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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

7. Keeps turning over lists of names (5)

8. Bet I’d be affected by current recession (7)

9. Trusts a reformed dynasty (7)

10. After work, nervous twitch of the eye (5)

12. So set man on as a builder (10)

15. How the patient will provide entry to all, maybe (10)

18 And 2 Down. At the present time he’s a popular figure (5,5)

19. In the main, they direct the ploughmen (7)

21. Cheer up the Cabinet (7)

22. Material for which South African money is needed (5)

Down

1. Academic programme gives a sign of hope to us (10)

2. See 18 Across

3. Personage who sat uneasily before the start of the Revolution (4)

4. Diminish the importance of an academic spell, we hear (6)

5. Ordinary seaman first becomes unbalanced (8)

6. Suitable trial for the most athletic (7)

11. Being acquainted, talk shortly with a social worker (10)

13. Spanish wine without a herbal flavouring (8)

14. Doing evening work in woodcraft (7)

16. How the fishermen made a profit? (6)

17. Slowly advanced to the ring (5)

20. The ultimate appliance for the shoemaker (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Extremely fat (5)

8. Needing water (7)

9. Sulphuric acid (7)

10. Mourning song (5)

12. Fickle (10)

15. Annoy (10)

18. Jewelled headdress (5)

19. Courageous (7)

21. Sport (7)

22. Waterway (5)

Down

1. Familiar with (10)

2. Qualifying races (5)

3. Type of house (4)

4. Purloined (6)

5. Benevolence (8)

6. Attribute (7)

11. Simple (10)

13. New Year’s Eve (8)

14. Narrow channels (7)

16. Irritate (6)

17. Relinquish (5)

20. Peer (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Inelastic; 8 Poe; 9 Appropriate; 11 Durable; 12 Avail; 13 Rococo; 15 Rimini; 17 Cameo; 18 Lasagne; 20 Ace of hearts; 22 Run; 23 Assertion.

Down: 2 Nap; 3 A-bomb; 4 Tureen; 5 Chapati; 6 Opera singer; 7 Repulsive; 10 Part company; 11 Directors; 14 Cholera; 16 Bluffs; 19 Steer; 21 Too.

QUICK

Across: 1 Ferocious; 8 Inn; 9 Contentious; 11 Engross; 12 Agony; 13 Cotton; 15 Chaste; 17 Usage; 18 Accurst; 20 Indifferent; 22 Gas; 23 Exemplary.

Down: 2 Ego; 3 Credo; 4 Obtuse; 5 Stomach; 6 Misconstrue; 7 Enjoyment; 10 Nightmarish; 11 Encourage; 14 Overdue; 16 Raffle; 19 Cheap; 21 Nor.