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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. Kind of bridge to knock down (7)

7. Most disturbed about the opening of educational books (5)

9. Material produced from underground on return (5)

10. Incompetent but famous (7)

12. Using a filter again for checking (11)

14. Fourth part of the ship? (7-4)

18. Indications of promotion for dissolute priests (7)

19. Gets through the tidal waves (5)

21. Showing lack of experience in one part of the course (5)

22. Authorise general circulation free! (7)

Down

1. Uncontaminated eastern fruit concentrate (5)

2. Don’t work to find oil (6)

3 And 20 Down. Poetry provides the lad with clear profit (6)

4. Portuguese in a different territory (6)

5. Refuse to become senile (7)

8. Not away from a sign directing hospital visitors (7)

11. More inclined to be one who soaks (7)

13. The leader of the mine-workers speaks - almost inaudibly (7)

15. Exerted control and ruled, we hear (6)

16. About the end of the game, the mob shouted triumphantly (6)

17. The French tree having a dog attached to it! (5)

20. See 3 Down

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Alms (7)

7. Trite (5)

9. Meditate (5)

10. Confiscate (7)

12. Respectful (11)

14. Implication (11)

18. Twist (7)

19. Splendour (5)

21. Cram (5)

22. Acrid (7)

Down

1. Evade (5)

2. Rut (6)

3. Pig-pen (3)

4. Frolic (6)

5. Deny (7)

8. Pardon (7)

11. Sermon (7)

13. Community (7)

15. Inform (6)

16. Force (6)

17. Incorrect (5)

20. Place (3)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Malefactor; 7 Allow; 8 Conceal; 10 Sinfully; 11 Fans; 13 Grafts; 15 Pastor; 17 Tory; 18 Rag-dolls; 21 Dinners; 22 Never; 23 Heart’s-ease.

Down: 1 Milan; 2 Lawsuits; 3 Facile; 4 Cans; 5 Overact; 6 Far-sighted; 9 Last resort; 12 Gardenia; 14 Arrange; 16 Passes; 19 Levee; 20 Beer.

QUICK

Across: 1 Manuscript; 7 Ounce; 8 Roister; 10 Simplify; 11 Whim; 13 Impose; 15 Search; 17 Norm; 18 Narcotic; 21 Epithet; 22 April; 23 Coherently.

Down: 1 Minim; 2 Needless; 3 Strife; 4 Raid; 5 Pitcher; 6 Conscience; 9 Ramshackle; 12 Penchant; 14 Portico; 16 Cattle; 19 Tardy; 20 Shoe.