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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

6. Those who work with lace will make torn shreds (7)

7. Virginia goes in the vessel for Irish county (5)

9. Long story about the capital of England (5)

10. Tells where bureaucratic questions may be found (7)

12. Representing smiling boys, maybe (11)

14. Is it used for finding the length of the video? (4-7)

18. Chisel out the word “Avenger” wrongly (7)

19. A piece is detached (5)

21. See 1 Down

22. To be victorious with certain people is attractive (7)

Down

1 And 21 Across. Works meticulously and puts up with the physical discomforts (5,5)

2. Right inside a sanctum that’s stoutly constructed (6)

3. Drinks revive you, initially, if you are (3)

4. They’re entitled to nothing in the store-houses (6)

5. I’m coming back in untidy jeans for this plant (7)

8. He breaks down when working (7)

11. Notice the difference in being verbose (7)

13. Deny a saying is misspelt (7)

15. Taking the wrong course to the arena after a little hesitation (6)

16. The rest to present a problem again? (6)

17. First to get the pump operating (5)

20. Metal money box! (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Meantime (7)

7. Cellar (5)

9. Drive (5)

10. Extort (7)

12. Condition (11)

14. Desolate (11)

18. Congealed (7)

19. Flood (5)

21. Confidence (5)

22. Associate (7)

Down

1. Foe (5)

2. Reiterate (6)

3. Immerse (3)

4. Attic (6)

5. Voter (7)

8. Elucidate (7)

11. Orator (7)

13. Question (7)

15. Naturist (6)

16. Reveal (6)

17. Begin (5)

20. Swab (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1. 1 Now and then; 7 Inner; 8 Maligns; 10 Fly-paper; 11 Igor; 13 Riding; 15 Deadly; 17 Nuns; 18 Hold fast; 21 Extreme; 22 Inset; 23 Idle gossip Down: 1 Nanny; 2 War-paint; 3 Number; 4 Tale; 5 Engaged; 6 Difference; 9 Sorry state; 12 Tendrils; 14 Denoted; 16 Bolero; 19 Aesop; 20 Were

QUICK

Across: 1 Frolicsome; 7 Rouse; 8 Damages; 10 Unending; 11 Pair; 13 Pedant; 15 Soften; 17 Also; 18 Restrict; 21 Traduce; 22 Raise; 23 Unmannerly Down: 1 Fluke; 2 Overdone; 3 Indent; 4 Some; 5 Migrant; 6 Triumphant; 9 Strengthen; 12 Torturer; 14 Disdain; 16 Demean; 19 Icily; 20 Pupa