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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. Clergyman - there’s one in church (8)

5. Beef or fish (4)

9. Burst about a thousand in show (4)

10. I object: I had gone back to strangely nice physic (8)

11. Why there’s always more to a viper? (5)

12. Difficulty in getting Russian money to Turkish capital (7)

13. Apparently not the devil in bad odour (5-3,5)

18. Top-billing dandy to begin with (5,3)

19. Kind of print (4)

20. Regular shape formed by net and trap (7)

21. From Bangkok, a bulletin from the capital (5)

22. Turner at sea (4)

23. Telephoned indeed! Must be mad! (8)

Down

2. Being a member of a religious group is all right (2,5)

3. Emphasise that I am a reporter (7)

4. A shocking thing to keep people out? (8,5)

6. Can I be good-natured? (7)

7. Be inclined beforehand to sham (7)

8. Private information that gratuity will no longer be given (3-3)

13. Finical person has bother getting on vessel (4-3)

14. Was formerly on the stage, but was forced out (7)

15. Extreme dislike of coloured headwear (6)

16. Getting ready for action when travelling by rail? (2,5)

17. Write up melody for holder of trident (7)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Scholastic (8)

5. Chances (4)

9. Spindle (4)

10. A murderer (8)

11. Sham (5)

12. Gesticulation (7)

13. Unpleasant (13)

18. Impale (8)

19. Identical (4)

20. Disease (7)

21. Automaton (5)

22. Mislay (4)

23. Harsh (8)

Down

2. Dandy (7)

3. Argument (7)

4. Unimportant (13)

6. Agitate (7)

7. Genuine (7)

8. Fruit (6)

13. Visual (7)

14. Envious (7)

15. Box (6)

16. Decamp (7)

17. Satire (7)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Demist; 4 Cadets; 9 Tender-hearted; 10 Inferno; 11 Dirge; 12 Prime; 14 Snipe; 18 Sheen; 19 Harbour; 21 Printing-press; 22 Tagged; 23 Platen.

Down: 1 Detail; 2 Man of breeding; 3 Swear; 5 Abandon; 6 Enter a protest; 7 Sedges; 8 Throw; 13 Manatee; 15 Ash-pit; 16 Shunt; 17 Orison; 20 Repel.

QUICK

Across: 1 Supine; 4 Closed; 9 Uninteresting; 10 Scandal; 11 Fluke; 12 Stoop; 14 Plate; 18 Terse; 19 Console; 21 Impracticable; 22 Exceed; 23 Defect.

Down: 1 Squash; 2 Philanthropic; 3 Noted; 5 Lustful; 6 Stir up trouble; 7 Digger; 8 Truly; 13 Operate; 15 Attire; 16 Acute; 17 Select; 20 Niche.