8)

21. Genuine because hesitation included (7)

22. No slow bird! (5)

23. Begin red tag test (3,7)

Down

1. Bury in certain territories (5)

2. Of necessity, crepe for manufacturing (8)

3. Nudes - about 500 - change without warning (6)

4. Prepare the ground where cash is put in? (4)

5. View of ring on wing (7)

6. An aid to seeing actors keep on their toes? (10)

9. What unemployed actors seek in garages? (5,5)

12. Rate isn’t adjusted for toy railway (5,3)

14. Possibly license no noise (7)

16. Glean a girl taken out ... (6)

19. ... Diana, perhaps, who was said to love water (5)

20. The dregs of ale, essentially (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Lawful (10)

7. Scriptures (5)

8. Resentment (7)

10. Height (8)

11. Shake (4)

13. Ripen (6)

15. Manage (6)

17. Portent (4)

18. Jail (8)

21. Hide (7)

22. Refuse (5)

23. Protectorate (10)

Down

1. Tag (5)

2. Vegetation (8)

3. Push (6)

4. Repair (4)

5. Double (7)

6. Temperate (10)

9. Decay (10)

12. Shrew (8)

14. Molasses (7)

16. Threaten (6)

19. Narration (5)

20. Surrender (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Medicine-chest; 8 Alliance; 9 Lies; 10 Covers; 12 Litter; 14 Hold up; 16 Dotage; 18 Down; 20 Relating; 22 Passion-flower.

Down: 1 Well-to-do; 2 Finite; 3 Lion; 4 Rebelled; 5 Chalet; 6 Isle; 11 Superior; 13 Engender; 15 Denise; 17 Tattoo; 19 Opal; 21 Loft.

QUICK

Across: 7 Complimentary; 8 Operable; 9 Also; 10 Redeem; 12 Astral; 14 Heaven; 16 Earthy; 18 Star; 20 Chastise; 22 Argumentative.

Down: 1 Complete; 2 Sparse; 3 Limb; 4 Relegate; 5 Strait; 6 Eros; 11 Manacled; 13 Adhesive; 15 Versus; 17 Rotate; 19 Tarn; 21 Alto.