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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. American mystery writer to attempt some verse (6)

8. A holiday for one in the vessel (6)

10. To err is the making of these activists! (7)

11. A favourable return on more than one occasion (5)

12. A term from some of the theorems in Euclid? (4)

13. Amphibians trodden underfoot by horse (5)

17. This provides timber for a large packing case (5)

18. See 3 Down

22. Permission to make a bequest (5)

23. Eastern reason for exciting deep feeling (7)

24. They may be blooming well part of the orchestra! (6)

25. Concentrated in temporary accommodation (6)

Down

1. Provide someone with information about a trophy, we hear (7)

2. Recoil from being tied up again (7)

3 And 18 Across. Requisition weapons at the sergeant’s command! (5,4)

4. Organise a place for shooting, one hears (7)

5. Comfortable seat for Virginia in a row (5)

6. Pecuniary resources will produce a way to an end (5)

9. Unusual greatness causes alienation (9)

14. An earl’s reshaped the magazine (7)

15. One on the track of film commercial (7)

16. Declares a change in the rates involving the ship (7)

19. On the one hand it will prevent frost-bite (5)

20. Piece of beef for the aristocrat (5)

21. Transported to island in the Far East with nothing missing (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Indifference (6)

8. Distant (6)

10. Incitements (7)

11. External (5)

12. Mirth (4)

13. Accustomed (5)

17. Blaze (5)

18. Entreaty (4)

22. Souvenir (5)

23. Protracted (7)

24. Annul (6)

25. If not (6)

Down

1. Corridor (7)

2. Sailor (7)

3. Yell (5)

4. Elimination (7)

5. Value (5)

6. Memorise (5)

9. Dissimulate (9)

14. Ease off (7)

15. Apparel (7)

16. Infantile (7)

19. Elegance (5)

20. Vacant (5)

21. Stupid (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Issue; 4 Overlap; 8 Tumbril; 9 Squaw; 10 Rank; 11 Straddle; 13 Peep; 14 Very; 16 In charge; 17 Ward; 20 Noise; 21 In touch; 22 Lighter; 23 Agent.

Down: 1 International; 2 Simon; 3 Earl; 4 Owlets; 5 Enslaved; 6 Laundry; 7 Powder and shot; 12 Decadent; 13 Packing; 15 Uglier; 18 Amuse; 19 Etna.

QUICK - Across: 1 Inter; 4 Cunning; 8 Anxious; 9 Gusto; 10 Push; 11 Contrive; 13 Ewer; 14 Joke; 16 Reporter; 17 Cove; 20 Alone; 21 Profile; 22 Extreme; 23 Bogus.

Down: 1 Inappropriate; 2 Texas; 3 Room; 4 Custom; 5 Negation; 6 Inspire; 7 Grotesqueness; 12 Retrieve; 13 Exploit; 15 People; 18 Owing; 19 Tomb.