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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. Choose tool for digging (4)

3. Continues to get the takings (8)

9. There will be customs men here adding brine to wine (3,4)

10. Seaman returns to offend in vessel (5)

11. Unpleasant bird sea-eagle can be (12)

13. Changed course, despite being fastened down (6)

15. Wrote in confinement (6)

17. Curious pet he turned out of cinema (7-5)

20. Raw colour (5)

21. Name the new gas (7)

22. He should have plenty of room to manoeuvre! (8)

23. An inclination to be crooked? (4)

Down

1. Give a day in the future when mail is to be stamped? (8)

2. Degree standard of student group (5)

4. Preferably cheer at heroic part (6)

5. Watch a big bee dismember a butterfly (7,5)

6. How one’s lip is used to form a letter (7)

7. Not mad initially, still always near edge (4)

8. It may contain many clauses for years in gaol (4,8)

12. Read, then, to become true follower (8)

14. Make him care about an idle fancy (7)

16. Article on lawbreaking in part of the Ukraine (6)

18. Customary procedure of the American era (5)

19. A long time people have lived? (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Resound (4)

3. Tolerable (8)

9. Shrouded (7)

10. Insect (5)

11. Sweat (12)

13. Death (6)

15. Terror (6)

17. Interval (12)

20. Surpass (5)

21. Expert (7)

22. Hearth (8)

23. Poke (4)

Down

1. Adventure (8)

2. Flutter (5)

4. Last (6)

5. Connection (12)

6. Lady’s private room (7)

7. Pitcher (4)

8. Ludicrous (12)

12. Streaked (8)

14. Check (7)

16. Entertained (6)

18. Deduce (5)

19. Animal (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Tatters; 7 Cavan; 9 Yearn; 10 Informs; 12 Symbolising; 14 Tape-measure; 18 Engrave; 19 Apart; 21 Pains; 22 Winsome.

Down: 1 Takes; 2 Sturdy; 3 Dry; 4 Barons; 5 Jasmine; 8 Analyst; 11 Observe; 13 Gainsay; 15 Erring; 16 Repose; 17 Prime; 20 Tin.

QUICK

Across: 6 Interim; 7 Vault; 9 Impel; 10 Extract; 12 Stipulation; 14 Uninhabited; 18 Curdled; 19 Spate; 21 Trust; 22 Consort.

Down: 1 Enemy; 2 Repeat; 3 Dip; 4 Garret; 5 Elector; 8 Explain; 11 Speaker; 13 Enquiry; 15 Nudist; 16 Expose; 17 Start; 20 Mop.