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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. Assured of being admitted to the church (9)

8. See 11 Across

9. The sort of hard look that comes from one with spectacles? (6,5)

11 And 8 Across. Trying to get a lot (6,1,3)

12. To behave like a glutton will produce a deep rift (5)

13. Large groups of birds round the top of the dove-cote (6)

15. Says tastes differ (6)

17. A well-watered spot - because of the broken tiles? (5)

18. It’s dreadful being at home in ruined house (7)

20. How certain people are convinced! (11)

22. To give way under pressure is not quite wise (3)

23. Those who express the thoughts of the wheelwrights? (9)

Down

2. One may be seen from the window-ledge (3)

3. Ben is confused by the playwright (5)

4. His map is spoiled by an accident (6)

5. A dose of medicine for a man on the board (7)

6. Unusually bare food allocations will produce mental lapses (11)

7. Turns one’s attention to present-day clothing (9)

10. Intimate receipt of information attached to the account (11)

11. Sewer working automatically (9)

14. Circuitous ways of French excursions (7)

16. Got the native quarter destroyed (6)

19. She appears in a sapphire necklace (5)

21. Fish going back for shelter (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Massacre (9)

8. Vehicle (3)

9. Trustworthy (11)

11. See (7)

12. Drone (5)

13. Kine (6)

15. Pure (6)

17. Collier (5)

18. Visualise (7)

20. Nervy (11)

22. French coin (3)

23. Virago (9)

Down

2. Untruth (3)

3. Orb (5)

4. Tuft (6)

5. Refuse (7)

6. Eternal (11)

7. Mediate (9)

10. Impulsive (11)

11. Rot (9)

14. Biggest (7)

16. Spectator (6)

19. Fragrance (5)

21. Fowl (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 7 Hearer; 8 Boring; 10 Fall out; 11 Train; 12 Link; 13 About; 17 Seven; 18 Mate; 22 Dross; 23 Outlast; 24 Across; 25 Action.

Down: 1 Shuffle; 2 Failing; 3 Heron; 4 Contour; 5 Midas; 6 Agent; 9 Stable-boy; 14 Persist; 15 Fanatic; 16 Destiny; 19 Edgar; 20 Court; 21 Stick.

QUICK

Across: 7 Trophy; 8 Polish; 10 Publish; 11 Trick; 12 Fury; 13 Scoff; 17 Vaunt; 18 Yarn; 22 Halve; 23 Rampage; 24 Cavity; 25 Rating.

Down: 1 Stupefy; 2 Bombard; 3 Chair; 4 Fortify; 5 Vivid; 6 Choke; 9 Chicanery; 14 Majesty; 15 Paladin; 16 Inveigh; 19 Thick; 20 Slave; 21 Smear.