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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

3. Dial with two hands (5,4)

8. Man on the board gets the bird (4)

9. Undertaking with hopes of success (9)

10 And 23 Down. Mixes the beer for rummage event (6-4)

11. Obliged to leap (5)

14. It’s indicated by two dots in Panama (5)

15. A way of walking in making an entrance, we hear (4)

16. Rogue to do a job carelessly (5)

18. You start to put out inside! (4)

20. Embellish an opening to the day, one hears (5)

21. Instrument of punishment made from waste (5)

24. Dashed into the ship for supplies (6)

25. Pie-stalls will provide these confections (9)

26. Patriarch from Eastern U.S.A.? (4)

27. One who gets back the dog (9)

Down

1. Plan an alternative piece of film equipment (9)

2. Staunch establishment figure to give shape to a catalogue (9)

4. Kind of bird that gets plucked! (4)

5. Sort of brooch arrived with the ring (5)

6. Joining up, if guns need replacing (6)

7. Lacks ability to show an inclination (4)

9. Schemes for vessels to hold fifty (5)

11. This makes you stop for a breather, we hear (5)

12. Stayed for the Sabbath, maybe (3,2,4)

13. Refuses to comply and achieves prominence (6,3)

17. Comes in two when piece of leather is put back (5)

19. He tries a little to reorganise the treats (6)

22. An ointment to preserve from harm (5)

23. See 10 Across

24. Some of those reported as old and withered (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

3. Rapacious (9)

8. Uncommon (4)

9. Attacker (9)

10. Unmarried (6)

11. Shaver (5)

14. Elevate (5)

15. Departed (4)

16. Cuban dance (5)

18. Globule (4)

20. Gladden (5)

21. Smallest (5)

24. Filched (6)

25. Draw (9)

26. Deficit (4)

27. Stormy (9)

Down

1. Forbid (9)

2. Chief (9)

4. Trick (4)

5. Play (5)

6. Candle-fat (6)

7. Peel (4)

9. Change (5)

11. Send (5)

12. Uprising (9)

13. Severity (9)

17. Excruciating (5)

19. Negation (6)

22. Vapour (5)

23. Observed (4)

24. Daze (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Pick; 3 Fairways; 8 Oral; 9 Diagnose; 11 Put to the test; 13 Caring; 14 Profit; 17 Ask a question; 20 Tropical; 21 Pair; 22 Meekness; 23 Bevy.

Down: 1 Prospect; 2 Chapter; 4 Alight; 5 Right dress; 6 Aloes; 7 Seed; 10 Foundation; 12 Stingray; 15 Frigate; 16 Murals; 18 Stone; 19 Stem.

QUICK

Across: 1 Axle; 3 Scribble; 8 Lace; 9 Persuade; 11 Continuation; 13 Treaty; 14 Hamper; 17 Fruitfulness; 20 Producer; 21 Tier; 22 Entreaty; 23 Cede.

Down: 1 Allocate; 2 License; 4 Cheque; 5 Insatiable; 6 Beano; 7 Ewer; 10 Distribute; 12 Preserve; 15 Precise; 16 Effect; 18 Roost; 19 Apse.