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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. Produces lorry to audience being very keen on acting (5-6)

9. Upset at a blue stage presentation (7)

10. Vigour shown in over-vehement reaction (5)

11. Haggard and weary when neither side won (5)

12. Save 54 among hunted animals (7)

13. It’s bitter always in the south-east (6)

15. Mean enough to get money from youth leader (6)

18. Finished everywhere (3,4)

20. Part of the fair is held in the Emerald isle (5)

22. Group of pupils showing high quality? (5)

23. Feel raw about public assistance (7)

24. Psychological condition for developing team’s talent (6,5)

Down

2. Made up first-class piece in bone (5)

3. Possibly general gatherer of leftovers (7)

4. As heard in the straits? (6)

5. Challenger emerges from den, getting up about five (5)

6. One vehicle towing another moving house (7)

7. Instead, a cat becomes somewhat remote (2,1,8)

8. Warm cry of approval to reach her yet, perhaps (6,5)

14. Linger among sordid rural community (7)

16. Three rhyming lines allowed after excursion (7)

17. Tool bricklayer might use exaggeratedly? (6)

19. Six don’t stand for call (5)

21. Paint turns out to be unsuitable (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Shakiness (11)

9. Permeate (7)

10. Foster (5)

11. Unsoiled (5)

12. Scorn (7)

13. Promise (6)

15. Spitefulness (6)

18. Ignorant (7)

20. Public house (5)

22. Helped (5)

23. Method (7)

24. Introductory (11)

Down

2. Courage (5)

3. Coach (7)

4. Mixes (6)

5. Golf-course (5)

6. Row of houses (7)

7. Showy (11)

8. Nonsensical (11)

14. Calumny (7)

16. Extract (4,3)

17. Curator (6)

19. Total (3,2)

21. Lucid (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Landlady; 5 Weed; 9 Moss; 10 Full stop; 11 Steer; 12 Lawless; 13 Means of ascent; 18 Coverage; 19 Site; 20 Bungler; 21 Limbo; 22 Eden; 23 Assorted. Down: 2 Apostle; 3 Discern; 4 Double figures; 6 Extreme; 7 Deposit; 8 Clowns; 13 Macabre; 14 Advance; 15 Surely; 16 Cashier; 17 Notable.

QUICK

Across: 1 Composed; 5 Limp; 9 Zero; 10 Cleanser; 11 Rapid; 12 Grenade; 13 Reconstructed; 18 Constant; 19 Noon; 20 Twosome; 21 Debit; 22 Late; 23 Stranger. Down: 2 Overawe; 3 Proviso; 4 Enlightenment; 6 Instant; 7 Portend; 8 Gateau; 13 Recital; 14 Consort; 15 Notion; 16 Concern; 17 Erosive.