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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

4. Sermon written on an envelope (7)

8. Two spirits returning to converse in low tones (6)

9. Dora somehow interrupts classical peace - that’s a contradiction in terms (7)

10. Provide one with a feast, like a king with a certain bearing (6)

11. Quantity of money needed for a horse (6)

12. Branch roads going neither forwards nor backwards (8)

18. To write an anthem, you require an aptitude (8)

20. Frenzied activity for an unusual sleuth (6)

21. Bird base in Newfoundland (6)

22. Diana’s to take part in the show (7)

23. Spirited session can upset the diocese around (6)

24. Officiated at the wedding, being accustomed to taking in the girl (7)

Down

1. I’m getting the journalistic world to create an effect (7)

2. Ordered to include equipment for military body (7)

3. One who’s ostracised not in the act (6)

5. After the end of the ballad, a piano’s transposed to this organ part (8)

6. Think out the cause (6)

7. Clubs that often cause a stir (6)

13. This indicates the strength of the current (8)

14. Touching down in a place between flights! (7)

15. Accounts for one being in shops (7)

16. The obligations of a variety of endless studies (6)

17. Fastener used for restyling pleats (6)

19. Man going over the Spanish religious house (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Recount (7)

8. Agreement (6)

9. Vigour (7)

10. Diatribe (6)

11. Character (6)

12. Renovated (8)

18. Abruptly (8)

20. Turn aside (6)

21. Picture-house (6)

22. Brutal (7)

23. Period (6)

24. Feign (7)

Down

1. Height (7)

2. Subdue (7)

3. Atelier (6)

5. Escorted (8)

6. Distant (6)

7. Holding (6)

13. Curb (8)

14. Deep (7)

15. Despotism (7)

16. Wrongdoer (6)

17. Outcome (6)

19. Motorist (6)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Casting-vote; 9 Let; 10 Methodist; 11 Board; 13 Cremona; 14 Rating; 16 Assent; 18 Tonnage; 19 Resin; 20 Oligarchy; 21 Own; 22 Encapsulate.

Down: 2 Apt; 3 Timed; 4 Notice; 5 Violets; 6 Tailoress; 7 Elaboration; 8 Straitening; 12 Attention; 15 Niagara; 17 Reacts; 19 Royal; 21 Out.

QUICK

Across: 1 Legerdemain; 9 Eye; 10 Retention; 11 Excel; 13 Extreme; 14 Breach; 16 Dreamt; 18 Arrange; 19 Patio; 20 Condition; 21 Sea; 22 Certificate.

Down: 2 Ewe; 3 Enrol; 4 Dither; 5 Monster; 6 Itinerant; 7 Resemblance; 8 Intentional; 12 Clearance; 15 Convict; 17 Relief; 19 Panic; 21 Set.