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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. Some undervalued fuel (4)

3. It’s scandalous to break into song about wine! (8)

9. Not amongst the winners, fled too (4-3)

10. 1000 leap out of tree (5)

11. There can be no explaining why anyone’s bored like this (6,6)

13. 100 endlessly having great expectation of seeing composer (6)

15. Control credit somehow (6)

17. Warns dispute could result from silly response (6,6)

20. Likeness I am to have a long time (5)

21. 20 set about in fancy (7)

22. Maybe the rider is an indecisive hesitant person (8)

23. I object to article – it’s despicable (4)

Down

1. To lure defender proves a disadvantage (8)

2. Being out of practice could make us try (5)

4. Famished country loses aged head (6)

5. Staircase to cabin is a shared route? (9-3)

6. Make things better for one politician getting over problems (7)

7. Gained stature in being rewarded (4)

8. Illustration facing title-page is perfection, perhaps (12)

12. True song about source of caviar (8)

14. Survive so as to be the final one to leave (7)

16. Opinion given as to half-dead evil practices (6)

18. Western ceremony to commit to paper (5)

19. Sale offer about right for flier (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Flank (4)

3. Kindness (8)

9. Decorated (7)

10. Fight (3-2)

11. Disheartening (12)

13. Soul (6)

15. Lower (6)

17. Bottomless (12)

20. Priest (5)

21. Risk (7)

22. Vegetation (8)

23. Inclination (4)

Down

1. Careless (8)

2. Refuse (5)

4. Instructions (6)

5. Conflict (12)

6. Extreme (7)

7. Appearance (4)

8. Drunkenness (12)

12. Benefit (8)

14. Despicable (7)

16. Shatter (6)

18. Beast (5)

19. Maul (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Deposit; 7 Texas; 9 Staff; 10 Agility; 12 Press onward; 14 Nothing left; 18 Running; 19 Broom; 21 Wages; 22 Diurnal.

Down: 1 Keith; 2 Loafer; 3 Fit; 4 Yellow; 5 Capture; 8 Ignoble; 11 Asinine; 13 Popular; 15 Hinder; 16 Furore; 17 Woman; 20 Lit.

QUICK

Across: 6 Justice; 7 Sneak; 9 Flair; 10 Scratch; 12 Description; 14 Mischievous; 18 Purpose; 19 Space; 21 Agree; 22 Overall.

Down: 1 Sully; 2 Strive; 3 Act; 4 Infant; 5 Halcyon; 8 Achieve; 11 Eclipse; 13 Divulge; 15 Cipher; 16 Umpire; 17 Scale; 20 Ova.