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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. Spoil the configuration of French class (6)

4. Quickly amend the poster (6)

9. Nobody late - it will happen eventually (3,2,4,4)

10. The toast is for religious Chinese (7)

11. This time is associated with a score (5)

12. One coming in to ward off the devil (5)

14. The first of the boat-builders equips the vessels (5)

18. Cramped, having little money to spare (5)

19. About the position to substitute (7)

21. Head office (13)

22. Being somewhat coarse, I’d returned in a great hurry (6)

23. Keep on searching for a rabbit catcher (6)

Down

1. Rough outlines of a game, we hear (6)

2. A blow in the back (9,4)

3. Makes a call for jewellery (5)

5. Angler strode awkwardly over the river (7)

6. His records are of earth-shaking events (13)

7. From Baltimore go north for this state (6)

8. Charge around a part of the shore (5)

13. Section representing advertisements (7)

15. The result of us getting fuddled with port? (6)

16. Keeps on spotting flaccid types (5)

17. One in complete control of supply base round the south (6)

20. This will beat pease pudding (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Crush (6)

4. Saved (6)

9. Eligibility (13)

10. Broke out (7)

11. Aspect (5)

12. Heap (5)

14. Splendour (5)

18. Month (5)

19. Resonant (7)

21. Commanding (13)

22. Senior (6)

23. Grumbled (6)

Down

1. Follow-up (6)

2. Pure (13)

3. Move (5)

5. Frolicsome (7)

6. Rebirth (13)

7. Signify (6)

8. Dizzy (5)

13. Unfeeling (7)

15. Display (6)

16. Benefit (5)

17. Wait on (6)

20. Well done! (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 4 Tactics; 8 Spruce; 9 Artisan; 10 Roping; 11 Digest; 12 Delaying; 18 Sidearms; 20 Homage; 21 Sought; 22 Gathers; 23 Pelota; 24 Bandits. Down: 1 Astride; 2 Tripoli; 3 Scanty; 5 Abridged; 6 Things; 7 Coarse; 13 In secret; 14 Dragoon; 15 Ash-tray; 16 Sonata; 17 Lashed; 19 Eloped.

QUICK

Across: 4 Scatter; 8 Tremor; 9 Premier; 10 Recite; 11 Larder; 12 Complete; 18 Obstacle; 20 Enjoin; 21 Genius; 22 Burglar; 23 Sliver; 24 Stutter. Down: 1 Attract; 2 Welcome; 3 Mortal; 5 Careless; 6 Timbre; 7 Eleven; 13 Elongate; 14 Achieve; 15 Measure; 16 Unhurt; 17 Forget; 19 Treble.