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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

6. Protest about craftsmen (7)

7. Old coin found in educational establishment (5)

9. Cared about a tree (5)

10. Possibly shines a coarse fabric (7)

12. One French friend with a list of what’s unacceptable (11)

14. Having seen day well out with cheese (11)

18. American politician involved in treason (7)

19. Meat Kate’s cooking (5)

21. Belief that can be unnoticeably overturned (5)

22. Sharing out parsley, for example (7)

Down

1. You’ll find me in bed when this flies past (5)

2. Stress the melody (6)

3. A Royal Marines member (3)

4. Man getting first class return to the country (6)

5. Wire about father being competent (7)

8. Conflict among communists concerning prizes (7)

11. A man’s terrible romance (7)

13. Somehow deserve to be cut off (7)

15. Frightens with wild caress? (6)

16. Talent becomes dormant (6)

17. Land that’s hard on the planet (5)

20. Is capable of finding tin (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Surprise (7)

7. Hard-wearing fabric (5)

9. Urbane (5)

10. University department (7)

12. Holding sway (11)

14. Obsequious (11)

18. Card game (7)

19. Adhere (5)

21. Timepiece (5)

22. Shade of red (7)

Down

1. Robust (5)

2. Cowardly (6)

3. Beer (3)

4. Outcome (6)

5. French wind (7)

8. Spear (7)

11. Clearness (7)

13. Long-lasting (7)

15. Posture (6)

16. Essential character (6)

17. Treaded fastener (5)

20. Perform (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Hotel suite; 7 Adder; 8 Clerics; 10 Spaniels; 11 Skit; 13 Denial; 15 Kernel; 17 Vega; 18 Daydream; 21 Railing; 22 Resin; 23 A great deal.

Down: 1 Hydra; 2 Terminal; 3 Locale; 4 User; 5 Thicken; 6 Passed over; 9 Settlement; 12 Gendarme; 14 Nagging; 16 Caught; 19 Easel; 20 Fine.

QUICK

Across: 1 Quarantine; 7 Raise; 8 Sharpen; 10 Cherubic; 11 Tilt; 13 Crafty; 15 Mellow; 17 Orgy; 18 Composer; 21 Salient; 22 Trash; 23 Friendship.

Down: 1 Quite; 2 Adequate; 3 Assail; 4 Thaw; 5 Nuptial; 6 Precocious; 9 Noteworthy; 12 Despatch; 14 Angular; 16 Sorted; 19 Scamp; 20 Fete.