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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

6. It’s a struggle to study before the examination (7)

7. Current cause of amnesia upsets Ethel (5)

9. Board to make progress (3,2)

10. Badges allowed among the members (7)

12. What is withheld from the booking (11)

14. In wigs, these could show importance (11)

18. Sending in an account for advertising (7)

19. They happen when people buy strong drink in a ship (5)

21. Sieved food is not contaminated before starting to eat (5)

22. They take part in raids and in scraps (7)

Down

1. It’s baser to appear threatening (5)

2. A serious illness for an oarsman (6)

3. Something added on one Greek letter (3)

4. To laze in this way, you need a fan! (6)

5. Piece of furniture that now has been refashioned (7)

8 And 17 Down. Could they be trials of golfers’ ability? (7,5)

11. Disturbing the game, but being victorious (7)

13. It’s dreadfully boring outside (7)

15. Kind of slave working in the kitchen? (6)

16. Mixed drink - the last of the vermouth in ginger (6)

17. See 8 Down

20. Blade used for decapitating a pig (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Scurry (7)

7. Content (5)

9. Nose (5)

10. Cheer (7)

12. Unrepentant (11)

14. Youth (11)

18. Anarchic (7)

19. Characteristic (5)

21. Propeller (5)

22. Laden (7)

Down

1. Fragrance (5)

2. Exempt (6)

3. Damp (3)

4. Barbarian (6)

5. Pacify (7)

8. Sparkle (7)

11. Own (7)

13. Progress (7)

15. Sprawled (6)

16. Travelling show (6)

17. Supple (5)

20. Snoop (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Court of law; 7 Tried; 8 Poetess; 10 Sheerest; 11 Pair; 13 Renege; 15 Misery; 17 Tart; 18 Aircraft; 21 Hearing; 22 Upset; 23 Dead centre. Down: 1 Chile; 2 Under age; 3 Typist; 4 Fred; 5 Average; 6 At a stretch; 9 Sorry state; 12 Discount; 14 Narrate; 16 Single; 19 Aisle; 20 Kind.

QUICK

Across: 1 Spectacles; 7 Leave; 8 Milksop; 10 Sanction; 11 Zero; 13 Ignore; 15 Corner; 17 Iota; 18 Kilogram; 21 Darling; 22 Inane; 23 Playwright. Down: 1 Spain; 2 Electors; 3 Tom-tom; 4 Colt; 5 Eastern; 6 Classified; 9 Programmer; 12 Motoring; 14 Natural; 16 Singer; 19 React; 20 Tiny.