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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

4. A noble estate (7)

8. He gives people his address (6)

9. Bob could be English (7)

10. Stone upturned by small animals (6)

11. Disturbed in so rude a fashion (6)

12. Building material for many on a Mediterranean isle (8)

18. He’s certainly not hopeless (8)

20. At holiday time it may be busy or in repose (6)

21. It’s erected for the reception (6)

22. Disturbance in court, perhaps (7)

23. A sorry state, but showing promise (6)

24. Writer has a pen catalogue (7)

Down

1. Anything but widespread agreement (7)

2. Clothing grant that’s new, put me in for it (7)

3. Agree to study a dog (6)

5. Any one of the following (8)

6. Washing-day queue (4,2)

7. Boring chaps perhaps, but they keep us going (6)

13. Time soon modifies feelings (8)

14. Six rulers from Scandinavia (7)

15. The tale about a sportsman (7)

16. Consequence of reforming Ulster (6)

17. Left a number at the gate (6)

19. Eccentric ladies highly thought of (6)

Quick puzzle

Across

4. Reject (7)

8. Hydrophobia (6)

9. Joyous (7)

10. Teased (6)

11. Sick (6)

12. Compress (8)

18. Energy (8)

20. Exempt (6)

21. Poll (6)

22. Haggle (7)

23. Improved (6)

24. Law (7)

Down

1. Scowl (7)

2. Decamp (7)

3. Ebb (6)

5. Unskilled (8)

6. Thread (6)

7. Abuse (6)

13. Writer (8)

14. Infringe (7)

15. Enigma (7)

16. Collision (6)

17. Lump of gold (6)

19. Arouse (6)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Ballet dance; 9 Eel; 10 Contralto; 11 Units; 13 Liaison; 14 Cutest; 16 Sea-bed; 18 Tornado; 19 Tarts; 20 Treadmill; 21 Emu; 22 Keep counsel. Down: 2 All; 3 Locks; 4 Tangle; 5 Acreage; 6 Cold sober; 7 Resuscitate; 8 Joined issue; 12 Intercede; 15 Stand up; 17 Domino; 19 Talon; 21 Ere.

QUICK

Across: 1 Infanticide; 9 New; 10 Foretaste; 11 Annex; 13 Stopgap; 14 Cogent; 16 Repair; 18 Retract; 19 Fleet; 20 Traveller; 21 All; 22 Destination. Down: 2 Now; 3 Affix; 4 Thrash; 5 Cathode; 6 Designate; 7 Incarcerate; 8 Desperately; 12 Negotiate; 15 Nearest; 17 Stolen; 19 First; 21 Ado.