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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

7. A once-rough sea (5)

8. A female of pride (7)

9. Frankness and love seen in a dog (7)

10. Number receive poor return and become dejected (5)

12. Plays records with swank? (4,2,4)

15. Possibly a good tryer? That’s somewhat disparaging (10)

18. In the zoo some took a picture of an animal (5)

19. A telling performance of note (7)

21. Something a climber may be raised on (7)

22. An animal with horns returning on foot (5)

Down

1. To borrow money and move away is risky (5,3,2)

2. French flower? Sounds reasonable (5)

3. Prepare for take-off? (4)

4. They disturb and get a number up in arms (6)

5. Inside a solitary fellow there’s a capital chap (8)

6. Arab that is bound to be a wanderer (7)

11. Incredible doctrine of a bygone age (4,6)

13. Ugly in an awkward way (8)

14. Wave of destruction? (7)

16. Awkward truths forcibly put forward (6)

17. Put in a claim for prize money (5)

20. Tribe from a Celtic land (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Elevate (5)

8. Sundry (7)

9. Refuge (7)

10. Step (5)

12. Fawning (10)

15. Generous (4-6)

18. Lower (5)

19. Card game (7)

21. Gentle (7)

22. Astonish (5)

Down

1. Successful (10)

2. Tendon (5)

3. Warmth (4)

4. Disinclined (6)

5. Bulge (8)

6. Tedium (7)

11. Dissolute (10)

13. Obligated (8)

14. Rally (7)

16. Precision (6)

17. Composition (5)

20. Tidy (4)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Eccentric; 8 Imp; 9 Teetotaller; 11 Precede; 12 Extra; 13 August; 15 Stills; 17 Tense; 18 Deliver; 20 Inheritance; 22 Eve; 23 Side-steps.

Down: 2 Cue; 3 Noose; 4 Roamed; 5 Collect; 6 First eleven; 7 Appraiser; 10 Emergencies; 11 Practised; 14 Seethes; 16 Adored; 19 Lotus; 21 Cup.

QUICK

Across: 1 Saxophone; 8 Ewe; 9 Therapeutic; 11 Retinue; 12 Theme; 13 Tirade; 15 Rebate; 17 Amiss; 18 Element; 20 Anaesthetic; 22 Eft; 23 Transcend.

Down: 2 Ash; 3 Plain; 4 Obeyed; 5 Entitle; 6 Secret agent; 7 Represent; 10 Exterminate; 11 Retracted; 14 Distant; 16 Persia; 19 Ethos; 21 Inn.