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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. He is back in his mother’s and father’s bracket (11)

9. Aim to finish (3)

10. Self-restrained, yet consumed by anger (9)

11. Shabby, but having growth potential? (5)

13. When more than one double-cross? (3-4)

14. The work I took in was sleep-inducing (6)

16. Put two and two together again to mend (6)

18. I get at a reform to stir things up (7)

19. Abstainer takes in very small chirp (5)

20. So hot meal can be really distasteful (9)

21. Women, not men, ring court (3)

22. Apologetic about pay order, etc. (11)

Down

2. Put more on in broad daylight (3)

3. Half seen to attempt getting in (5)

4. Mother goes in twice to get love-apple (6)

5. Looks at ring again as an awful sight (7)

6. Soulless and stupid about one rug (9)

7. Writers bail one out when eligible for retirement benefit (11)

8. Breaking a creed to sin leads to defilement (11)

12. Get rid of menial tie (9)

15. One expected to show class, presumably (7)

17. Egghead joins choir, awfully brave! (6)

19. Stealing article on foot (5)

21. Crude set-up engenders hostilities (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Aphoristic (11)

9. Peculiar (3)

10. Caustic (9)

11. Shabby (5)

13. Non-professional (7)

14. Quit (6)

16. Individual (6)

18. Trust (7)

19. Divide (5)

20. Being (9)

21. Fur wrap (3)

22. Swift (5,2,4)

Down

2. Finish (3)

3. Sticky (5)

4. Ordinary (6)

5. Place apart (7)

6. Worldwide (9)

7. Built (11)

8. Deterioration (4,3,4)

12. Vital (9)

15. Cartilage (7)

17. Shed (4-2)

19. Bundle (5)

21. Jeer (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Duty; 3 Trickles; 9 Turmoil; 10 Umber; 11 Satisfactory; 13 Encore; 15 Angler; 17 Complainants; 20 Iceni; 21 Itemise; 22 Exponent; 23 Isis Down: 1 Detested; 2 Tarot; 4 Reload; 5 Countenances; 6 Liberal; 7 Spry; 8 Conscription; 12 Prospers; 14 Close-up; 16 Nation; 18 Nails; 19 Rife

QUICK

Across: 1 Brag; 3 Artistic; 9 Chilled; 10 Twice; 11 Disintegrate; 13 Outwit; 15 Border; 17 Orthographic; 20 Arise; 21 Apostle; 22 Meditate; 23 Alas Down: 1 Back door; 2 Amiss; 4 Redden; 5 Interrogator; 6 Twisted; 7 Chef; 8 Blandishment; 12 Proceeds; 14 Tarried; 16 Aghast; 18 Hotel; 19 Maim