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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

7. A structural member at right angles to the centre-line (5)

8. Clear space to manoeuvre in ship’s cabin? (3-4)

9. Doctor should put down water shortage (7)

10. The markings of a fruity diary? (5)

12. No profit at all? Mustn’t be repeated at any time! (5,5)

15. Grieved at a change in more than one colour (10)

18. The kingdom of nature, almost (5)

19. Occidental you and I put to the back (7)

21. Obviously 150 are more than punctual ... (7)

22. ... and before idiot in teaching group (5)

Down

1. The girl had fallen but no runs were scored off it (6,4)

2. Pose a problem for a fabulous writer (5)

3. Glues things up, being too self-satisfied (4)

4. Set out twice to fly (6)

5. Poisonous plant given by worker to duck (8)

6. Sack on the spot - irregular - for delivery of mail (7)

11. Sincerity in the unmarried state? (10)

13. Eternally growing? (8)

14. Smashing wave? (7)

16. Say law is wrong every time (6)

17. Cared for wood (5)

20. Plunder for wine (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Happen (5)

8. Investigate (7)

9. Vehement (7)

10. Belief (5)

12. Stolid (10)

15. Steep bank (10)

18. Track (5)

19. Tolerant (7)

21. Forgave (7)

22. Fissure (5)

Down

1. Handy (10)

2. Player (5)

3. Impel (4)

4. Courage (6)

5. Example (8)

6. Humility (7)

11. Behead (10)

13. Safe (8)

14. Scrape (7)

16. Tune (6)

17. Gem (5)

20. Notch (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Massacres; 8 Vie; 9 Social scale; 11 Resolve; 12 Lobby; 13 Guitar; 15 Twelve; 17 Tiger; 18 Cabinet; 20 Orderliness; 22 Cut; 23 Easy-going.

Down: 2 Ado; 3 Avail; 4 Rested; 5 Swallow; 6 Overbalance; 7 Repayment; 10 Casting vote; 11 Right back; 14 Abridge; 16 Scores; 19 Bring; 21 Sin.

QUICK

Across: 1 Sumptuous; 8 Sum; 9 Meritorious; 11 Dimness; 12 Licit; 13 Strain; 15 In vain; 17 Erect; 18 Restive; 20 Equivalence; 22 Ass; 23 Extremity.

Down: 2 Use; 3 Title; 4 Onrush; 5 Swollen; 6 Association; 7 Impotence; 10 Remorseless; 11 Dispersal; 14 Intrude; 16 Cravat; 19 Solve; 21 Cut.