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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. Climate touches directors offering measure to keep out rain (7-5)

7. Chair from the Andes (5)

8. No insertion in 10 goes with mortise (5)

9. A long time in the rain (3)

10. Shut down in printing works for the latest news (4,5)

11. The place for British capitalists? (6)

12. Madden with amendment to claim (6)

15. Paint ingredient needed at start of game of chess (5,4)

17. 50 I had used to provide cover (3)

18. Troubled as any African lake can be, before a change of name (5)

19. A role on the side? (5)

21. Instructions for opening later for exclusive ministry? (6,6)

Down

1. Widely strewn blower (8,4)

2. Letter I had briefly concealed (3)

3. Haphazard South African currency doctor put up (6)

4. Proud seat unfolded (9)

5. The scope of a veteran generally (5)

6. Quality of unilateral form (3-9)

7. Whirl round article in the country (5)

10. Be excessively cautious when putting single warhead in compartment (9)

13. Apportion everything to be given up (5)

14. Compensate for broken drawer (6)

16. I storm, being angry (5)

20. Over which the melody floats? (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Greenness (12)

7. Denude (5)

8. Pretend (5)

9. Spoil (3)

10. Partner (9)

11. Tempt (6)

12. Banish (6)

15. Get rid of (9)

17. Mat (3)

18. Shut (5)

19. Track (5)

21. Darkly (12)

Down

1. Inability (12)

2. Equality (3)

3. Rest (6)

4. Successful (9)

5. Porcelain (5)

6. Comprehensibly (12)

7. Brace (5)

10. Designer (9)

13. Danger (5)

14. Hesitate (6)

16. Sarcasm (5)

20. Fuss (3)

Thursday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 4 Warlock; 8 Enlist; 9 Usurped; 10 Leader; 11 Shanty; 12 Near miss; 18 Tenement; 20 Enough; 21 Impart; 22 Adverbs; 23 Ingest; 24 Assuage.

Down: 1 Decline; 2 Almanac; 3 Esteem; 5 Assassin; 6 Lariat; 7 Create; 13 In the bag; 14 Delayed; 15 Statute; 16 Anodes; 17 Bureau; 19 Ermine.

QUICK - Across: 4 Massive; 8 Annual; 9 Affable; 10 Grouch; 11 Untrue; 12 Resolute; 18 Retrieve; 20 Gemini; 21 Rabies; 22 Refrain; 23 Bother; 24 Message.

Down: 1 Haggard; 2 Endorse; 3 Rascal; 5 Affluent; 6 Shanty; 7 Valour; 13 Uprising; 14 Delight; 15 Dessert; 16 Recede; 17 Cirrus; 19 Reason.