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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. He was the first person to be late! (4)

8. Not inclined to be honest? (2,3,5)

9. Perhaps it’s cheap because it’s an imitative work of art (8)

10. A measure intended to do good (4)

12. You can count on it (6)

14. Right to have helped when invaded (6)

15. Carried by one against the bomb? (6)

17. They may be depressed in the car! (6)

18. Some land lies differently (4)

19. Creditor upsetting one on board? (8)

21. They should know the score before playing! (10)

22. Skin you shouldn’t show (4)

Down

2. Vegetables eaten widely? (5,5)

3. Hit a ball up just below the roof (4)

4. Capital instrument of punishment? (6)

5. Strangely remote shooting star (6)

6. A blow that has to be faced (4,4)

7. Escape and feel different (4)

11. Having one’s attention held for a short time by spring? (10)

13. Strives to study minds (8)

16. Contract concerning Mussolini? (6)

17. Excuse to knock over a man (6)

18. Slowly move a short distance (4)

20. Money for a tennis player? (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Flying insect (4)

8. Unselfish (10)

9. Dais (8)

10. Too (4)

12. Annul (6)

14. Start again (6)

15. Informal (6)

17. Footwear item (6)

18. Lascivious (4)

19. Furtive (8)

21. Note (10)

22. Ale (4)

Down

2. Merge (10)

3. Treaty (4)

4. Amble (6)

5. Season (6)

6. Killer (8)

7. Resonation (4)

11. Commiserate (10)

13. Boiling pot (8)

16. East Indian sailor (6)

17. Stable (6)

18. Citrus fruit (4)

20. Arm or leg (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Hoard; 8 Aquaria; 9 Parleys; 10 Plump; 12 Act the goat; 15 Green salad; 18 Tasks; 19 Compact; 21 Showers; 22 Token.

Down: 1 Shipwright; 2 Tarry; 3 Edge; 4 Basset; 5 Subpoena; 6 Crouton; 11 Petrol tank; 13 Canister; 14 Pension; 16 Accuse; 17 Hacks; 20 Mate.

QUICK

Across: 7 Irate; 8 Prudent; 9 Elector; 10 Charm; 12 Referendum; 15 Omnipotent; 18 Slain; 19 Refrain; 21 Feigned; 22 Adieu.

Down: 1 Licentious; 2 Eager; 3 Beat; 4 Sparse; 5 Luncheon; 6 Veranda; 11 Memorandum; 13 Exponent; 14 Inhabit; 16 Tirade; 17 Valid; 20 Foam.