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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. To gain rule overturn the law (10)

7. Right to leave Mrs Gandhi in her country (5)

8. United Nations normal procedure is strange (7)

10. Poorly Grace gets fresh air in the vehicle (8)

11. Cheeky, i.e. a bit impertinent (4)

13. Listen again; there’s no noise (6)

15. A superior gambler (6)

17. A short distance from Winchester (4)

18. Busy insect, too, right about vegetable (8)

21. Not one is found struggling in there (7)

22. “Get the drinks in!” (5)

23. All great compositions can be seen at the railway exhibition centre (3,7)

Down

1. Jockey on contract (5)

2. Inclination for treading wildly ... (8)

3. ... on glue spilt in the living room (6)

4. Trip to a hill, say (4)

5. Leon put out by revealing he’s wealthy (7)

6. Debate when the throwing event is back on (10)

9. Illuminated the time of true revolutionary writing (10)

12. Spanned the greatest street, we hear (8)

14. More fortunate like R.U.C. characters (7)

16. Liquid toper consumed before lunch began (6)

19. Strangely, older democracies don’t like young leaders (5)

20. Engine’s sound some find much uglier (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Waste (10)

7. External (5)

8. Hit (7)

10. Normal (8)

11. Stop (4)

13. Far off (6)

15. Happened (6)

17. Otherwise (4)

18. Bob (8)

21. Scrap (7)

22. Start (5)

23. Previous (10)

Down

1. Old-fashioned (5)

2. Calm (8)

3. Sheen (6)

4. Diplomacy (4)

5. Function (7)

6. White (10)

9. Colony (10)

12. Legible (8)

14. Errand (7)

16. Condition (6)

19. Lamp (5)

20. Church recess (4)

Friday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Propagate; 8 Digs; 9 Hastening; 10 Inroad; 11 Nomad; 14 Sight; 15 Lean; 16 India; 18 Oath; 20 Spill; 21 Eager; 24 Select; 25 Out-and-out; 26 Veto; 27 Doctorate.

Down: 1 Admission; 2 Aggregate; 4 Read; 5 Patio; 6 Genial; 7 Tend; 9 Haiti; 11 Nadir; 12 Delivered; 13 Inflation; 17 Asset; 19 Havant; 22 Elder; 23 Hugo; 24 Suit.

QUICK

Across: 3 Challenge; 8 Rout; 9 Prosecute; 10 Nature; 11 Brief; 14 Index; 15 Wing; 16 Young; 18 Leaf; 20 Utter; 21 Naive; 24 Alcove; 25 Willingly; 26 Sane; 27 Economise.

Down: 1 Principle; 2 Custodian; 4 Hire; 5 Laser; 6 Eschew; 7 Gate; 9 Proxy; 11 Brute; 12 Fictional; 13 Aggrieved; 17 Gully; 19 Fallen; 22 Venom; 23 Disc; 24 Alms.