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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. Come to a mean conclusion (7,3)

7. Sporting angle? (5)

8. Hated having to transfer the load (7)

10. Instrument of the law (8)

11. A real eyesore (4)

13. A column I will condense into a short paragraph (6)

15. Things look different after dark (6)

17. They’re not excavated but dug only for fun (4)

18. Test said to produce antipathy (8)

21. Extend a term of imprisonment (7)

22. They resort to debauchery and rouse agitation (5)

23. Fail to honour the commitments of one’s class? (4,6)

Down

1. Room at the top (5)

2. Late rising around here - that’s heavenly! (8)

3. Fighting together and all about to die (6)

4. Made up the fare from Holland (4)

5. Remove all traces (7)

6. Uncast replacements? (5,5)

9. It should prevent a woman getting into bad habits (5,5)

12. Falls for queen (8)

14. Generous provision for Braille (7)

16. Writhe about and shrivel up (6)

19. Side-track to avoid the start of trouble (5)

20. Postpone a visit (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Amphibious vehicle (10)

7. Pretend (5)

8. Swell (7)

10. Fully (8)

11. Omit (4)

13. Rouse (6)

15. Peril (6)

17. Adjoin (4)

18. Sever (8)

21. Letter (7)

22. Snarl (5)

23. Betrothal (10)

Down

1. Lift (5)

2. Revere (8)

3. Sieve (6)

4. File (4)

5. Emotion (7)

6. Womanish (10)

9. Confused (10)

12. Declaim (8)

14. Wariness (7)

16. Ebb (6)

19. Concerning (5)

20. Volcano (4)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Shower; 4 Banger; 9 Nothing to go on; 10 Reflect; 11 Heave; 12 Bride; 14 Grate; 18 Rocks; 19 Obverse; 21 Private income; 22 Reeled; 23 Planet.

Down: 1 Senora; 2 Out of practice; 3 Elite; 5 Another; 6 Good afternoon; 7 Runner; 8 Agate; 13 Disease; 15 Draper; 16 Boxer; 17 Defect; 20 Venal.

QUICK

Across: 1 Result; 4 Artist; 9 Chronological; 10 Dungeon; 11 Mince; 12 Bumpy; 14 Inept; 18 Trait; 19 Article; 21 Neighbourhood; 22 Hungry; 23 Chased.

Down: 1 Recede; 2 Strangulation; 3 Lunge; 5 Regimen; 6 Inconspicuous; 7 Taller; 8 Sling; 13 Pitcher; 15 Stench; 16 Major; 17 Mended; 20 Torch.