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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. One who receives a standard commission? (4-7)

9. Ancestry will produce a row a long time afterwards (7)

10. Bearing removed from the piston or throttle (5)

11. In the conclusion the first person is correct (5)

12. Express approval of what has been staked, one hears (7)

13. The craft of the tailor (6)

15. To enter into debate for the cause (6)

18. Special gifts of money at one time (7)

20. Entertainment to watch for a second time, we hear (5)

22. Round the world trip (5)

23. Keep on deriving vital inspiration? (7)

24. Classify the literary men for whom these are key products (11)

Down

2. Make a surgical incision with a weapon (5)

3. Nobleman ranged freely over the East (7)

4. Antagonist of mean appearance? (6)

5. Describing Greek poetry in the translation I construed (5)

6. Used to provide protection for sound receivers (3-4)

7. Difference of opinion involving the leader of the council in amendment (11)

8. I deem French game has been transformed (6,2,3)

14. Big lad standing near the dressing-table (7)

16. Intent on Eastern reformation (7)

17. Boris is disturbed about a pressure line (6)

19. During the examination it revealed a chemical (5)

21. His choice comes to light during cross-examination (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Urchin (11)

9. View (7)

10. Swim (5)

11. Smooth (5)

12. Partly cover (7)

13. Culpable (6)

15. Cream cake (6)

18. Gruesome (7)

20. Play (5)

22. Sound (5)

23. Attacker (7)

24. Cool (11)

Down

2. Join (5)

3. Ornament (7)

4. Haphazard (6)

5. Illustrious (5)

6. Knee-cap (7)

7. Delivery (11)

8. Of breathing (11)

14. Lean (7)

16. Chopper (7)

17. Annoying (6)

19. Dim (5)

21. Check accounts (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Escapade; 5 Adit; 9 Come; 10 Estimate; 11 Scrip; 12 Indoors; 13 Playing second; 18 Appendix; 19 Up to; 20 Scratch; 21 Ascot; 22 Dale; 23 Idealist.

Down: 2 Stoical; 3 Amenity; 4 Distinguished; 6 Diabolo; 7 Tressed; 8 Fiddle; 13 Praised; 14 Apparel; 15 Ignite; 16 Counsel; 17 Notions.

QUICK

Across: 1 Prospect; 5 Keep; 9 Undo; 10 Incision; 11 Tough; 12 Ruffian; 13 Preponderance; 18 Audience; 19 Spin; 20 Torpedo; 21 Happy; 22 Rude; 23 Cylinder.

Down: 2 Rancour; 3 Stopgap; 4 Contradictory; 6 Edition; 7 Penance; 8 Pilfer; 13 Platter; 14 Endured; 15 Obeyed; 16 Abstain; 17 Cripple.