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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. This entertainment has its points (6,5)

9. Reels the ends off fish (3)

10. She’s used to getting low scores (9)

11. Can turn into American fighting formations (5)

13. I possibly sail around on an intrigue (7)

14. It’s most attractive in America! (6)

16. Where to find a sheet anchor? (3-3)

18. Ran round in the commotion caused by the storm (7)

19. Start making pastries (5)

20. Boring routine that may be exhibited by a drill team (9)

21. It cannot fly in the murky gloom (3)

22. Retain a barrister on the quiet (4,7)

Down

2. The sum Capone left (3)

3. They fasten hair (5)

4. New agent holds fifty in confusion (6)

5. A measure of space and time (7)

6. Not having had any hot drinks (4,5)

7. What a revivalist may do (11)

8. Proceeded to argue like Siamese Twins (6,5)

12. Come between people (9)

15. Peremptory demand for a rise (5,2)

17. A dotty thing to play with (6)

19. A claw that can pick up a pound in weight (5)

21. It’s earlier, either way (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Child killing (11)

9. Novel (3)

10. Anticipation (9)

11. Subjoin (5)

13. Temporary (7)

14. Convincing (6)

16. Mend (6)

18. Withdraw (7)

19. Swift (5)

20. Wayfarer (9)

21. Everyone (3)

22. Goal (11)

Down

2. The present (3)

3. Add (5)

4. Beat (6)

5. Negative electrode (7)

6. Appoint (9)

7. Imprison (11)

8. Recklessly (11)

12. Bargain (9)

15. Closest (7)

17. Purloined (6)

19. Original (5)

21. Fuss (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Roll; 3 Potholer; 9 Play-act; 10 Argue; 11 Constriction; 13 Tender; 15 Rocket; 17 Instrumental; 20 Tulle; 21 Surfeit; 22 Hesitate; 23 Hero. Down: 1 Rapacity; 2 Learn; 4 Outfit; 5 Heart-to-heart; 6 Logbook; 7 Reel; 8 Maltreatment; 12 Stiletto; 14 Nonplus; 16 Outset; 18 Theme; 19 Utah.

QUICK

Across: 1 Ploy; 3 Argument; 9 Overall; 10 Deter; 11 Preposterous; 13 Comely; 15 Crater; 17 Contraptions; 20 Prize; 21 Purloin; 22 Register; 23 True. Down: 1 Prospect; 2 Obese; 4 Relate; 5 Underwriters; 6 Entrust; 7 Tyro; 8 Man of letters; 12 Presence; 14 Mooring; 16 Sample; 18 Odour; 19 Spur.