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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

3. Please cut out conjecture (9)

8. It’s all right to love a girl (4)

9. Listen in as part of the roof falls (9)

10. Miscellaneous way to remove moisture (6)

11. Publish complete (5)

14. Work on a twitch of the eye (5)

15. Relax with the others (4)

16. Bill loves to be disapproved of (5)

18. Give up like a selected player, say (4)

20. Country that should be handled with care! (5)

21. Consumed at school, say? (5)

24. Animal found in the Philippines? (6)

25. A political leader like Washington (9)

26. Came out on top (4)

27. Clerical workers (9)

Down

1. Game for a dance before a drink (9)

2. The significance of eating mud? (9)

4. Amuse oneself in drama (4)

5. Divided Conservative wing? (5)

6. Book to have the shelf put right (6)

7. Wrong to return at this pace (4)

9. Build upright (5)

11. A pope from the town (5)

12. Talk about past crimes in broken English (9)

13. Start game badly with a trick (9)

17. Sea getting a once-over (5)

19. English flower festival (6)

22. Try to write a composition (5)

23. And the others could be back late (2,2)

24. Forced to be manufactured (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

3. Scent (9)

8. Tribe (4)

9. Trifling (9)

10. Teat (6)

11. Scornful noise (5)

14. Cost (5)

15. Comfort (4)

16. Lock (5)

18. Block (4)

20. Card game (5)

21. Scoop (5)

24. Gap (6)

25. Clumsy (9)

26. Egg (4)

27. Trick (9)

Down

1. Swap (9)

2. Incredulous (9)

4. Uncommon (4)

5. Donated (5)

6. Entice (6)

7. Hint (4)

9. Swift (5)

11. Riddle (5)

12. Loquacious (9)

13. Monotonous (9)

17. Cleave (5)

19. Fruit (6)

22. Grub (5)

23. Quick (4)

24. Rent (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Ruth; 3 Together; 8 Team; 9 Platonic; 11 Oxford Circus; 13 Accent; 14 Castle; 17 Pay attention; 20 National; 21 Less; 22 Garotted; 23 Stud.

Down: 1 Rational; 2 Traffic; 4 O’clock; 5 Entertains; 6 Hindu; 7 Rich; 10 Bring about; 12 Red-nosed; 15 Trident; 16 Strafe; 18 Actor; 19 Snug.

QUICK

Across: 1 Fake; 3 Scabbard; 8 Rota; 9 Daffodil; 11 Wedding dress; 13 Ledger; 14 Thence; 17 Confidential; 20 Answered; 21 Thai; 22 Test tube; 23 Arch.

Down: 1 Farewell; 2 Katydid; 4 Change; 5 Beforehand; 6 Aides; 7 Dull; 10 Side effect; 12 Well-nigh; 15 Neither; 16 Adverb; 18 Oasis; 19 Cant.