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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. Mysterious company turns back to formal worship (6)

8 And 13 Across. Shore bird about to make someone petrified! (4,2,5)

10. Sink a vessel carrying coal (7)

11. Used to make things go round (5)

12. She deposits gold in North America (4)

13. See 8 Across.

17. Remove water from the arena, one hears (5)

18. Make a breach exposed to view (4)

22. Hold forth a zero assessment (5)

23. Vital change by an eastern European (7)

24. A yacht capsized in China once (6)

25. Ring again to cancel the act (6)

Down

1. Relatives from America in the money (7)

2. Manage to get a certain amount of paper, we hear (7)

3. Keep quiet about many showing indolence (5)

4. Trace the boundary of the playing pitch (7)

5. Join up with one military group before the end of the battle (5)

6. Lover providing a capital ring (5)

9. Guards ordered to go in the Spanish spearhead (9)

14. Learns a magazine has been rewritten (7)

15. Mischievous types converted by priests (7)

16. Any line is stupidly misplaced (7)

19. Military group to use coercion (5)

20. Pieces of a belt turned up (5)

21. Pete’s much inclined to be different (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Road (6)

8. Horse’s gait (6)

10. Agony (7)

11. Wireless (5)

12. Boulder (4)

13. Inclined (5)

17. Hesitate (5)

18. Labour (4)

22. Accumulate (5)

23. Over-populated (7)

24. Kindly (6)

25. Border (6)

Down

1. Grassland (7)

2. Patio (7)

3. External (5)

4. Tramp (7)

5. Den (5)

6. Offspring (5)

9. Remark (9)

14. Communication (7)

15. Caustic (7)

16. Vowed (7)

19. Perhaps (5)

20. Stain (5)

21. Store (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Abandoned; 8 Mark; 9 Providing; 10 Aspire; 11 Plead; 14 Skein; 15 Time; 16 Tonga; 18 Vain; 20 Lapse; 21 Couch; 24 Barrel; 25 Rigmarole; 26 Stun; 27 Plane-tree. Down: 1 Impassive; 2 Prophetic; 4 Bore; 5 Novel; 6 Old hat; 7 Edna; 9 Print; 11 Punch; 12 Disparity; 13 Levelling; 17 Algae; 19 Norman; 22 Caret; 23 Viol; 24 Blue.

QUICK

Across: 3 Foolhardy; 8 Army; 9 Matchless; 10 Heaven; 11 Flout; 14 Union; 15 Thee; 16 Sides; 18 Lent; 20 Prune; 21 Tramp; 24 Sister; 25 Bestowing; 26 Inca; 27 Stand down. Down: 1 Bashfully; 2 Impatient; 4 Oman; 5 Local; 6 All-out; 7 Disc; 9 Means; 11 Fed up; 12 Thrusting; 13 Rehearsal; 17 Sprig; 19 Triton; 22 Mewed; 23 Heat; 24 Snow.