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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. We hear broadcast twice, but it’s only mediocre! (2-2)

8. A revolver that’s hydraulically powered (5-5)

9. At the back of a cultivated plot, I will get a beautiful flower (8)

10. The first of the converts in established denomination (4)

12. Fancied getting paid for service (6)

14. London columnist (6)

15. To do this could be said to change the Royal Marine! (6)

17. Doctor has kind of food that’s in fashion (6)

18. Old part of the storage depot (4)

19. Strange oriental narrative (8)

21. Not the right sort of sportsman (4-6)

22. In the fashion as high-born dandy (4)

Down

2. Making arrangements for an instrument before I give voice (10)

3. Didn’t pay for the ring before getting married (4)

4. Made up for a noted mistake (6)

5. Appoint a new Minister for the Services (6)

6. Was in front after a game of cards and acted as referee (8)

7. Airman losing one plan (4)

11. Angry expressions for which solutions are needed (10)

13. Acclamation and praise in the mines (8)

16. A great number in the army I’d redeployed (6)

17. Mother and another woman will make a complaint (6)

18. One who co-operates with everybody before the end of hostility (4)

20. Round off a complete revolution (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Smear (4)

8. Unexpected (10)

9. Chaste (8)

10. Mature (4)

12. Be restless (6)

14. Tugged (6)

15. Aim (6)

17. Fanciful (6)

18. Check (4)

19. Volume (8)

21. Noisy (10)

22. Obey (4)

Down

2. Await (10)

3. Bosom (4)

4. Exertion (6)

5. Lively (6)

6. Alienate (8)

7. Leg-joint (4)

11. Forestalling (3-7)

13. Huge (8)

16. Label (6)

17. Spread out (6)

18. Wander (4)

20. Money (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Overt; 8 Lioness; 9 Candour; 10 Droop; 12 Puts on airs; 15 Derogatory; 18 Okapi; 19 Recital; 21 Trellis; 22 Ounce.

Down: 1 Touch and go; 2 Seine; 3 Otto; 4 Alarms; 5 Londoner; 6 Bedouin; 11 Past belief; 13 Ungainly; 14 Breaker; 16 Thrust; 17 Stone; 20 Clog.

QUICK

Across: 7 Stale; 8 Rebound; 9 Helpful; 10 Tiger; 12 Witchcraft; 15 Accustomed; 18 Error; 19 Toddler; 21 Tremble; 22 Mound.

Down: 1 Asphyxiate; 2 Early; 3 Deaf; 4 Frolic; 5 Obstacle; 6 Burglar; 11 Retrograde; 13 Inscribe; 14 Scarlet; 16 Outlet; 17 Flour; 20 Dump.