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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. At a pinch it may be used as a sedative (5)

4. Exercise supervision in place of a bishop (7)

8. Attached to a refined redhead (7)

9. Silly girl that is going out (5)

10. Real sort of nobleman (4)

11. Tie up an order for speedy production (4,4)

13. Plans to give mother an additional item (4)

14. Performs after John (4)

16. Place set aside for development (4,4)

17. Mineral used in ancient alchemy (4)

20. Moving a little way in the air (5)

21. After the wine I join the company in the porch (7)

22. Henry and I only fish (7)

23. Separate interval (5)

Down

1. Made fearfully late? (6,2,5)

2. He introduces us to the girl (5)

3. Document studied by racing enthusiasts (4)

4. Ancient words of wisdom from Oswald (3-3)

5. It’s presented at court (8)

6. Barsac’s upset by insects (7)

7. It gives current time (8,5)

12. Joint description of Eve’s origin (5,3)

13. Master takes female, over fifty, in marriage (7)

15. Father has a favourite term of endearment (6)

18. Quick to catch five in a falsehood (5)

19. Hold fast (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Tine (5)

4. Struggle (7)

8. Get back (7)

9. Devout (5)

10. Peer (4)

11. Public tumult (8)

13. Cook (4)

14. Tribe (4)

16. Magician (8)

17. Speed (4)

20. Depart (5)

21. Attending (7)

22. Suite (7)

23. Sedate (5)

Down

1. Vertical (13)

2. Happen (5)

3. Donate (4)4. Bend (6)

5. Wedding (8)

6. Feeling (7)

7. Impartial (13)

12. Sky-blue (8)

13. Touch (7)

15. Join (6)

18. Ring (5)

19. Sediment (4)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 3 Sentiment; 8 Eton; 9 Master key; 10 Anthem; 11 Level; 14 Train; 15 Dine; 16 Tight; 18 Note; 20 Orbit; 21 Exact; 24 Dealer; 25 Take cover; 26 Stir; 27 Better off. Down: 1 Departing; 2 Post-haste; 4 Edam; 5 Title; 6 Marked; 7 Need; 9 Meant; 11 Light; 12 Liability; 13 Lecturers; 17 Tower; 19 Expert; 22 Choir; 23 Lake; 24 Deaf.

QUICK

Across: 3 Spineless; 8 Elan; 9 Bamboozle; 10 Return; 11 Sever; 14 Split; 15 Neat; 16 Heath; 18 Mass; 20 Alarm; 21 Stuff; 24 Detail; 25 Expiation; 26 Slit; 27 Defendant. Down: 1 Wearisome; 2 Tasteless; 4 Plan; 5 Noble; 6 Loosen; 7 Sell; 9 Broth; 11 Staff; 12 Reparable; 13 Stimulate; 17 Haven; 19 Strife; 22 Fated; 23 Axle; 24 Down.