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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. Keeping a hosiery item (8)

5. Rounds, perhaps, for doctor after the morning (4)

9. German woman giving the priest gold (4)

10. Abandoned journalist on a London street (8)

11. Glue I mix with cunning (5)

12. When to criticise music? (7)

13. We hit the plane badly - it’s not wanted (5,8)

18. Local that’s number one in beer returned (8)

19. She’s always in gaol (4)

20. Offers for nurses? (7)

21. It may make a wet blanket! (5)

22. Rush back for the animal (4)

23. Guess I am in the car (8)

Down

2. But outside right is finished (7)

3. A brilliant stroke allowed in poetry? (7)

4. Reason for death supported by environmentalists? (7,6)

6. Made Mr Gershwin a cake (7)

7. Strange people getting shirt, or a bit of one (7)

8. Put the phone down when there’s a mental problem (4-2)

13. The least successful journalist’s yarn (7)

14. Terribly genuine, but innocent (7)

15. Wears out the Queen with poetry (6)

16. Home Office breaking mould to find gangster (7)

17. Fail to care for Glen, etc.? (7)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Investigation (8)

5. Incite (4)

9. Search (4)

10. Oily (8)

11. Log (5)

12. Merciful (7)

13. Memorable (13)

18. Final (8)

19. Tie (4)

20. Stipulation (7)

21. Declare (5)

22. Powder (4)

23. Star (8)

Down

2. Feeling (7)

3. Veto (7)

4. Diligent (13)

6. Saw (7)

7. Favour (7)

8. Thoroughfare (6)

13. Arrogated (7)

14. Foolish (7)

15. Stay (6)

16. Judge (7)

17. Medicine (7)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Incite; 4 Spades; 9 Phrenologists; 10 Lesions; 11 Alice; 12 Enemy; 14 Stags; 18 Ashen; 19 Hospice; 21 Ham sandwiches; 22 Rammed; 23 Leaden.

Down: 1 Impels; 2 Chrysanthemum; 3 Tango; 5 Pageant; 6 Distinguished; 7 Sister; 8 Blase; 13 Montage; 15 Rather; 16 Shade; 17 Lesson; 20 Smite.

QUICK

Across: 1 Mature; 4 Stable; 9 Spill the beans; 10 Enlarge; 11 Liken; 12 In-law; 14 Argue; 18 Evens; 19 Interim; 21 Horse chestnut; 22 Warren; 23 Jersey.

Down: 1 Musket; 2 Trial and error; 3 Ruler; 5 Tubular; 6 Blackcurrants; 7 Easing; 8 Sheen; 13 Austere; 15 Nephew; 16 Light; 17 Smithy; 20 Taste.