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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. Put in a word for the working classes (11)

9. Outflow of currency (3)

10. The form aims often take (9)

11. A source of print? (5)

13. Money making gifts (7)

14. Describing one with the most experience of life (6)

16. No way to finish port (6)

18. Is the parson shortly back on form? (7)

19. A revolting individual seen in flight (5)

20. Its members were bound to work under strict supervision (5,4)

21. Take a shot of cannabis (3)

22. Science often met in its abbreviated form (11)

Down

2. Tease about Eve’s origins? (3)

3. Restrict it below 51 thousand (5)

4. A number set about forming principles (6)

5. Gentleman burglar held to raise money for charity (7)

6. Not so busy types sent in a busy type’s place (9)

7. Shoplifters are all for these stores! (4-7)

8. Thoughtful enough to study the team and make an assessment (11)

12. Promise to look after one’s funeral? (9)

15. Skill taught in laboratories (7)

17. Not just an international entertainment (6)

19. Uncommon Elgar variation (5)

21. A girl to hang on to? (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Dud (11)

9. Bow (3)

10. Position (9)

11. Composition (5)

13. Separate (7)

14. Scare (6)

16. Exasperating (6)

18. Scurry (7)

19. Australian dog (5)

20. Odious (9)

21. Pale (3)

22. Gesture (11)

Down

2. Strange (3)

3. Unpleasant (5)

4. Involve (6)

5. Taste (7)

6. Impersonation (9)

7. Generously (11)

8. Subterranean (11)

12. Require (9)

15. Axe (7)

17. Courageous (6)

19. Live (5)

21. Damp (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Half; 3 Readable; 9 Leather; 10 Baton; 11 Flame-thrower; 13 Stress; 15 Shanty; 17 Money-lenders; 20 Spear; 21 Amusing; 22 Reserves; 23 Mast.

Down: 1 Holdfast; 2 Llama; 4 Earthy; 5 Debt of honour; 6 Bittern; 7 Erne; 8 Sheep-shearer; 12 Eyesight; 14 Rioters; 16 Cleave; 18 Erica; 19 User.

QUICK

Across: 1 Dude; 3 Estimate; 9 Wizened; 10 Addle; 11 Convalescent; 13 Secede; 15 Estate; 17 Presentiment; 20 Evade; 21 Ailment; 22 Overtake; 23 Idol.

Down: 1 Downcast; 2 Dozen; 4 Sodden; 5 Inaccessible; 6 Addenda; 7 Ewer; 8 Incandescent; 12 Teetotal; 14 Carnage; 16 Unmask; 18 Emend; 19 Veto.