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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. Pledged to raise money (2,4)

8. Necessitate being in late perhaps (6)

10. Ran wild in captivity, causing dreadful loss of life (7)

11. Once more makes a profit (5)

12. Is not any faster at splitting points (4)

13. One employed to unpick seams? (5)

17. Don’t take any authority (5)

18. Workman in stone (4)

22. Concerning U-boat modification (5)

23. On night shift for no result (7)

24. Move, varlet (6)

25. Hide or show (6)

Down

1. He casts an item of pottery (7)

2. Stimulating apparitions? (7)

3. One outcome of hard work? (5)

4. Binds books (7)

5. A lad’s out - bowled perhaps (5)

6. Machinery for the garden (5)

9. Giving one credit for thinking (9)

14. The real sort of hide (7)

15. Damaged pie sold in error (7)

16. Nothing left from the galleon (3,4)

19. Breaks up the band (5)

20. Right, or in the French wrong (5)

21. Glue a piece of wood (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Haphazard (6)

8. Good name (6)

10. Fate (7)

11. Salad plant (5)

12. Applaud (4)

13. Velocity (5)

17. Glad (5)

18. Surrender (4)

22. Pinafore (5)

23. Tedious (7)

24. Oppose (6)

25. Customer (6)

Down

1. Foretell (7)

2. Rare (7)

3. Film (5)

4. Saved (7)

5. Strange (5)

6. Banquet (5)

9. Indigestion (9)

14. Tackle (7)

15. Get back (7)

16. Under (7)

19. Wed (5)

20. Flagrant (5)

21. Knack (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Arguments; 8 Idol; 9 Conducted; 10 Hamlet; 11 Learn; 14 Films; 15 Tuna; 16 Easel; 18 Lush; 20 Asses; 21 Tense; 24 Foeman; 25 Test-tubes; 26 Fire; 27 Gladstone. Down: 1 Nightfall; 2 Formalist; 4 Root; 5 Undue; 6 Escort; 7 Toes; 9 Cease; 11 Lisle; 12 Nursemaid; 13 Passenger; 17 Lagos; 19 Heated; 22 Stunt; 23 Well; 24 Fern.

QUICK

Across: 3 Clamorous; 8 Tied; 9 Barrister; 10 Reason; 11 Child; 14 Order; 15 Tire; 16 Dress; 18 Ring; 20 Trace; 21 Grasp; 24 Record; 25 Liberated; 26 Dawn; 27 Refectory. Down: 1 Starboard; 2 Rewarding; 4 Loan; 5 Mirth; 6 Result; 7 Used; 9 Board; 11 Creep; 12 Disavowal; 13 Defendant; 17 Steed; 19 Grieve; 22 Start; 23 Ripe; 24 Rear.