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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. Family provider - surely not a loafer! (11)

9. A theologian to say more (3)

10 And 20 Across. Unmounted conveyances (9,9)

11. Picks out types (5)

13. You’ll need to ring a long time for this levy (7)

14. Gives a lift to one among the crowds (6)

16. In class I strive to lend a hand (6)

18. Used sound devices but perplexed (7)

19. Father is outside and here is a Himalayan native (5)

20. See 10 Across

21. Pass a tailless horse (3)

22. Showing no more life than a native of Mauritius (4,2,1,4)

Down

2. Stick insect turned up (3)

3. The topless anticlimax of classical mountain (5)

4. Mercury’s position will be affected by this ardour! (6)

5. Inoculation equipment will be almost unnecessary (7)

6. Part of the plan showing angular height above the horizon (9)

7. Circulate American currency, but refuse to be accountable (4,3,4)

8. Sees all tiny changes in a fundamental way (11)

12. Supply more men to exert control by compulsion (9)

15. Corresponded with everybody in restricted surroundings (7)

17. Sayings of half-dead generations (6)

19. Adopted the right attitude to be shot! (5)

21. Sea-food to be paid for when brought (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Quibble (11)

9. Untruth (3)

10. Victor (9)

11. Lowest point (5)

13. Icy (7)

14. Simply (6)

16. Conviction (6)

18. Notion (7)

19. Senior (5)

20. Story (9)

21. Fixed (3)

22. Respectful (11)

Down

2. Regret (3)

3. Parson (5)

4. Revoke (6)

5. Bravery (7)

6. Frightened (9)

7. Underhand (11)

8. Multiply (11)

12. Treatise (9)

15. Baggage (7)

17. Garb (6)

19. Build (5)

21. Ocean (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Crew; 3 Cashiers; 9 Natural; 10 Lie-in; 11 Play for money; 13 Repast; 15 Statue; 17 Civil servant; 20 Again; 21 Imagine; 22 Swelling; 23 Isis.

Down: 1 Conspire; 2 Extra; 4 Allure; 5 Hollow threat; 6 Everest; 7 Sink; 8 Professional; 12 Restless; 14 Private; 16 Assign; 18 Amiss; 19 Lass.

QUICK

Across: 1 Deft; 3 Feasible; 9 Salient; 10 Taste; 11 Schoolmaster; 13 Edible; 15 Rather; 17 Discourteous; 20 Alibi; 21 Verbose; 22 Culinary; 23 Grit.

Down: 1 Desisted; 2 Filch; 4 Entomb; 5 Satisfactory; 6 Beseech; 7 Ever; 8 Recollection; 12 Prospect; 14 Initial; 16 Quiver; 18 Odour; 19 Talc.