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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. Take article and escape repercussions (3,4,4,2)

8. Where one gets complimentary wine and no duties? (4,4)

9. Benevolent sort (4)

10. Picked up, but not honestly? (6)

12. Scarcely with severity (6)

14. Making a request from the throne? (6)

16. Any row could be found in the country (6)

18. Small blister in unusable bicycle tyre (4)

20. I am being photographed, looking impressive (8)

22. Feel very much like being brainy? (4,1,4,4)

Down

1. Close shave for stingy girl? (4,4)

2. Mother or father, the latter getting the letting fee (6)

3. Wall decoration is nothing to father! (4)

4. Take positive action in current matters (6,2)

5. A fireman - or his opposite? (6)

6. Fifty charge wild beast (4)

11. Where to lodge in a gold-field? (8)

13. Inclination to take in right erudition (8)

15. Inherited reshaped binder (6)

17. Take up the summary again (6)

19. Bread initially looked on as food (4)

21. Conspiracy to get a parcel of land? (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Immediate (13)

8. Magnificence (8)

9. Huge (4)

10. Under control (2,4)

12. Brightness (6)

14. Refrain (6)

16. Annual (6)

18. Arrest (4)

20. Add notes (8)

22. Dismay (13)

Down

1. Dig in (8)

2. Verse (6)

3. Formerly (4)

4. Justice (4,4)

5. Foliage (6)

6. Ado (4)

11. Sick (8)

13. Kinsman (8)

15. Rest (6)

17. Shrewd (6)

19. Implement (4)

21. Not any (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Arms; 8 Crime novel; 9 Sharp ear; 10 Eros; 12 Odds on; 14 Recite; 15 Verses; 17 Better; 18 Isle; 19 Elatedly; 21 Air service; 22 Site.

Down: 2 Right dress; 3 Scar; 4 Eileen; 5 Terror; 6 Power cut; 7 Alps; 11 On the alert; 13 Suspense; 16 Shears; 17 Brazil; 18 Ivan; 20 Eyes.

QUICK - Across: 1 Goal; 8 Originator; 9 Backward; 10 Stop; 12 Sample; 14 Reaper; 15 Divers; 17 Modest; 18 Mess; 19 Residual; 21 Abbreviate; 22 Dawn.

Down: 2 One at a time; 3 Look; 4 Dilate; 5 Hinder; 6 Cab-stand; 7 Crop; 11 Overshadow; 13 Pleasure; 16 Strive; 17 Mishap; 18 Mean; 20 Deed.