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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. Prince of the church is at home with really bad vice! (8,3)

9. Repels a recurrence of illness (7)

10. Get rid of enemies for writer? (5)

11. Street not a meeting place (5)

12. Put on the level, yet not true (4,3)

13. Crusoe off track (6)

15. Seeker of a hand (6)

18. Bestial plant? (7)

20. This gun is almost an insignificant thing (5)

22. Enter Gateshead on the way out (5)

23. The French horse attendant needs space to move (3-4)

24. Dictator half led riot (5,6)

Down

2. Exhausted with no holds barred (3-2)

3. Down the spirits (7)

4. Not everybody eats dinner every day at first, as required (6)

5. 50 reaching the limit of the shelf (5)

6. Where the van is, of course (2,5)

7. Serious indictment of cost of tomb? (5,6)

8. Conditions imposed on gambler for improved relationships? (6,5)

14. Not courted? (7)

16. Hurrah for Conservatives! Honest! (7)

17. The riches of the law (6)

19. Of lawful age, looked up to in law (5)

21. Reacted appropriately to icy reception? (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. By night (11)

9. Independent (7)

10. Vex (5)

11. Washed (5)

12. Reckon (7)

13. Split (6)

15. Sagacity (6)

18. Baby outfit (7)

20. Father (5)

22. Heather (5)

23. Rack (7)

24. Unprotected (11)

Down

2. Declaim (5)

3. News (7)

4. Lessen (6)

5. Frighten (5)

6. Listless (7)

7. Mercury (11)

8. Huge store (11)

14. Disorganised (7)

16. Endanger (7)

17. Feverish (6)

19. Commerce (5)

21. Tie up (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Minister; 5 Carp; 9 Pomp; 10 Medicine; 11 Adder; 12 Trouble; 13 Fresh- air fiend; 18 Start off; 19 Type; 20 Pattern; 21 Kabul; 22 Tide; 23 Deranged.

Down: 2 In order; 3 Impress; 4 Electric fence; 6 Amiable; 7 Pretend; 8 Tip-off; 13 Fuss-pot; 14 Exacted; 15 Hatred; 16 In train; 17 Neptune.

QUICK

Across: 1 Academic; 5 Odds; 9 Axis; 10 Assassin; 11 Bogus; 12 Gesture; 13 Objectionable; 18 Transfix; 19 Same; 20 Cholera; 21 Robot; 22 Lose; 23 Strident.

Down: 2 Coxcomb; 3 Dispute; 4 Insignificant; 6 Disturb; 7 Sincere; 8 Damson; 13 Optical; 14 Jealous; 15 Casket; 16 Abscond; 17 Lampoon.