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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 which documents for unusual court hearing are carried? (7,4)

9. Confine writer (3)

10. Bears arms to disconcert (9)

11. Correct side? (5)

13. Company in sudden rush to oppress (7)

14. Coaches for transport (6)

16. Unbroken as far as diplomacy is concerned (6)

18. Apparently she has been in service for a long time without marrying (3,4)

19. 100 have a breather at the top (5)

20. Formerly simultaneously (2,3,4)

21. Bird call means nothing to company (3)

22. As used by quarrelling cooks? (6,5)

Down

2. Make tamer tamper with fastener (3)

3. Teach to be dishonest (5)

4. Waylay in the morning by a shrub (6)

5. There’s nothing in the box but a satirical drawing (7)

6. It offers a rise in steps (9)

7. Working in surgery? (11)

8. Showy display by circle reaching train-stop about 10 (11)

12. Pretentious side-organ (9)

15. Least remote eastern revolution (7)

17. Made a whirlpool in which editor lost his life (6)

19. Communist in company, produces set of beliefs (5)

21. Fish paid for when delivered (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Make (11)

9. Fitting (3)

10. Pistol (9)

11. Double (5)

13. Clumsy (7)

14. Awning (6)

16. Valiant (6)

18. Upstart (7)

19. Encounters (5)

20. Tautness (9)

21. Hoot (3)

22. Echo (11)

Down

2. Deed (3)

3. Excessive (5)

4. Overseas (6)

5. Dribble (7)

6. Rambling tale (9)

7. Share (11)

8. Forerunner (11)

12. Illiteracy (9)

15. Go before (7)

17. Magnificent (6)

19. Skinflint (5)

21. Piece (3)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Also; 3 Pressman; 9 Sheared; 10 Limit; 11 Roman legions; 13 Caddie; 15 Ignore; 17 Leading light; 20 Drama; 21 Intense; 22 Maddened; 23 Mary.

Down: 1 Abstract; 2 Steam; 4 Rudder; 5 Selling plate; 6 Memento; 7 Note; 8 Francis Drake; 12 Leathery; 14 Die-hard; 16 Inside; 18 Genoa; 19 Edam.

QUICK

Across: 1 Womb; 3 Question; 9 Respond; 10 Impel; 11 Accumulation; 13 Ascent; 15 Severe; 17 Intervention; 20 Trial; 21 Arrange; 22 Pamphlet; 23 Eros.

Down: 1 Workaday; 2 Music; 4 Unduly; 5 Saint Bernard; 6 Implore; 7 Null; 8 Commonwealth; 12 Keenness; 14 Confirm; 16 Aviate; 18 Inner; 19 Stop.