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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. Perhaps, every hat’s nice after being married for some time (5-4,4)

8. Trained the river to flow back with a coin in (8)

9. Christmas with the Lone Ranger? (4)

10. Reds in uprising not quite washed-up! (6)

12. A French city street is most pleasant (6)

14. Time and change schedule (6)

16. Rascal upset the sailor (6)

18. Give it to a man to prepare for publication (4)

20. Temporarily gave the girl a daffodil (4,4)

22. Accepting a lift to the pub? (6,2,5)

DOWN

1. Require Heather to be annoying (8)

2. Responds concerning sections of the play (6)

3. Plaything returned to Eastern isle (4)

4. Lad in car upset senior churchman (8)

5. Eating out? (6)

6. Came around the summit (4)

11. New ideal end for the time limit (8)

13. Bird picks up rodents and fish (8)

15. Man I have found to be an indigenous local (6)

17. South Africa takes the French line on pay (6)

19. You won’t see that you’re in it (4)

21. Midday, either way (4)

QUICK PUZZLE

ACROSS

7. Unprincipled (13)

8. Lees (8)

9. Sort (4)

10. Noiseless (6)

12. Whiten (6)

14. Offer (6)

16. Antagonism (6)

18. Midday (4)

20. Might (8)

22. Resoluteness (13)

DOWN

1. Realistic (8)

2. Do well (6)

3. Formerly (4)

4. Fitting (8)

5. Bovid animals (6)

6. Undergarment (4)

11. Boring (8)

13. Commendation (8)

15. Ass (6)

17. Very small (6)

19. Finished (4)

21. Ladder step (4)

FRIDAY’S SOLUTIONS

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Dons; 8 Parliament; 9 Brunette; 10 Last; 12 Ballad; 14 Strips; 15 States; 17 Desert; 18 Plea; 19 Disclaim; 21 Cabin trunk; 22 Ezra.

Down: 2 Overmantel; 3 Span; 4 Crated; 5 Rivets; 6 Implores; 7 Stet; 11 Supervisor; 13 Lothario; 16 Sedate; 17 Discus; 18 Peck; 20 Like.

QUICK - Across: 1 Jump; 8 Obligation; 9 Comedian; 10 Baby; 12 Mettle; 14 Atomic; 15 Repast; 17 Vanity; 18 Knot; 19 Insecure; 21 Stronghold; 22 Easy.

Down: 2 Unforeseen; 3 Poke; 4 Sluice; 5 Agenda; 6 Stubborn; 7 Envy; 11 Boisterous; 13 Traction; 16 Twinge; 17 Vision; 18 Kiss; 20 Code.