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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. Where those who aestivate are accommodated? (6-5)

9. Cut into various indices (7)

10. Leaves a deposit when the lists are revised (5)

11. Caterpillar right inside the mountain ash? (5)

12. Being more spiteful could result in tears (7)

13. Gold transaction becomes a testing experience (6)

15. Fungoid alga from N Chile (6)

18. Two seamen get the last of the mayonnaise dressing (7)

20. Where males were implicated in a witch-hunt (5)

22. One working automatically produces nonsense about outside broadcast (5)

23. He tampers with a fruit tree we hear (7)

24. Minute-men (11)

Down

2. The physical effects of this could be cruel (5)

3. Cosmetic mother used to cover a blemish (7)

4. Equestrianism I had seen in the arena (6)

5. Is so mixed up about a lonely fertile spot (5)

6. It’s not altruistic to market sea-food, one hears (7)

7. They stick an advertisement among the accounts (11)

8. No more stars would certainly disturb them (11)

14. It could be a bad rule but it’s lasting (7)

16. Could he be a convict who’s admitted to the clique? (7)

17. Timber put in favourite window fitting (6)

19. Bustling atmosphere around the street (5)

21. In April I’ll explore French textile centre (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Chance (11)

9. Spinning-top game (7)

10. Nobleman (5)

11. Fight (3-2)

12. Exact (7)

13. Idea (6)

15. Accident (6)

18. Ugly thing (7)

20. Light anchor (5)

22. Rummage (5)

23. Opening (7)

24. Property seller (6,5)

Down

2. Braid (5)

3. Sherry (7)

4. Company of actors (6)

5. Dignified (5)

6. Stain (7)

7. Miscellaneous items (4,3,4)

8. Translator (11)

14. Latticework structure (7)

16. Slight suggestion (7)

17. Far-off (6)

19. Musical drama (5)

21. Condescend (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Stocking; 5 Ammo; 9 Frau; 10 Stranded; 11 Guile; 12 Ragtime; 13 White elephant; 18 Regional; 19 Olga; 20 Tenders; 21 Sleet; 22 Deer; 23 Estimate.

Down: 2 Through; 3 Couplet; 4 Natural causes; 6 Madeira; 7 Oddment; 8 Hang-up; 13 Worsted; 14 Ingenue; 15 Erodes; 16 Hoodlum; 17 Neglect.

QUICK

Across: 1 Research; 5 Spur; 9 Comb; 10 Unctuous; 11 Diary; 12 Clement; 13 Unforgettable; 18 Ultimate; 19 Bind; 20 Proviso; 21 State; 22 Dust; 23 Asterisk.

Down: 2 Emotion; 3 Embargo; 4 Conscientious; 6 Proverb; 7 Rosette; 8 Street; 13 Usurped; 14 Fatuous; 15 Remain; 16 Arbiter; 17 Linctus.