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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. Lay down top side out (7)

7. State resulting from about ten meals in America (5)

9. Support from the employed? (5)

10. Gaily turned round it in nimble movement (7)

12. Continue resolutely with reporters in hospital? (5,6)

14. Supply exhausted all right? (7,4)

18. Athletic activity in which there’s chance of success (7)

19. Sweeping shrub? (5)

21. Pay received from the West a long time after (5)

22. Daily run laid out (7)

Down

1. Some make it home to see him (5)

2. The breadman is an idle fellow? (6)

3. Suitable whim (3)

4. Shout out with a cry of pain, being cowardly (6)

5. Suitable inclusion in remedy for seizure (7)

8. I belong to base organisation (7)

11. Stupid because a number under one (7)

13. Well-liked youth centre in tree (7)

15. Obstruct at the back (6)

16. Four out again to create enthusiastic admiration (6)

17. She has a degree in reversing now! (5)

20. Partly obliterated, but not in the dark (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Fairness (7)

7. Creep (5)

9. Discernment (5)

10. Score (7)

12. Portrayal (11)

14. Impish (11)

18. Aim (7)

19. Room (5)

21. Concur (5)

22. Inclusive (7)

Down

1. Stain (5)

2. Vie (6)

3. Deed (3)

4. Child (6)

5. Calm (7)

8. Reach (7)

11. Obscure (7)

13. Disclose (7)

15. Code (6)

16. Referee (6)

17. Ascend (5)

20. Eggs (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Safety-belt; 7 Trail; 8 Parapet; 10 Hold fast; 11 Mind; 13 Warsaw; 15 Groggy; 17 Rove; 18 Lopsided; 21 Tension; 22 Craft; 23 Rest centre.

Down: 1 Small; 2 Fall flat; 3 Typist; 4 Burn; 5 Lapwing; 6 At the worst; 9 Today’s date; 12 Crosscut; 14 Revenue; 16 Bounce; 19 Drake; 20 Hint.

QUICK

Across: 1 Compliment; 7 Excel; 8 Dragged; 10 Examined; 11 Mend; 13 Lively; 15 Erotic; 17 Ogre; 18 Untaught; 21 Slipper; 22 Hello; 23 Unfriendly.

Down: 1 Cocoa; 2 Multiply; 3 Ledger; 4 Mean; 5 Neglect; 6 Rebellious; 9 Dedication; 12 Breathed; 14 Version; 16 Untrue; 19 Gully; 20 Spur.