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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. Asking for a soft sound of bells (9)

8. Ring Virginia for the eggs (3)

9. In essence it is changed to essentials! (11)

11. Walk wearily when the sea-trip is rough (7)

12. Intended to provide me with help all round (5)

13. Are they the keynotes to health? (6)

15. Look after Leslie - he’s granted temporary possession (6)

17. Outsiders don’t indicate an intention to compete (5)

18. There’s more than one who has shot his bolt! (7)

20. One Assyrian upset when the monsoon comes (5,6)

22. Hurry to provide a rhyme for two (3)

23. The least stir will disturb the obsequies (4,5)

Down

2. Confused type sounding sanctimonious (3)

3. A pose adopted by a fabulous Greek (5)

4. Is about to get up the flags (6)

5. No pleasant look when I’m surrounded by easy elegance (7)

6. Pedagogues after an appointment as men of letters (11)

7. The French strip a washer (9)

10. Shops twenty-two yards long? (5-6)

11. See 19 Down

14. Hearty drink (7)

16. More than one unpleasant lecher strays dreadfully (6)

19 And 11 Down. Applaud reverberatingly (5,2,3,4)

21. How expatriates fail to settle inside (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Worthy (9)

8. Chafe (3)

9. Certain (11)

11. Concentrated (7)

12. Prize (5)

13. Of the sea (6)

15. Area (6)

17. Perch (5)

18. Desecrate (7)

20. Feat (11)

22. Dismissed (3)

23. Faultlessly (9)

Down

2. Row (3)

3. Redbreast (5)

4. Trouble (6)

5. Hug (7)

6. Quibble (11)

7. Plenty (9)

10. Worsen (11)

11. Ducking (9)

14. Score (5,2)

16. Seem (6)

19. Fat (5)

21. Zero (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Exodus; 8 Bureau; 10 Learner; 11 Belie; 12 Rock; 13 Watch; 17 Greed; 18 Prop; 22 Knave; 23 Trainer; 24 Models; 25 Robust.

Down: 1 Declare; 2 Romance; 3 Burns; 4 Put back; 5 Realm; 6 Ruler; 9 Ornaments; 14 Ordeals; 15 Bran-tub; 16 Spirits; 19 Skimp; 20 Hardy; 21 Manor.

QUICK

Across: 7 Rioter; 8 Divine; 10 Vitiate; 11 Talon; 12 Sink; 13 Spare; 17 Sloth; 18 Hide; 22 Enemy; 23 Espouse; 24 Devout; 25 Manger.

Down: 1 Proviso; 2 Contend; 3 Regal; 4 Jittery; 5 Silly; 6 Feint; 9 Bespatter; 14 Playful; 15 Divulge; 16 Revelry; 19 Ready; 20 Leave; 21 Speak.