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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. Possibly a silhouette of rooms for guests (5,5)

7. Calculating creature (5)

8. Churchmen from different circles (7)

10. Dogs having painless operations (8)

11. Short satirical piece concerning small equipment (4)

13. A negative reply upset Daniel (6)

15. Say the officer should be shelled? (6)

17. The star gave out (4)

18. Fantasise about dead army? (8)

21. Complaining to the fence? (7)

22. Substance to rinse out (5)

23. Bargain a lot (1,5,4)

Down

1. Awfully hardy Greek monster (5)

2. The end of the tramline (8)

3. Place to get a cello repaired? (6)

4. Drug addict’s employer (4)

5. Possibly add flour in the kitchen? (7)

6. Eavesdrops, somehow, when disregarded (6,4)

9. Paying for a colony (10)

12. Information about armed French policeman (8)

14. Ganging up and scolding (7)

16. Apprehended for the tribunal, say (6)

19. Stand for painting of headless animal (5)

20. Monetary penalty that’s perfectly acceptable (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Isolation (10)

7. Uplift (5)

8. Whet (7)

10. Angelic (8)

11. Lean (4)

13. Cunning (6)

15. Mature (6)

17. Wild party (4)

18. Music writer (8)

21. Prominent (7)

22. Rubbish (5)

23. Amity (10)

Down

1. Wholly (5)

2. Sufficient (8)

3. Attack (6)

4. Melt (4)

5. Matrimonial (7)

6. Forward (10)

9. Remarkable (10)

12. Send (8)

14. Cornered (7)

16. Reorganised (6)

19. Rascal (5)

20. Gala (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Marriage lines; 8 Hardship; 9 Mole; 10 Pistol; 12 Morose; 14 Sea-dog; 16 Manors; 18 Bran; 20 Together; 22 Co-belligerent.

Down: 1 Parasite; 2 Credit; 3 Mash; 4 Keeps mum; 5 Firmer; 6 Seal; 11 Light ale; 13 Surgeons; 15 Danger; 17 Notary; 19 Rook; 21 Gags.

QUICK

Across: 7 Strikebreaker; 8 Abnormal; 9 Rant; 10 Bonnet; 12 Facade; 14 Uneven; 16 Clammy; 18 Oval; 20 Exciting; 22 Incarceration.

Down: 1 Stubborn; 2 Disown; 3 Seem; 4 Prolific; 5 Fabric; 6 Mean; 11 Tendency; 13 Dominion; 15 Vulgar; 17 Astute; 19 Vend; 21 Care.