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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. Lift up the beams, say (5)

8. Blow up the general, somehow (7)

9. Will to return a vegetable (7)

10. A garment cut in new style (5)

12. It means one is apart somehow (10)

15. Decorations depicting striptease, perhaps? (10)

18. The right to order a meal in the kingdom (5)

19. Dirty like a small mountain stream (7)

21. Terrible mingler is a mischievous creature (7)

22. Stand when the lease runs out (5)

Down

1. Counsel setting court poser? (10)

2. It’s very important for the girl to take it in (5)

3. Laze about with fervour? (4)

4. She’s out of breath! (6)

5. Even the team is upset with a co-resident (8)

6. Distracted when it’s back in the money (7)

11. Cross fifty per cent to the defender (6,4)

13. Mel’s been forming a group (8)

14. A loud one wouldn’t need a loud one (7)

16. Evaluating the seaman (6)

17. Gives gratuity to the youthleader when drunk (5)

20. Rush like wild deer? (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Kingdom (5)

8. Stumbled (7)

9. Young tree (7)

10. Cast (5)

12. Not known (10)

15. Forte (10)

18. Dance (5)

19. Sully (7)

21. Sneering (7)

22. Delicate (5)

Down

1. Intruder (10)

2. Content (5)

3. Zulu warriors (4)

4. Brand (6)

5. Region (8)

6. Scold (7)

11. Beneficial (10)

13. Pest (8)

14. Relevant (7)

16. Recently (6)

17. Last (5)

20. Split (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Enigmatic; 8 Amy; 9 Information; 11 Episode; 12 Axiom; 13 T-shirt; 15 Domain; 17 Ideal; 18 Retsina; 20 Latin primer; 22 The; 23 Stone deaf.

Down: 2 Nun; 3 Mario; 4 Tea set; 5 Chicago; 6 Cannibalism; 7 Pyromania; 10 Faith healer; 11 Extricate; 14 Relates; 16 Gringo; 19 Terse; 21 Era.

QUICK

Across: 1 Stipulate; 8 Use; 9 Abracadabra; 11 Siamese; 12 Attic; 13 Aspect; 15 Petrol; 17 Erase; 18 Abstain; 20 Stockbroker; 22 Sea; 23 Totem pole.

Down: 2 Tub; 3 Uncle; 4 Addled; 5 Embrace; 6 Quarterback; 7 Semicolon; 10 Reappraisal; 11 Shameless; 14 Cheroot; 16 Jacket; 19 Scram; 21 Eel.