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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. Light diversions? (11)

9. It helps to make road repairs a work of art (3)

10. Legally under constraint to jump across (5,4)

11. Question on how to cook a steak? (5)

13. Calls round with work of ornamental edging (7)

14. More suitable for one on the assembly line (6)

16. V-sign shows one is not in agreement! (6)

18. Encourage another to breathe? (7)

19. When established, something to one’s credit (5)

20. To try reforming cheat brings anguish (9)

21. Semi-wooden court (3)

22. Free time for a convict (7,4)

Down

2. It’s found among the corn back in Israel (3)

3. It goes on record (5)

4. The way people eat (6)

5. Asian country incorporating an American state (7)

6. Strange things to join together in works of fiction (9)

7. A dramatic attack of nerves (5,6)

8. A professional has a place in this scheme (11)

12. Leaving no final instructions (9)

15. Letter that is spelt badly (7)

17. They limit what one does with a foil (6)

19. A capital forward (5)

21. With endless ingenuity (3

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Recklessness (11)

9. Strange (3)

10. Clock (9)

11. Vacant (5)

13. Concentrated (7)

14. Dread (6)

16. Infestation (6)

18. Admit (7)

19. Change (5)

20. Interchange (9)

21. Fairy (3)

22. Festival (11)

Down

2. Conclude (3)

3. Trivial (5)

4. Branch out (6)

5. Characteristic (7)

6. Mistake (9)

7. Home life (11)

8. Sewing (11)

12. Descent (9)

15. Superintend (7)

17. Diversion (6)

19. Vigilant (5)

21. Self (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Derv; 3 Shocking; 9 Also-ran; 10 Maple; 11 Beyond reason; 13 Chopin; 15 Direct; 17 Stupid answer; 20 Image; 21 Imagine; 22 Ditherer; 23 Mean.

Down: 1 Drawback; 2 Rusty; 4 Hungry; 5 Companion-way; 6 Improve; 7 Grew; 8 Frontispiece; 12 Sturgeon; 14 Outlast; 16 Advice; 18 Write; 19 Bird.

QUICK

Across: 1 Side; 3 Goodwill; 9 Adorned; 10 Set-to; 11 Discouraging; 13 Spirit; 15 Demean; 17 Unfathomable; 20 Rabbi; 21 Venture; 22 Greenery; 23 Bent.

Down: 1 Slapdash; 2 Dross; 4 Orders; 5 Disagreement; 6 Intense; 7 Look; 8 Intoxication; 12 Interest; 14 Ignoble; 16 Shiver; 18 Brute; 19 Drag.