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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. Hidden treasure for the multitude, we hear (5)

8. Places where those in the swim are exposed to public gaze (7)

9. Real spy negotiates crookedly (7)

10. Stone-fruit, soft and well-rounded (5)

12. Perform capriciously (3,3,4)

15. Vegetable dish obtained from garden sale (5,5)

18. Enquire in back-street for assignments (5)

19. Tightly pressed for an agreement (7)

21. They display sprinklers (7)

22. It’s a sign X gets around all right (5)

Down

1. One who builds the vessel properly, we hear (10)

2. Stay to give a description of the pitch (5)

3. The verge of irritability (4)

4. Deep singer and French horn required (6)

5. Court writ issued when the bean soup is off ... (8)

6. ... no court will be misled by what goes in it! (7)

11. Gas-holder (6,4)

13. Where tea is stored in crates, maybe (8)

14. What one receives after working for a boarding-house (7)

16. In complex case, copper is to make a charge (6)

17. Those who write for kicks! (5)

20. A companion for tea (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Enraged (5)

8. Wise (7)

9. Voter (7)

10. Enchant (5)

12. Plebiscite (10)

15. All-powerful (10)

18. Killed (5)

19. Chorus (7)

21. Pretended (7)

22. Goodbye (5)

Down

1. Lewd (10)

2. Keen (5)

3. Thrash (4)

4. Scant (6)

5. Meal (8)

6. Porch (7)

11. Note (10)

13. Advocate (8)

14. Dwell (7)

16. Harangue (6)

17. Cogent (5)

20. Spume (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Overspend; 8 Ill; 9 Definitions; 11 Contact; 12 Adult; 13 Ratify; 15 Dampen; 17 Leeds; 18 Octopod; 20 Ace of Hearts; 22 Nod; 23 Spectator.

Down: 2 Vie; 3 Sonia; 4 Estate; 5 Diorama; 6 Tissue paper; 7 Glistened; 10 Find the lady; 11 Carolling; 14 Fastens; 16 Toffee; 19 Theft; 21 Two.

QUICK

Across: 1 Asparagus; 8 Rio; 9 Cataclysmic; 11 Precede; 12 Laird; 13 Priest; 15 Breeze; 17 Drawl; 18 Discard; 20 Incongruous; 22 Ado; 23 Testament.

Down: 2 Sea; 3 Ruche; 4 Geyser; 5 Similar; 6 Archipelago; 7 Roundhead; 10 Trepidation; 11 Pipe dream; 14 Solicit; 16 Adonis; 19 Syria; 21 Urn.