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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. Neglect a different region (6)

8. Fairly good-looking (6)

10. Man I join for a drink (7)

11. Six-vehicle churchman? (5)

12. Word that’s number one in France (4)

13. Fruit that could be cheap (5)

17. Female copper (5)

18. Stand a drink, say (4)

22. Concerning a boxing match (5)

23. Walk out of parties (7)

24. Do any hide in the ravine? (6)

25. The soldiers returning lied about the Territorials (6)

Down

1. Odd man out conceals one gem (7)

2. Our ones can become laborious (7)

3. Turf I dig up to provide food (5)

4. Bill is in the toilet for seclusion (7)

5. Don’t twist the rod (5)

6. An early Christmas present (5)

9. Breathe in and out and sleep (9)

14. Terrible notices for the part (7)

15. The girl’s drama show (7)

16. Tidy hospital attendant (7)

19. It’s a long way to church - that’s ridiculous (5)

20. Strike to get money (5)

21. Log used to make a brace (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Raw recruit (6)

8. Large scissors (6)

10. European language (7)

11. Quarrel (5)

12. German white wine (4)

13. Contempt (5)

17. Young female horse (5)

18. Wealthy (4)

22. Freshwater fish (5)

23. Fishing boat (7)

24. Scold (6)

25. Zodiac sign (6)

Down

1. Cargo (7)

2. Ruler (7)

3. Extremely angry (5)

4. Playhouse (7)

5. Scope (5)

6. Valuable thing (5)

9. Vaccinate (9)

14. Error (7)

15. Cut of beef (7)

16. Small cucumber (7)

19. Begin (5)

20. Pastime (5)

21. Bet (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Orchestra; 8 Fine; 9 Astronaut; 10 Ermine; 11 Bells; 14 Miser; 15 Earn; 16 Yacht; 18 Tots; 20 Wrath; 21 Yemen; 24 Minion; 25 Christian; 26 June; 27 Appliance.

Down: 1 Aftermath; 2 Animosity; 4 Ruse; 5 Horde; 6 Single; 7 Rout; 9 Angry; 11 Bacon; 12 Sagacious; 13 Enchanted; 17 Twain; 19 Serial; 22 Extra; 23 Shop; 24 Marc.

QUICK

Across: 3 Skinflint; 8 Cope; 9 Mercurial; 10 Uneven; 11 Greed; 14 Erect; 15 Rear; 16 Years; 18 Chat; 20 Press; 21 Loose; 24 Glance; 25 Continual; 26 Fund; 27 Degrading.

Down: 1 Acquiesce; 2 Ephemeral; 4 Keen; 5 Nicer; 6 Larder; 7 Near; 9 Meaty; 11 Grace; 12 Demeanour; 13 Crescendo; 17 Spill; 19 Totter; 22 Synod; 23 Love; 24 Gain.