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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. It is clean, perhaps, but not resilient (9)

8. Writer of some effortless poetry (3)

9. Put aside, right? (11)

11. Long-lasting as a bad rule can be (7)

12. Use a cover, say (5)

13. Or back two companies from the 18th century (6)

15. Right to take one car in an Italian resort (6)

17. Came to love a medallion (5)

18. Agnes is ill after the French dish (7)

20. Run heats of race according to the card (3,2,6)

22. Manage to sprint (3)

23. Statement about senoritas (9)

Down

2. The tipster’s choice has a sleep (3)

3. Seaman taking crowd back inside to see nuclear weapon (1-4)

4. Changing tenure of the vessel (6)

5. A man at one with Indian food (7)

6. Rage is prone to upset the diva (5,6)

7. Pulverise badly to make ugly (9)

10. Break up the firm supplying components (4,7)

11. Creditors upset the board (9)

14. Hole in broken car caused disease (7)

16. They may be called deliberate deceptions! (6)

19. Guide the animal (5)

21. Excessively as well (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Savage (9)

8. Tavern (3)

9. Quarrelsome (11)

11. Absorb (7)

12. Torment (5)

13. Thread (6)

15. Pure (6)

17. Custom (5)

18. Damned (7)

20. Disinterested (11)

22. Fuel (3)

23. Model (9)

Down

2. Self (3)

3. Belief (5)

4. Dull (6)

5. Abdomen (7)

6. Misinterpret (11)

7. Pleasure (9)

10. Harrowing (11)

11. Urge (9)

14. Late (7)

16. Lottery (6)

19. Inexpensive (5)

21. Neither (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Opener; 8 Gaffer; 10 Tadpole; 11 Ideal; 12 Rows; 13 Atlas; 17 Kayak; 18 Earl; 22 Hindi; 23 Launder; 24 Dorset; 25 Picnic.

Down: 1 Posture; 2 Meadows; 3 Tenor; 4 Capital; 5 Often; 6 Drill; 9 Meatballs; 14 Marines; 15 Wardens; 16 Clerics; 19 Shade; 20 Inert; 21 Quail.

QUICK

Across: 7 Orphan; 8 Temper; 10 Pontoon; 11 Force; 12 Ugly; 13 Pigmy; 17 Paint; 18 Fair; 22 Charm; 23 Trinket; 24 Legend; 25 Slogan.

Down: 1 Pompous; 2 Spindle; 3 Talon; 4 Perfume; 5 Spurt; 6 Breed; 9 Indignity; 14 Payment; 15 Package; 16 Pretend; 19 Scold; 20 Laugh; 21 Silly.