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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

3. Satisfactory motive for a charity, for example (4,5)

8. They disapprove of one’s conversion (4)

9. A blow for commerce? (5,4)

10. Poor shots at changing routes? (6)

11. Cures with leash, perhaps (5)

14. Ring region for gas (5)

15. Having a limp fabric? (4)

16. Fish traps set up (5)

18. Light piece of wood? (4)

20. Girl with nothing, as it happens (5)

21. The French doctors behaving like sheep? (5)

24. She may raise people’s spirits (6)

25. Ms Parton’s sort of athlete (9)

26. It may be caused by a pin lying around (4)

27. He may make a difference to incomes (9)

Down

1. Very confident, certainly at home! (2,2,5)

2. Irregular coastline, not all in one piece (9)

4. That belonging to us may turn sour (4)

5. A ruse to avoid (5)

6. It follows a gale at sea too (2,4)

7. Wrongdoings fashionable in the Nazi paramilitary (4)

9. Goes and tires out ... (5)

11. ... animals in form (5)

12. Humorously critical of racialist, perhaps (9)

13. Don’t worry about what a yes man doesn’t have! (5,4)

17. Voucher given to a man (5)

19. Floor-covering man once employed in hospitals (6)

22. Broom making me sob, perhaps (5)

23. Heroic film seen in the pictures (4)

24. Assemble the mother ship (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

3. Diversion (9)

8. Footwear (4)

9. Rascal (9)

10. Nursery (6)

11. Form (5)

14. Illustrious (5)

15. Domesticated (4)

16. Long (5)

18. Rip (4)

20. Oust (5)

21. Fewest (5)

24. Subtract (6)

25. Circumference (9)

26. Reared (4)

27. Pierce (9)

1. Indecency (9)

2. Possible (9)

4. War-club (4)

5. Cranium (5)

6. Unassuming (6)

7. Require (4)

9. Shadowy (5)

11. Art (5)

12. Precaution (9)

13. Correctness (9)

17. At no time (5)

19. Alleviation (6)

22. Curse (5)

23. Yield (4)

24. Obligation (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Soda; 3 Heighten; 8 Duff; 9 Hair-grip; 11 Concentrates; 13 Resume; 14 Propel; 17 Go into action; 20 Curators; 21 Aura; 22 Reserved; 23 Warn.

Down: 1 Sidecars; 2 Defends; 4 Exacts; 5 Geriatrics; 6 Targe; 7 Nape; 10 Sea-monster; 12 Plantain; 15 Primula; 16 Source; 18 Ogres; 19 Scar.

QUICK - Across: 1 Type; 3 Physique; 8 Also; 9 Sombrero; 11 Questionable; 13 Instal; 14 Simmer; 17 Delicatessen; 20 Doggerel; 21 Pare; 22 Treasure; 23 News.

Down: 1 Tranquil; 2 Possess; 4 Hoodoo; 5 Submarines; 6 Quell; 7 Eros; 10 Steadiness; 12 Princess; 15 Mistake; 16 Career; 18 Eagle; 19 Edit.