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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. Flee about the present time from hazardous adventure (8)

5. Diana comes in at an entrance of mine (4)

9, 19 Across And 20 Across. Reach the point of not being handicapped and fulfil obligations (4,2,2,7)

10. Reckon teatime’s been altered (8)

11. Certificate too short for the text of the play (5)

12. What entrants use protected from the elements (7)

13 And 8 Down. Not taking the lead in bowing (7,6,6)

18. Supplementary writing that may have to be cut out in the theatre (8)

19. See 9 Across

20. See 9 Across

21. A place to display fashions of course (5)

22. Through which the river flows in tidal effusion (4)

23. Conceptual catalogue for one who aims at perfection (8)

Down

2. Being austerely impassive is missing from Socialist shake-up (7)

3. A pleasing feature could change anytime (7)

4. Made out as being illustrious (13)

6. A devil of a game? (7)

7. Locked the pudding up (7)

8. See 13 Across.

13. The padre is unusually commended (7)

14. It’s assumed to be a paper rewritten by a learner (7)

15. Carry out a light task (6)

16. Advocate advice (7)

17. They convey ideas of negative charged particles (7)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Outlook (8)

5. Retain (4)

9. Release (4)

10. Cut (8)

11. Hard (5)

12. Rowdy (7)

13. Superiority (13)

18. Hearing (8)

19. Rotate (4)

20. Underwater missile (7)

21. Content (5)

22. Discourteous (4)

23. Pipe (8)

Down

2. Bitterness (7)

3. Temporary (7)

4. Conflicting (13)

6. Issue (7)

7. Punishment (7)

8. Steal (6)

13. Plate (7)

14. Lasted (7)

15. Heeded (6)

16. Refrain (7)

17. Maim (7)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Studio; 4 Canons; 9 Accelerometer; 10 Run-down; 11 Niece; 12 Minor; 14 Broth; 18 Alias; 19 Riviera; 21 Hundredweight; 22 Delves; 23 Esther. Down: 1 Stairs; 2 Unconditional; 3 Igloo; 5 Almoner; 6 On the strength; 7 Server; 8 Front; 13 Observe; 15 Cashed; 16 Trade; 17 Waiter; 20 Views.

QUICK - Across: 1 Squall; 4 Paused; 9 Accident-prone; 10 Congeal; 11 Rotor; 12 Scope; 14 Plump; 18 Thorn; 19 Absence; 21 Distinguished; 22 Oxygen; 23 People.

Down: 1 Snatch; 2 Unconsciously; 3 Lodge; 5 Apparel; 6 Sportsmanship; 7 Dreary; 8 Angle; 13 Pensive; 15 Studio; 16 Cargo; 17 Meddle; 20 Spire. Down: 1 Snatch; 2 Unconsciously; 3 Lodge; 5 Apparel; 6 Sportsmanship; 7 Dreary; 8 Angle; 13 Pensive; 15 Studio; 16 Cargo; 17 Meddle; 20 Spire.