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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

4. A hundred on the bench keep to established principles (7)

8. Island ways, we hear (6)

9 And 21 Across. Iberian tear-jerkers (7,6)

10. Material discarded from aircraft in the morning (6)

11. Mum rearranged the tinsel (6)

12. Stuff thrown at the match (8)

18. See 2 Down

20. Shortage of twisted thread (6)

21. See 9 Across

22. Impersonation of outburst by operatic heroine (7)

23. Where you will find some of the neighbours entering the Stock Exchange (6)

24. A bridge destroyed by army unit (7)

Down

1. A plan to show the film (7)

2, 14 Down And 18 Across. Proverbially, the Red Indian benefits from a large legacy (7,7,3,5)

3. Look out for conflict when there’s a buzzer around (6)

5. Work on the Post Office location across the road (8)

6. Treat tenderly, being indulgent to the French (6)

7. Is in the cartel and getting dearer (6)

13. Any farm stock at stake is (8)

14. See 2 Down

15. Having movement restricted to a hut at the bottom of the meadow (7)

16. No rise ordered for the old golfer (6)

17. Headless fish going astray (6)

19. Confectionery that’s twice as good in France? (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Outfit (7)

8. Allow (6)

9. Hate (7)

10. Bond (6)

11. Joined (6)

12. Limit (8)

18. Cruel (8)

20. Meal (6)

21. Surpass (6)

22. Merciful (7)

23. Madhouse (6)

24. Heavy (7)

Down

1. Ghost (7)

2. Vow (7)

3. Transgressor (6)

5. Functioned (8)

6. Upset (6)

7. Caused to err (6)

13. Intuition (8)

14. Barren (7)

15. Thrift (7)

16. Placid (6)

17. Adage (6)

19. Hardened (6)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Reflections; 9 Tar; 10 Bound over; 11 Grill; 13 Scallop; 14 Fitter; 16 Varies; 18 Inspire; 19 Asset; 20 Heartache; 21 Woo; 22 Release date.

Down: 2 Ear; 3 Label; 4 Course; 5 Indiana; 6 Novelties; 7 Stage fright; 8 Proposition; 12 Intestate; 15 Epistle; 17 Fences; 19 Ahead; 21 Wit.

QUICK - Across: 1 Desperation; 9 Odd; 10 Timepiece; 11 Empty; 13 Focused; 14 Terror; 16 Plague; 18 Concede; 19 Alter; 20 Transpose; 21 Elf; 22 Celebration.

Down: 2 End; 3 Petty; 4 Ramify; 5 Typical; 6 Oversight; 7 Domesticity; 8 Needlecraft; 12 Parentage; 15 Oversee; 17 Detour; 19 Alert; 21 Ego.