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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. It is evident Trevor hasn’t finished making his comeback (5)

8. A female of pride (7)

9. Frankness and love seen in a dog (7)

10. Number receive poor return and become dejected (5)

12. Plays records with swank? (4,2,4)

15. Possibly a good tryer? That’s somewhat disparaging (10)

18. A wild animal but it’s all right, a quiet one (5)

19. I am caught out in true account (7)

21. The gardener likes to see it overgrown (7)

22. Cat required - there are quite a few in the pound (5)

Down

1. To borrow money and move away is risky (5,3,2)

2. French flower? Sounds reasonable (5)

3. He races in circles (4)

4. They disturb and get a number up in arms (6)

5. Inside solitary fellow there’s a capital chap (8)

6. Arab that is bound to be a wanderer (7)

11. Incredible doctrine of a bygone age (4,6)

13. Ugly in an awkward way (8)

14. He destroys a cask (7)

16. Distorted truths forcibly put forward (6)

17. Half a quarter (5)

20. A morsel of lamb stuck in a tooth can make one choke (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Musty (5)

8. Recoil (7)

9. Beneficial (7)

10. Animal (5)

12. Sorcery (10)

15. Habituated (10)

18. Mistake (5)

19. Infant (7)

21. Quake (7)

22. Hump (5)

Down

1. Suffocate (10)

2. Premature (5)

3. Unhearing (4)

4. Gambol (6)

5. Hindrance (8)

6. Robber (7)

11. Declining (10)

13. Engrave (8)

14. Red (7)

16. Vent (6)

17. Meal (5)

20. Deposit (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Countable; 8 Eva; 9 Stamp albums; 11 Reverse; 12 Alive; 13 Tennis; 15 Tenant; 17 Clean; 18 Cashier; 20 Entertained; 22 Can; 23 Distemper.

Down: 2 Out; 3 Toper; 4 Billet; 5 Emulate; 6 Destination; 7 Carpenter; 10 Advancement; 11 Reticence; 14 Ignited; 16 Scores; 19 Skate; 21 Eve.

QUICK

Across: 1 Embroider; 8 Ode; 9 Crestfallen; 11 Incense; 12 Aroma; 13 Chance; 15 Remiss; 17 Later; 18 Pitfall; 20 Evasiveness; 22 Tun; 23 Neglected.

Down: 2 Mar; 3 Often; 4 Dealer; 5 Release; 6 Consolidate; 7 Rehearsal; 10 Enchantment; 11 Inculcate; 14 Certain; 16 Spring; 19 Theme; 21 Sue.