The Times – Cryptic – March 8 2018

The Times – Cryptic – Times Cryptic No 26980

Clues Answers
Almost unrestricted speed in run OPERATE
Bit embarrassed evidently by second husband SHRED
Climbing pea’s tips concealed plant pest APHID
Devil that is heartless model for irreverence IMPIETY
Dreadful crustacean in river drained lake EXECRABLE
Drinkers drinking still in Kentish Town? SEVENOAKS
Edmund Crouchback say thrown in road by king LANCASTER
Fantastic doctor to close with thread over in A&E AWESOME
Fellow brought to court with daughter shivers MATCHWOOD
Foremost among minds that cracks cases? HOLMES
Glib learner in pub is transformed with ale PLAUSIBLE
Huge effort required to admit old prejudice BIGOTRY
Item with Oedipal strings attached? APRON
Loading at sea keeps ship in rapid passage GLISSANDO
Loveless pair become confused in silly talk TWADDLE
Clues Answers
Message online and call from branch? TWEET
Old city has loyal citizens, in for exercise CONSTANTINOPLE
One readily turns extremist joining faction wing nut
Own silver on table at last AGREE
Rabble-rousing lacks initial impression EDITION
Revolutionary drink sweetheart uncovered? KIROV
Serve Republican British bitter ACERB
Silhouette’s one small horse breaking into dash EPONYM
Speech coming out of our mouth? estuary english
State in which a priest entertains a bishop ALABAMA
Storyteller sending up main work AESOP
Theatre skill doubled energy in comic dialogue REPARTEE
US writer and editor welcoming Kew grower Pokeweed
We weren’t first knights wicked pursuer’s trapped runners-up
We’re toast having rolled vehicle two-seater

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