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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. Ring William concerning a certain invoice (9,4)

8. What a confused skater in the Women’s Institute might do? (8)

9. Cannot be insincere talk (4)

10. Fungal disease of beer we returned (6)

12. Mollusc in different storey (6)

14. Apply to the new nation (6)

16. Give up when boy takes vehicle back (6)

18. Stylish Ken leaves the bird (4)

20. Left the role in the middle of the act (8)

22. Children’s game without a modern ring? (8,5)

Down

1. Telling one of the family (8)

2. Mythical foot? (6)

3. Shut out in this way (4)

4. Area where venison is cooked about right (8)

5. You can count on it when taking graduate copper in (6)

6. A man from New Zealand (4)

11. Scratch when the scores are level (8)

13. Even dice when thrown provide information (8)

15. Stir up with fashionable quote (6)

17. Tedious drilling? (6)

19. Cover for a petty gangster (4)

21. Exclusive shop, perhaps? (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Green (13)

8. Pennant (8)

9. Peel (4)

10. Helm (6)

12. Fridge compartment (6)

14. Saunter (6)

16. Panted (6)

18. Cook (4)

20. Word for word (8)

22. Upsetting (13)

Down

1. Teach (8)

2. Surpass (6)

3. Ray (4)

4. Shrill (8)

5. False (6)

6. Eager (4)

11. Pertinent (8)

13. Dutiful (8)

15. Bureau (6)

17. Meagre (6)

19. Greet (4)

21. Spool (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Diva; 8 Silly mid-on; 9 Diminish; 10 Cope; 12 Scotch; 14 Saloon; 15 Felony; 17 Porter; 18 Stet; 19 Calamity; 21 Compatriot; 22 Eats.

Down: 2 Indiscreet; 3 Asti; 4 Sleigh; 5 Typhus; 6 Circular; 7 Once; 11 Protestant; 13 Two-steps; 16 Yachts; 17 Pallid; 18 Sack; 20 Mate.

QUICK

Across: 1 Clef; 8 All-rounder; 9 Skirmish; 10 Opal; 12 Suture; 14 Remedy; 15 Strike; 17 Nudity; 18 Yeti; 19 Tapeworm; 21 Beneficial; 22 Fame.

Down: 2 Lacklustre; 3 Fair; 4 Plaice; 5 Mother; 6 Informed; 7 Oral; 11 Auditorium; 13 Utilised; 16 Entail; 17 Napkin; 18 Yobs; 20 Wolf.