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The Times – Cryptic – Times Cryptic No 27116 August 14 2018

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The Times – Cryptic – Times Cryptic No 27116

Clues Answers
A fragment of quartz in cuprous metal ZINC
Apprentice in tie wraps up masks for pupils BLINDFOLDS
Attends, and is given marching orders takes notice
Aware sloppy kiss could be a problem for listeners EARWAX
Bachelor evicted from house in former Italian capital LIRA
Belief system primarily dividing country in revolution ISLAM
Broadcast turned down from start to finish THROUGHOUT
Decoration that chap’s given after police force disbanded RUCHE
Doctors drop charges CASTRATES
Drinking when temperature drops abroad, excusing oneself opting out
Embarrassed model reinstated STRAITENED
European involved in rising fools German mug STEIN
Firmly secured area where one shouldn’t be hit? under ones belt
First couple of keys in low type stuck together CAKED
Function cannot get put off COTANGENT
Clues Answers
Gallons knocked back in horrific binge ORGY
Give more power to troops before onslaught RECHARGE
Highly effective agent disabled metallic bug magic bullet
Individual landed on radio ONE
Letters referring to late rent RIP
Lighter force? BARGE
Like raised skin lacking sensation ASLEEP
Plague from substance one used in Paris IMPORTUNE
Seeks garden footwear for lady court shoe
Silent pictures covering classic conference venue dumbarton oaks
Singular song and dance upset good mixer SODA
Stop trading in neighbouring county close down
Terminator takes control of Homo Sapiens HEADSMAN
The first person blocking end-of-year payments steps down decrements
What defendants do first, after start of proceedings PLEAD