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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. Pitch of the roof? (7)

7. Drinking place not far from home (5)

9. He’s rewritten a Haggard novel (3)

10. Billy took forty winks - that’s novel (9)

12. He has no power to go over people’s heads, but does (6,5)

15. A student or teacher may do so (4,7)

17. Understanding lot of people? (9)

19. One for the expert (3)

21. What we hope to make after joining the party? (5)

22. The last thing one who does dirty work ought to assume (7)

Down

1. Drunk in snug (5)

2. Haul up the fishing line (3)

3. Jewish priest of evil disposition (4)

4. Consenting to adjust a complaint (9)

5. Be fond of and look after (4,3)

8. Entangles wool and expresses displeasure (6)

11. Neither here nor there (9)

13. Dismal doctor takes a year off (6)

14. Nude in unusual act - it’s an intimate show (7)

16. Alec’s fresh mount (5)

18. Welshman uplifted in the church (4)

20. Nothing to do with what miners go after (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

6. Dispute (7)

7. Risk (5)

9. Bight (3)

10. Real (9)

12. Contest (11)

15. Thoughtful (11)

17. Imposter (9)

19. Sick (3)

21. Light meal (5)

22. Unlawful (7)

Down

1. Deadly (5)

2. Finish (3)

3. Bewilder (4)

4. Ravage (9)

5. Spoilsport (7)

8. Rubbish (6)

11. Compress (9)

13. Hawker (6)

14. Zero (7)

16. Drift (5)

18. Competent (4)

20. Damp (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 7 Safety-matches; 8 Ornately; 9 Riot; 10 Acetic; 12 Orbits; 14 Palace; 16 Debtor; 18 Acer; 20 Rotation; 22 Pressure gauge.

Down: 1 Patricia; 2 Repast; 3 Byre; 4 Babyhood; 5 Scarab; 6 Reno; 11 Clear-cut; 13 Thorough; 15 Arrest; 17 Batman; 19 Curt; 21 Tied.

QUICK - Across: 7 Consternation; 8 Pedigree; 9 Lurk; 10 Offend; 12 Vanish; 14 Always; 16 Loving; 18 Flat; 20 Resonate; 22 Contradiction.

Down: 1 Powerful; 2 Aspire; 3 Year; 4 Interval; 5 Stolen; 6 Sour; 11 Disarray; 13 Sanction; 15 Astute; 17 Vanity; 19 Look; 21 Soil.