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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. Drawing-room in Broadcasting House (6)

4. See 12 Across.

9. It’s designed to measure any increase in the rates (13)

10. Describing the victim of a road accident in poor health (3-4)

11. One of the family in nineteen, we hear (5)

12 And 4 Across. They don’t sound like the big guns of the church (5,6)

14. Nourishing food made by the monk without any hesitation (5)

18. In the trial I assumed a different name (5)

19. Holiday area where I arrive in disarray (7)

21. It’s twelve pounds more than its name implies (13)

22. Does the spadework with five hundred little people (6)

23. In the Scriptures, the righteous female (6)

Down

1. They are stepped up in flights (6)

2. Lacking any provisions (13)

3. Habitation that gives one endless obscurity (5)

5. Social worker making normal arrangement about the first of the emoluments (7)

6. Militarily speaking, one who’s part of the establishment will be (2,3,8)

7. Tennis-player who officiates in church (6)

8. The promenade is the scene of hostilities (5)

13. Notice which is extraordinarily verbose (7)

15. Realised the bounder is embracing the girl (6)

16. Buy and sell a craft (5)

17. One in the queue who provides the fare required (6)

20. Wives will show differing opinions (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Gust (6)

4. Hesitated (6)

9. Liable to mishaps (8-5)

10. Coagulate (7)

11. Helicopter blade (5)

12. Range (5)

14. Chubby (5)

18. Prickle (5)

19. Lack (7)

21. Eminent (13)

22. Gas (6)

23. Folk (6)

Down

1. Grab (6)

2. Unknowingly (13)

3. Deposit (5)

5. Raiment (7)

6. Fair play (13)

7. Drab (6)

8. Corner (5)

13. Thoughtful (7)

15. Atelier (6)

16. Freight (5)

17. Interfere (6)

20. Steeple (5)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 7 Closing speech; 8 Probable; 9 Owns; 10 Rubens; 12 Bigamy; 14 Odds-on; 16 Expert; 18 Eden; 20 Hyacinth; 22 Free admission.

Down: 1 All-round; 2 Usable; 3 Snub; 4 Assemble; 5 Belong; 6 Icon; 11 Sunshade; 13 Marathon; 15 Singer; 17 Priest; 19 Dare; 21 Axis.

QUICK - Across: 7 Expropriation; 8 Prisoner; 9 Eyed; 10 Kidnap; 12 Inside; 14 Render; 16 Gossip; 18 Fret; 20 Lacerate; 22 Inquisitively.

Down: 1 Exercise; 2 Arisen; 3 Span; 4 Piercing; 5 Stress; 6 Pole; 11 Paralyse; 13 Daintily; 15 Detour; 17 Strive; 19 Rung; 21 Cite.