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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

7. Identifying a chap returning with gin cocktail (6)

8. Often taken to court for disturbance of the peace (6)

10. The seat of a former empire (7)

11. Inside information about literary style (5)

12. See 17 Across

13. Ruler going round Los Angeles to take things easy (5)

17 And 12 Across. Boxer’s autobiography? (5-4)

18. One going on foot (4)

22. Straggle along a beaten path (5)

23. The kind of water producing ore (7)

24. In tartan, the leader of the clan is unruffled (6)

25. French city, but the name is changed (6)

Down

1. Buries a doctor in pulverised stone (7)

2. Strong feeling produced by a ring in no time, maybe (7)

3. A maxim for one of the little people (5)

4. In Scotland, go by road that provides access to the vessel (7)

5. Hides relatives in the ship (5)

6. To make a statement that’s extreme (5)

9. Prepared for war, but provides too few weapons (5,4)

14. Applaud a demand on the insurer, say (7)

15. The rates paid for loads (7)

16. Understand how to make a monetary conversion (7)

19. Prevents the return of a rash (5)

20. Unhappy about nearly all green food (5)

21. No friend from Yemen (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Sarcastic (6)

8. Miscreant (6)

10. Port (7)

11. Teacher (5)

12. Elderly (4)

13. Unclear (5)

17. Power (5)

18. Bend (4)

22. Jester (5)

23. Recuperate (7)

24. Sturdy (6)

25. Repay (6)

Down

1. Road (7)

2. Messenger (7)

3. Guide (5)

4. Querulous (7)

5. Condition (5)

6. Quota (5)

9. Perfidy (9)

14. Health (7)

15. Taste (7)

16. Eject (7)

19. Spurn (5)

20. Pastime (5)

21. Played (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 3 Good cause; 8 Noes; 9 Trade wind; 10 Outers; 11 Heals; 14 Ozone; 15 Lame; 16 Sprat; 18 Beam; 20 Olive; 21 Lambs; 24 Medium; 25 Sportsman; 26 Pain; 27 Economist.

Down: 1 In no doubt; 2 Sectional; 4 Ours; 5 Dodge; 6 As well; 7 Sins; 9 Tries; 11 Hares; 12 Satirical; 13 Never mind; 17 Token; 19 Matron; 22 Besom; 23 Epic; 24 Mass.

QUICK - Across: 3 Amusement; 8 Boot; 9 Scoundrel; 10 Creche; 11 Class; 14 Noted; 15 Tame; 16 Yearn; 18 Tear; 20 Eject; 21 Least; 24 Deduct; 25 Perimeter; 26 Bred; 27 Perforate.

Down: 1 Obscenity; 2 Potential; 4 Mace; 5 Skull; 6 Modest; 7 Need; 9 Shady; 11 Craft; 12 Safeguard; 13 Rectitude; 17 Never; 19 Relief; 22 Swear; 23 Cede; 24 Debt.