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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

7 And 8 Across. Not a single fellow sailor missing? (5,3,4)

8. See 7 Across.

9. I’m great as a detective (7)

10. A bit of a soothsayer, by the sound of it (5)

12. Myopic types won’t be prescient (3-7)

15. These performers can’t spread all over the place (3-7)

18. To move proudly, you need support (5)

19. Hospital worker making normal arrangement about the end of the cure (7)

21. Sweets and ices mixed together (7)

22. I’m appearing in heavyweight Shakespearean part (5)

Down

1. I read mitts could be disfigured by this affliction (10)

2. Worked underground to turn up this material (5)

3. If you interrupt the doctor, he’ll change colour (4)

4. Strikes for very little money in the ship (6)

5. Jeopardise a conclusion by impassioned feelings (8)

6. They’re used for kindling spicy meat concoctions (7)

11. Wild herd going astray and this could put you off the scent (3,7)

13. Place used for the dispatch of stock (8)

14. Not exacting any penalty for being horribly graspin’ (7)

16. Sounds like a golf-links in need of refinement (6)

17. It’s used in fixing no mean garden ornament (5)

20. Unable to say it’s an attachment for a wind instrument (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Felony (5)

8. Added on (7)

9. Yacht-meeting (7)

10. Finished (5)

12. Opposition (10)

15. Worn (10)

18. Play (5)

19. Insignia (7)

21. Sportsman (7)

22. Living (5)

Down

1. Authorised (10)

2. Scorch (5)

3. Chair (4)

4. Sausage (6)

5. Deviser (8)

6. Oozing (7)

11. Modiste (10)

13. Flowed out (8)

14. Entwine (7)

16. Sterile (6)

17. Simple (5)

20. Equipment (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Appealing; 8 Ova; 9 Necessities; 11 Traipse; 12 Aimed; 13 Tonics; 15 Lessee; 17 Enter; 18 Archers; 20 Rainy season; 22 Hie; 23 Last rites.

Down: 2 Pie; 3 Aesop; 4 Irises; 5 Grimace; 6 Postmasters; 7 Laundress; 10 Chain-stores; 11 To the echo; 14 Cordial; 16 Satyrs; 19 Cheer; 21 Owe.

QUICK

Across: 1 Admirable; 8 Rub; 9 Indubitable; 11 Intense; 12 Award; 13 Marine; 15 Region; 17 Roost; 18 Profane; 20 Achievement; 22 Out; 23 Perfectly.

Down: 2 Din; 3 Robin; 4 Bother; 5 Embrace; 6 Prevaricate; 7 Abundance; 10 Deteriorate; 11 Immersion; 14 Notch up; 16 Appear; 19 Obese; 21 Nil.