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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. Possibly lie about the politician’s urge (5)

8. Two animals making tungsten (7)

9. He cuts up one’s rug (7)

10. Like a god’s terror? (5)

12. Perhaps we sat there, darling (10)

15. Translate ‘mad’ as ‘queer’ for pretence (10)

18. Not an insane wanderer (5)

19. Dismissing for plundering (7)

21. A bone from Munster? (7)

22. Bowler getting a duck? (5)

Down

1. Sailor having to mind his map, perhaps (10)

2. Left-over pears, possibly (5)

3. Possibly lose the blackthorn (4)

4. A left-winger’s pain (6)

5. Falls over the brick-carrier, being careless (8)

6. A fine commercial for a relative (7)

11. Got as a clue for brochures? (10)

13. Go and unwind somehow from injury (8)

14. Mail she sent to a character in the Bible (7)

16. Carry on with the summary (6)

17. Is mad about a king with a golden touch (5)

20. Give up like a top tennis player, say (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Demonstrate (5)

8. Irregularity (7)

9. Uniform (7)

10. Snooped (5)

12. Perilous (10)

15. Unconscious (10)

18. Departing (5)

19. Bent (7)

21. Liberty (7)

22. Latin (5)

Down

1. Education (10)

2. Difficult (5)

3. Experience (4)

4. Material (6)

5. Physical (8)

6. Caretaker (7)

11. Incongruous (10)

13. Traitor (8)

14. Yearned (7)

16. Revenue (6)

17. Save (5)

20. Monster (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Manifesto; 8 Obi; 9 Bodybuilder; 11 Concede; 12 Rhone; 13 Averse; 15 Tycoon; 17 Lathe; 18 Indiana; 20 Black Forest; 22 Gel; 23 Dangerous.

Down: 2 Ado; 3 Fable; 4 Sniper; 5 Orderly; 6 Corroborate; 7 Millennia; 10 Dinner table; 11 Challenge; 14 Steward; 16 Firkin; 19 Drove; 21 Sou.

QUICK - Across: 1 Aeroplane; 8 Rip; 9 Collaborate; 11 Envious; 12 Idiot; 13 Celery; 15 Depart; 17 Shelf; 18 Warrior; 20 Dinner-dance; 22 Vie; 23 Discourse.

Down: 2 Ego; 3 Piano; 4 Arouse; 5 Examine; 6 Trepidation; 7 Spectator; 10 Level-headed; 11 Excessive; 14 Refined; 16 Sweets; 19 Radio; 21 Cos.