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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. He’s known for making a stand to enlarge cruets somehow (7,6)

8. The Spanish girl has party in place of great riches (8)

9. Barrel containing sack? (4)

10. Boxed and carted around (6)

12. Ditch a sort of coat (6)

14. A maths problem can cause breathing difficulty (6)

16. Metal for church next to Italian city (6)

18. All that music (4)

20. Mockery that’s terribly cruel about Amin (8)

22. Terrible poser set for former prime minister (3,6,4)

Down

1. Announces cards Lee shuffled (8)

2. Account concerning fortified wine (6)

3. Slightly crazy about a joke (4)

4. Socratic puzzle? (8)

5. Mind some tipsy chefs (6)

6. Street in which a cat cries (4)

11. Denunciation of help returned by family (8)

13. Acquiesced when firm politician told untruths (8)

15. Risk when it’s difficult with a street map (6)

17. Right piece cooked according to instructions (6)

19. Some Hungarian song (4)

21. Challenge to read out (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Superiority (13)

8. Tolerance (8)

9. Infant (4)

10. Defeated (6)

12. Horse’s gait (6)

14. Coma (6)

16. Insect (6)

18. Singe (4)

20. Tenant (8)

22. Four-sided (13)

Down

1. Decoration (8)

2. Maintain (6)

3. Examine (4)

4. Lure (8)

5. Spoken (6)

6. Blackleg (4)

11. Sedative (8)

13. Eastern (8)

15. Caricature (6)

17. Sword (6)

19. Drag (4)

21. Applaud (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Arno; 8 Greta Garbo; 9 Bakewell; 10 Arch; 12 Amoral; 14 Toucan; 15 Bruges; 17 Sets in; 18 Also; 19 Norseman; 21 Displaying; 22 Over.

Down: 2 Red Admiral; 3 Ogle; 4 Repeal; 5 Varlet; 6 Paraquat; 7 Posh; 11 Charitable; 13 Regroups; 16 Sandal; 17 Strain; 18 Aide; 20 Ergo.

QUICK - Across: 1 Acts; 8 Widespread; 9 Amenable; 10 Made; 12 Triple; 14 Troupe; 15 Dinner; 17 Tremor; 18 Slur; 19 Causeway; 21 Seamstress; 22 Tier.

Down: 2 Commercial; 3 Swan; 4 Edible; 5 Aspect; 6 Primrose; 7 Idle; 11 Deplorable; 13 Panorama; 16 Recite; 17 Toupee; 18 So-so; 20 East.