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The Times – Cryptic – Times Cryptic No 27281 February 22 2019

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The Times – Cryptic – Times Cryptic No 27281
Clues Answers
Astronaut on reflection best among the stars SPACEMAN
Brief to raise over a drink COCOA
Chestnut kid keeps in grand Indian dish rogan josh
Daughter has one final letter __ the long version __ made shorter DOWNSIZED
Exercise before small drink press-up
Fair queen possibly shunning Duke of Wellington and porter car boot sale
Fight organisers with issue the cause of weak interaction? w boson
Get down a word in French, the first word penned unmount
Guy on ornate litter? YOUNG
Jump, but don’t bounce? CLEAR
Not exactly cut out for work with canines CHEW
One on train fell after receiving large punch axle box
Picks up brown coat leader of hospital body’s dropped RUSTS
Raising tip of your sword, strike down Australian park attendant? ZOOKEEPER
Refurbished front of tourist base in resort ANTIBES
Regularly taking position, boy’s outside ready on stand-by
Retriever after day’s lost more ground? FINER
Rotten egg scoffed? His wasn’t all bad CURATE
SE Asian hotel talked of providing commercial extra tie-in
Something mysterious appearing periodically in outflow UFO
Sophisticated weapon to burn and fail disastrously smart bomb
Spoils were even, say, this time new years eve
Surrounding some bridge, modest collection of plants SHRUBBERY
Tax period STRETCH
Time to put up and shut up, almost quarter to
Top class training makes us fit APT
TV set, advanced, with knobs TUBEROSE
Underground river no longer flows from the mouth STYX
Unusual map is only for those seeking gold? OLYMPIANS
Very little right to be said about sisters SORORAL
What’s replaced septic tanks, finally? CESSPIT
Yard arresting very loud English drunk QUAFFED