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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. Limbs used in fighting (4)

8. Detective story could put me in clover (5,5)

9. Card trickster swallows article as acute listener appears (5,3)

10. He aims for the heart, of course (4)

12. Strange boy gets a better than even chance (4,2)

14. Quote some pathetic errors in retrospect (6)

15. Poetry of lovers, essentially (6)

17. The gambler can only improve? (6)

18. One half sleeps here with the sea all round (4)

19. Somehow let delay be taken in high spirits (8)

21. Does it take worshippers to higher things? (3,7)

22. Place where there’s sound vision (4)

Down

2. Correct wear for a military order (5,5)

3. Mark left by vehicle on head of state (4)

4. Girl born to untruth gets a rise (6)

5. Great fear is more than a mistake (6)

6. Break in electricity supply that makes for easier mowing? (5,3)

7. Like getting in record in the mountains? (4)

11. Drinking a lot of beer? Right! Watchful, too! (2,3,5)

13. Uses pens to create anxious uncertainty (8)

16. Receive news in ship of clippers (6)

17. Nut from the country (6)

18. One vehicle from Russia was terrible (4)

20. Sense organs in key essentially (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Objective (4)

8. Founder (10)

9. Retrograde (8)

10. Halt (4)

12. Specimen (6)

14. Harvester (6)

15. Sundry (6)

17. Unpretentious (6)

18. Confusion (4)

19. Left-over (8)

21. Shorten (10)

22. Daybreak (4)

Down

2. Singly (3,2,1,4)

3. Seem (4)

4. Swell (6)

5. Impede (6)

6. Taxi-rank (3-5)

7. Harvest (4)

11. Outshine (10)

13. Enjoyment (8)

16. Contend (6)

17. Accident (6)

18. Signify (4)

20. Act (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Every; 8 Man Jack; 9 Maigret; 10 Auger; 12 Far-sighted; 15 Tap-dancers; 18 Strut; 19 Almoner; 21 Candies; 22 Timon.

Down: 1 Dermatitis; 2 Denim; 3 Dyer; 4 Smites; 5 Endanger; 6 Faggots; 11 Red herring; 13 Abattoir; 14 Sparing; 16 Coarse; 17 Gnome; 20 Mute.

QUICK

Across: 7 Crime; 8 Annexed; 9 Regatta; 10 Ended; 12 Resistance; 15 Threadbare; 18 Drama; 19 Regalia; 21 Athlete; 22 Alive.

Down: 1 Accredited; 2 Singe; 3 Seat; 4 Salami; 5 Inventor; 6 Exuding; 11 Dressmaker; 13 Emanated; 14 Wreathe; 16 Barren; 17 Plain; 20 Gear.