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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

6. A grave ceremony (7)

7. Set great store by (5)

9. A gesture one doesn’t care to make (5)

10. Staying in accommodation (7)

12. Show what discontented groups do (11)

14. Mistakes one cannot make twice (5,6)

18. Retired train-bearer? (7)

19. Religious retreat for sailor and Turk (5)

21. A poem that could shock? (5)

22. Sort of clip found at the end of a lead (7)

Down

1. Have a duty, even if it might be tough? (5)

2. Don’t accept that it should be thrown away (6)

3. Left with a thousand to beat (3)

4. He makes a false impression (6)

5. Stone in great pieces (7)

8. Study variety in a partner (7)

11. Anticipate charge for concealing minerals (7)

13. This posting means trouble in China (7)

15. Things to be done in company (6)

16. Tease lad about being coarse (6)

17. Devil doctor in his study (5)

20. She is in order (3

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Endanger (7)

7. Conscious (5)

9. Repeated (5)

10. Vocation (7)

12. Genuinely (11)

14. Quarrel (11)

18. Unite (7)

19. Journal (5)

21. Carouse (5)

22. Stupid (7)

Down

1. Picture (5)

2. Area (6)

3. Excavate (3)

4. Dozen (6)

5. Dispute (7)

8. Disobedient (7)

11. Ancestry (7)

13. Everywhere (3,4)

15. Symbol (6)

16. Hateful (6)

17. Deception (5)

20. Cheerful (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Regulation; 7 India; 8 Unusual; 10 Carriage; 11 Pert; 13 Silent; 15 Better; 17 Inch; 18 Beetroot; 21 Neither; 22 Order; 23 Art gallery.

Down: 1 Rider; 2 Gradient; 3 Lounge; 4 Tour; 5 Opulent; 6 Discussion; 9 Literature; 12 Bestrode; 14 Luckier; 16 Petrol; 19 Oddly; 20 Chug.

QUICK

Across: 1 Desolation; 7 Outer; 8 Success; 10 Ordinary; 11 Halt; 13 Remote; 15 Befell; 17 Else; 18 Pendulum; 21 Snippet; 22 Begin; 23 Antecedent.

Down: 1 Dated; 2 Serenity; 3 Lustre; 4 Tact; 5 Operate; 6 Colourless; 9 Settlement; 12 Readable; 14 Mission; 16 Fettle; 19 Light; 20 Apse.