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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. He puts money on a footballer (6)

8. Start to arrange for show (3,3)

10. It’s minted by the company in time ... (7)

11. ... and it could be ruined by cruel mix-up (5)

12. See 21 Down

13. Spoils the remains of ancient buildings (5)

17. Be quiet about mother’s bankruptcy (5)

18 And 19 Down. They don’t provide illumination in the van! (4-5)

22. Giving chase at a later date (5)

23. The luggage is found in the lowlands (7)

24. Not entirely left in a political group (6)

25. Plenty with a different role after the end of casting (6)

Down

1. Thugs making a wild chase round Pennsylvania (7)

2. He doesn’t believe I fled in disguise (7)

3. State of a hatchet that’s turned up in back-street (5)

4. Filling up the cracks at the top of the room, we hear (7)

5. Joey’s resting-place (5)

6. Pete’s very much inclined to get upset (5)

9. To pulverise in this way is disgusting (9)

14. Greenstone (7)

15. To phase out a place of refreshment (3-4)

16. One who puts clothes on a sideboard (7)

19. See 18 Across.

20. Some of the supplies to restock the shop (5)

21 And 12 Across. Describing bright pupils (5-4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Comment (6)

8. Direction (6)

10. Wrestle (7)

11. Inundate (5)

12. Soothe (4)

13. Stage (5)

17. Transparent (5)

18. Concoction (4)

22. Destroy (5)

23. Disentangle (7)

24. Enjoy (6)

25. Reason (6)

Down

1. Delicate (7)

2. Pleasant (7)

3. Vault (5)

4. Bewilder (7)

5. Demonstration (5)

6. Prepared (5)

9. Method (9)

14. Elfin (7)

15. Dominate (7)

16. Distended (7)

19. Teem (5)

20. Answer (5)

21. Criminal (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Premature; 8 Eels; 9 Magazines; 10 Unfair; 11 Ashen; 14 Agnes; 15 Rose; 16 Tears; 18 Lass; 20 Patio; 21 Score; 24 Sublet; 25 Recollect; 26 Sign; 27 Enclosure.

Down: 1 Reputable; 2 Bluffness; 4 Rear; 5 Means; 6 Toiler; 7 Reed; 9 Midst; 11 Amaze; 12 Nostalgic; 13 Reporting; 17 Spout; 19 School; 22 Rules; 23 Sewn; 24 Scar.

QUICK

Across: 3 Depressed; 8 Then; 9 Silliness; 10 Result; 11 Freed; 14 Often; 15 Robe; 16 Tress; 18 Room; 20 Tense; 21 Notch; 24 Depict; 25 Throw over; 26 Shun; 27 Adversity.

Down: 1 Starboard; 2 Cessation; 4 Exit; 5 Ruler; 6 Singer; 7 Easy; 9 Slant; 11 Fresh; 12 Downright; 13 Repentant; 17 Steer; 19 Morose; 22 Cross; 23 Shed; 24 Deft.