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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. Mysterious that I’m eating out at a hundred (9)

8. The girl May becomes (3)

9. News of how the Red Arrows fly? (11)

11. Does pie cook in one part of the story (7)

12. Maxim at ten to ten in the morning (5)

13. Change this for the right top (1-5)

15. Party on sea or land (6)

17. Perfect notion given to student (5)

18. Nastier sort of Greek drink (7)

20. Print mailer out in textbook (5,6)

22. Article mothers and fathers have at heart (3)

23. Notes fade terribly when unable to hear (5,4)

Down

2. A devoted sister (3)

3. Moira’s new man (5)

4. What remains of the estate? (3,3)

5. US city that was stylish in the past? (7)

6. Having people for dinner (11)

7. A burning desire? (9)

10. Person doubting Thomas needed? (5,6)

11. Disentangle from the text I care about (9)

14. Tells about Laertes (7)

16. The English-speaker has to smile and leave (6)

19. Brief is to uproot trees (5)

21. Age in a generation (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Specify (9)

8. Employ (3)

9. Magic word (11)

11. Thai (7)

12. Loft (5)

13. Facet (6)

15. Car fuel (6)

17. Rub out (5)

18. Refrain from voting (7)

20. City worker (11)

22. Body of water (3)

23. Ritual object (5,4)

Down

2. Vessel (3)

3. Male relative (5)

4. Confused (6)

5. Hug (7)

6. American footballer (11)

7. Punctuation mark (9)

10. Reassessment (11)

11. Brazen (9)

14. Cigar (7)

16. Clothing item (6)

19. Clear off (5)

21. Slippery fish (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Ignore; 8 Pretty; 10 Martini; 11 Vicar; 12 Noun; 13 Peach; 17 Penny; 18 Bier; 22 About; 23 Traipse; 24 Canyon; 25 Detail.

Down: 1 Diamond; 2 Onerous; 3 Fruit; 4 Privacy; 5 Stick; 6 Myrrh; 9 Hibernate; 14 Section; 15 Display; 16 Orderly; 19 Farce; 20 Pound; 21 Caber.

QUICK

Across: 7 Rookie; 8 Shears; 10 Italian; 11 Argue; 12 Hock; 13 Scorn; 17 Filly; 18 Rich; 22 Trout; 23 Trawler; 24 Rebuke; 25 Gemini.

Down: 1 Freight; 2 Monarch; 3 Livid; 4 Theatre; 5 Range; 6 Asset; 9 Inoculate; 14 Mistake; 15 Sirloin; 16 Gherkin; 19 Start; 20 Hobby; 21 Wager.