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Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) Friday’s solutions.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Era can become difficult to understand (6)

4. Moderate mood (6)

9. The old nag, it ran an awful race (5,8)

10. Port of New Orleans? (7)

11. Light material? (5)

12. It’s no liability when established (5)

14. A secret store of money, say (5)

18. Vagrant getting vehicle on the quiet (5)

19. A looser sort of spray (7)

21. House laws went haywire here (3,5,5)

22. Give what the fellow consumed (6)

23. Has faith in cartels (6)

Down

1. Month of dignity (6)

2. The Prince of Wales had to warn Di about him (7,6)

3. Drain out at the lowest point (5)

5. Awfully irate about sappers in Africa (7)

6. A girl makes a noise with musical instruments (5,8)

7. Change one’s mind about period of self-denial (6)

8. Rebuilt Roman house (5)

13. Take advantage of an heroic deed (7)

15. Doesn’t get terribly drunk (6)

16. Verrucas you put fodder over (5)

17. Holds that top player is in form (6)

20. Quarrelsome sportsman (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Smother (6)

4. End (6)

9. Listless (13)

10. Change (7)

11. Thrust (5)

12. Postpone (5)

14. Vault (5)

18. Happen again (5)

19. Current (7)

21. Too pious (13)

22. Soak (6)

23. Scotch (6)

Down

1. Choose (6)

2. Glow (13)

3. Depart (5)

5. Narrow-minded (7)

6. Unnoticed (13)

7. Aided (6)

8. Glue (5)

13. Wandering (7)

15. Levered (6)

16. Stub (5)

17. Shining (6)

20. Hit (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 4 Evicted; 8 Lariat; 9 Francis; 10 Asleep; 11 Wrench; 12 Amicable; 18 Velocity; 20 Canada; 21 Peewit; 22 Romania; 23 Ledger; 24 Patient.

Down: 1 Almanac; 2 Trellis; 3 Camera; 5 Very well; 6 Cannes; 7 Evince; 13 Bavarian; 14 Bigwigs; 15 Oysters; 16 Pagoda; 17 Salami; 19 Obeyed.

QUICK

Across: 4 Primary; 8 Inbred; 9 Ecstasy; 10 Rioted; 11 Linger; 12 Preamble; 18 Abstract; 20 Outing; 21 Brutal; 22 Eternal; 23 Caress; 24 Amnesty.

Down: 1 Disrupt; 2 Abdomen; 3 Redeem; 5 Reckless; 6 Mutiny; 7 Roster; 13 Braggart; 14 Partner; 15 Stylish; 16 Custom; 17 Fierce; 19 Threat.