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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. They should present no danger to the strikers (6-7)

8. Not early, maybe, but in the Decorated Style (8)

9. Nonsense written about one insurrection (4)

10. Bitter individual who doesn’t socialise, we hear (6)

12. Heavenly paths leading to a reconstructed bistro (6)

14. Father gets fine material for a superb building (6)

16. He’s unlikely to enjoy being in an outstanding position (6)

18. One spot near the top of the road for the tree (4)

20. Revolution is not a riot in disorder (8)

22. Barometer used at times of inflation? (8,5)

Down

1. At Capri I upset the girl (8)

2. Quite a lot to digest about what has gone before (6)

3. Sounds like one who pays the price for a farm building (4)

4. Top cover in infancy (8)

5. Beetle to leave a mark on the sailor (6)

6. U.S. city in Grenoble (4)

11. Uncomplicated laceration is sharply outlined (5-3)

13. Painstaking although crude (8)

15. Stop fluctuation in rates about the end of the year (6)

17. Private servant? (6)

19. Snappy dog with a bit of a tail (4)

21. Edward holds one in bonds (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Dismay (13)

8. Ancestry (8)

9. Skulk (4)

10. Insult (6)

12. Disappear (6)

14. Forever (6)

16. Affectionate (6)

18. Smooth (4)

20. Vibrate (8)

22. Paradox (13)

Down

1. Mighty (8)

2. Desire earnestly (6)

3. Period of time (4)

4. Break (8)

5. Purloined (6)

6. Bitter (4)

11. Confusion (8)

13. Endorse (8)

15. Shrewd (6)

17. Pride (6)

19. Appearance (4)

21. Dirty (4)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Dawn; 8 Extra cover; 9 At no time; 10 Tony; 12 Kettle; 14 Seesaw; 15 Paunch; 17 Singly; 18 Feed; 19 In a swoon; 21 Man and wife; 22 Norm.

Down: 2 All the same; 3 Nero; 4 Strife; 5 Wagers; 6 Southern; 7 Army; 11 Nearly over; 13 Tone deaf; 16 Hair-do; 17 Stalin; 18 Fame; 20 When.

QUICK

Across: 1 Pier; 8 Immaculate; 9 Disgrace; 10 Unit; 12 Street; 14 Modify; 15 Gentle; 17 Shrill; 18 Stun; 19 Proclaim; 21 Adolescent; 22 Even.

Down: 2 Indictment; 3 Ring; 4 Impact; 5 Scream; 6 Flounder; 7 Zest; 11 Infallible; 13 Entangle; 16 Expose; 17 Shovel; 18 Sham; 20 Late.