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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. A London Symphony Orchestra presentation as well (4)

3. Exert force on a chap to be journalist (8)

9. Cut some grain in an outhouse (7)

10. Restrict it after 51 thousand (5)

11. Empire builders perhaps or men in Lagos (5,7)

13. He may give advice to drivers (6)

15. Disregard one note and not another (6)

17. Head-lamp? (7,5)

20. Play involving a doctor and a mother? (5)

21. Concentrated in a nervous way (7)

22. Put out of one’s mind? (8)

23. She confuses Myra (4)

Down

1. It’s not material for a summary (8)

2. The mate’s about to move the ship (5)

4. A stern guide (6)

5. What a silversmith is doing in a horse race? (7,5)

6. It reminds men to give me top priority (7)

7. What one might tender in payment for fame? (4)

8. Fred is a crank perhaps but a famous bowler (7,5)

12. The relay can be tough (8)

14. An obstinate person I’d heard about (3-4)

16. Enid is upset internally (6)

18. Port with cake (5)

19. Applied cosmetics from Holland? (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Uterus (4)

3. Interrogate (8)

9. Answer (7)

10. Urge (5)

11. Collection (12)

13. Climb (6)

15. Strict (6)

17. Interference (12)

20. Test (5)

21. Dispose (7)

22. Leaflet (8)

23. Cupid (4)

Down

1. Prosaic (8)

2. Melody (5)

4. Excessively (6)

5. Alpine dog (5,7)

6. Entreat (7)

7. Void (4)

8. A federation (12)

12. Enthusiasm (8)

14. Ratify (7)

16. Fly (6)

18. Internal (5)

19. Cease (4)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 6 Take out; 7 Diary; 9 Blade; 10 Pensive; 12 Crimson lake; 14 Nose for news; 18 Drowned; 19 Harps; 21 Entry; 22 Rapture.

Down: 1 Tails; 2 Tender; 3 Mum; 4 Tinsel; 5 Provoke; 8 Rebound; 11 Empower; 13 Mooring; 15 Edward; 16 Wraith; 17 Spare; 20 Fan.

QUICK

Across: 6 However; 7 Humid; 9 Eerie; 10 Dispose; 12 Indignation; 14 Composition; 18 Revelry; 19 Sweat; 21 Stash; 22 Disrobe.

Down: 1 Lower; 2 Region; 3 Hew; 4 Puppet; 5 Mission; 8 Dignity; 11 Fissure; 13 Poverty; 15 Please; 16 Onward; 17 Maybe; 20 Din.