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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. Somehow proves at the finish it’s blue! (9)

8. I will shortly be unwell (3)

9. Perhaps I find it’s one of many in a dictionary? (11)

11. Study diplomacy with an acquaintance (7)

12. Mature commercial shown last month (5)

13. Give formal consent if a try works out (6)

15. Wet two enclosures (6)

17. The French journalists in Yorkshire? (5)

18. Mollusc out to do cop (7)

20. Are cheats of use in getting a good card (3,2,6)

22. The man returns to show assent (3)

23. He can see new aspect to the rocky hill (9)

Down

2. I’ve gone out to compete (3)

3. Thus Ian upset a girl (5)

4. Car for a certain area of buildings (6)

5. Three-dimensional scene showing ten in the play (7)

6. It is a girl to decorate with delicate stuff (6,5)

7. After midnight heard it shone (9)

10. A trick in Who’s Who, perhaps (4,3,4)

11. Singing girl accompanying Heather (9)

14. Ties with loud assent, anyhow (7)

16. Sweet way to tee off? (6)

19. The measure of crime (5)

21. A couple of Clint Eastwood films? (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Vegetable (9)

8. --- de Janeiro (3)

9. Disastrous (11)

11. Go before (7)

12. Scottish landowner (5)

13. Churchman (6)

15. Light wind (6)

17. Speak slowly (5)

18. Get rid of (7)

20. Incompatible (11)

22. Fuss (3)

23. Proof (9)

Down

2. Expanse of water (3)

3. Frilled lace (5)

4. Hot spring (6)

5. Alike (7)

6. Group of islands (11)

7. Supporter of Cromwell (9)

10. Fear (11)

11. Fanciful plan (4,5)

14. Canvass (7)

16. Handsome man (6)

19. Middle-Eastern country (5)

21. Vase (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Occult; 8 Turn to; 10 Scuttle; 11 Lathe; 12 Nora; 13 Stone; 17 Wring; 18 Open; 22 Orate; 23 Latvian; 24 Cathay; 25 Repeal.

Down: 1 Cousins; 2 Acquire; 3 Sloth; 4 Outline; 5 Unite; 6 Romeo; 9 Sentinels; 14 Arsenal; 15 Sprites; 16 Inanely; 19 Force; 20 Parts; 21 Steep.

QUICK

Across: 7 Avenue; 8 Canter; 10 Torment; 11 Radio; 12 Rock; 13 Leant; 17 Delay; 18 Toil; 22 Amass; 23 Crowded; 24 Benign; 25 Fringe.

Down: 1 Pasture; 2 Terrace; 3 Outer; 4 Vagrant; 5 Study; 6 Brood; 9 Utterance; 14 Message; 15 Mordant; 16 Pledged; 19 Maybe; 20 Taint; 21 Hoard.