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The Times – Cryptic – Times Quick Cryptic No 1105 June 4 2018

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The Times – Cryptic – Times Quick Cryptic No 1105

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After large drink and spliff, journalist remarkably flexible! double-jointed
Average responsibility of factory owner? run-of-the-mill
Book 1, 2 or 3, say? NUMBERS
Catcher ostracised initially after miss LASSO
Cut — pare off REAP
Cut fruit PRUNE
Decorative award came up before title, oddly ROSETTE
English city lacking old English fibre BRISTLE
Exercise system — various courses about one PILATES
Flat, possibly, in need of more air? out of tune
Flower charming king sweet william
Generous translation of Braille LIBERAL

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Initially Sheffield Wednesday overcoming rivals, duly surprising ‘The Blades’ SWORDS
Kept in reserve, passport possibly for travels RIDES
Mark finished selection for match line-up
Month after end of contract, row not finished for hard worker TROJAN
More than six balls OVER
Page in English in new novel — yarn turned on it spinning wheel
Pathetic liar’s more a preacher MORALISER
Poisoner in Cleopatra’s presence ASP
Short infant TOT
Something happening, though troubling originally EVENT
Spot the boil SEETHE
Unpleasant type, whatshisname? so-and-so