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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. Italian river Nora’s in (4)

8. Former actress had great trouble at dress circle (5,5)

9. A pudding you shouldn’t undercook (8)

10. Principal structure (4)

12. Morning examination for the unprincipled (6)

14. Said a couple are capable of getting the bird (6)

15. Bus Reg takes around Belgian city (6)

17. Is sent out and becomes established (4,2)

18. A London orchestra as well (4)

19. Ron means to become a Viking (8)

21. A girl’s acting can be revealing (10)

22. More than six balls? (4)

Down

2. Real Madrid’s unsettled winger? (3,7)

3. Gape at own goal by the French (4)

4. Ring again and annul? (6)

5. Old rogue has to travel around (6)

6. Water, in part, can kill weeds (8)

7. Upper-class shop, perhaps (4)

11. Generous to provide new chair with other furniture item (10)

13. Reorganises or purges somehow (8)

16. Grit a man gets on a shoe (6)

17. Stress the melody (6)

18. Assistant producing an idea (4)

20. Therefore the monster returns (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Deeds (4)

8. Rife (10)

9. Open to suggestions (8)

10. Created (4)

12. Treble (6)

14. Company of actors (6)

15. Meal (6)

17. Involuntary shudder (6)

18. Speak indistinctly (4)

19. Raised path (8)

21. Dressmaker (10)

22. Row (4)

Down

2. Advertisement (10)

3. Large aquatic bird (4)

4. Able to be eaten (6)

5. Facet (6)

6. Pale yellow flower (8)

7. Lazy (4)

11. Lamentable (10)

13. Extensive view (8)

16. Repeat aloud from memory (6)

17. Hairpiece (6)

18. Average (2-2)

20. Compass point (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Impel; 8 Wolfram; 9 Surgeon; 10 Panic; 12 Sweetheart; 15 Masquerade; 18 Nomad; 19 Sacking; 21 Sternum; 22 Drake.

Down: 1 Midshipman; 2 Spare; 3 Sloe; 4 Twinge; 5 Slipshod; 6 Grandad; 11 Catalogues; 13 Wounding; 14 Ishmael; 16 Resume; 17 Midas; 20 Cede.

QUICK

Across: 7 Prove; 8 Anomaly; 9 Regular; 10 Pried; 12 Precarious; 15 Insensible; 18 Going; 19 Crooked; 21 Freedom; 22 Roman.

Down: 1 Upbringing; 2 Tough; 3 Feel; 4 Fabric; 5 Corporal; 6 Janitor; 11 Discordant; 13 Renegade; 14 Aspired; 16 Income; 17 Skimp; 20 Ogre.