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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. In for a long speech test (4)

8. It’s not odd to be still more insensitive! (4,6)

9. Scolding the first of the rogues in a thrashing (8)

10. Space available for Othello’s return (4)

12. He aims to shoot the bolt home (6)

14. French region drawn to a different scale? (6)

15. It may be prescribed to shorten a scientific subject (6)

17. Dares to confront Red Indians (6)

18. I’d turned back in at the opening (4)

19. A priest is upset about a sponger (8)

21. Not moving the notepaper, one hears (10)

22. Language used in longer sentences (4)

Down

2. Frisked again and tried to discover something new (10)

3. Guided by a maiden wooed by Zeus (4)

4. Older foreign title, we hear (6)

5. Disturbance in game - this may take some solving (6)

6. Before noon Boris mixed up a heavenly food (8)

7. Play without a drink (4)

11. Cart-horses would completely disrupt groups of players (10)

13. Show uncertainty and dislike about modified site (8)

16. One who apprehends a captain with the gold (6)

17. Mine host employs him to exclude a fellow ... (6)

18. ... and some of the local soldiery (4)

20. One of the farm buildings, we hear, will make an eyesore! (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Tidy (4)

8. Insufficiency (10)

9. Drive out (8)

10. Stride (4)

12. Peril (6)

14. Stable (6)

15. Cloth (6)

17. Fold (6)

18. Gala (4)

19. Tough (8)

21. Criminal (10)

22. Sandhill (4)

Down

2. Enliven (10)

3. Cultivate (4)

4. Pantry (6)

5. Niche (6)

6. Sweet (5-3)

7. Variety (4)

11. Walker (10)

13. Horticulturist (8)

16. Neck-band (6)

17. Artful (6)

18. Renown (4)

20. Unyielding (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 7 Rabbi; 8 Pauline; 9 Scuttle; 10 Tidal; 12 Spirit-lamp; 15 Treble clef; 18 Sited; 19 Arrayed; 21 Grounds; 22 Preen.

Down: 1 Prospectus; 2 About; 3 Diet; 4 Appear; 5 Subtitle; 6 Misdeal; 11 Lip-reading; 13 Paladins; 14 Neutron; 16 Chaise; 17 Hymen; 20 Raps

QUICK - Across: 7 Cause; 8 Torrent; 9 Undergo; 10 Grind; 12 Directions; 15 Nonchalant; 18 Error; 19 Succeed; 21 Trainer; 22 Ocean.

Down: 1 Occurrence; 2 Guide; 3 Seer; 4 Stroke; 5 Frighten; 6 Venison; 11 Despondent; 13 Inherent; 14 Entreat; 16 Lustre; 17 Deter; 20 Cook.