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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. Register on the bread-line (4)

3. Underground traveller? (8)

9. Pretend to be on stage (4-3)

10. Advance reasons for some near guesses (5)

11. Tightness somehow not on critics (12)

13. Affectionate offer (6)

15. The earliest weapon of the railways? (6)

17. Helpful in noted productions, perhaps (12)

20. Back in a cell, utterly reject fine material (5)

21. Might suit ref, to be a glutton! (7)

22. Pause as the tea is made (8)

23. Popular male gives girl ring (4)

Down

1. Knock a big town for its greediness (8)

2. Discover how to get paid a pound? (5)

4. Suitable clothing for leaving hospital (6)

5. Following suit in intimacy? (5-2-5)

6. Registration document for a lumberjack (7)

7. Film that might stagger (4)

8. Bad handling of disordered mental matter (12)

12. Test toil needed to produce dagger (8)

14. Baffle - it’s not to be added, apparently (7)

16. Not an in-group from the beginning (6)

18. Subject of article written by myself (5)

19. State of drought throughout a hot summer (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Manoeuvre (4)

3. Debate (8)

9. Inclusive (7)

10. Put off (5)

11. Absurd (12)

13. Handsome (6)

15. Cavity (6)

17. Mechanisms (12)

20. Trophy (5)

21. Filch (7)

22. Record (8)

23. Accurate (4)

Down

1. Outlook (8)

2. Fat (5)

4. Tell (6)

5. Insurers (12)

6. Confide (7)

7. Beginner (4)

8. Scholar (3,2,7)

12. Demeanour (8)

14. Berth (7)

16. Specimen (6)

18. Smell (5)

19. Goad (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Prophet; 7 Stout; 9 Plain; 10 Love-all; 12 Under orders; 14 Very well off; 18 Managed; 19 Begin; 21 Still; 22 Reserve. Down: 1 Drill; 2 Option; 3 Red; 4 Attend; 5 Cutlery; 8 Monocle; 11 Revered; 13 Penalty; 15 Yearly; 16 Feeler; 17 Sieve; 20 Let.

QUICK

Across: 6 Partial; 7 Vague; 9 Bluff; 10 Impulse; 12 Penultimate; 14 Prohibitive; 18 Current; 19 Score; 21 Quiet; 22 Uncover. Down: 1 Vault; 2 Stifle; 3 Gap; 4 Vacuum; 5 Pulsate; 8 Imitate; 11 Husband; 13 Arduous; 15 Harden; 16 Victor; 17 Grief; 20 Inn.