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The Times – Cryptic – Times Quick Cryptic No 1604 May 1 2020 – Puzzle Answers

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The Times – Cryptic – Times Quick Cryptic No 1604
Clues Answers
A bit depressed, having inflammation WHITLOW
Blossom beginning to fall down FLOWER
Bung soldier up into position SPIGOT
Charm of mummy’s bed MASCOT
Cleaner, one in tears after reprimands carpet sweeper
Communist rejected by town DERBY
Dancers lie at first in bed, pectorals rippling corps de ballet
Given a role, still on the field in play
Hotel is extraordinarily unfriendly HOSTILE
Judging is exasperating TRYING
Large fish seen in Gibraltar pond TARPON
Leading, and winning by this margin? AHEAD
Maybe phrase looks wrong on page PERHAPS
Meat cooking in ovens VENISON
Not so bad, I’ll wager BETTER
Opens mouth, but runs out of fruit GAPES
Packed, to be on the safe side in case
Party food is cold? Not entirely DISCO
Pressure by chief barrister presenting case PLEADER
Son has a nasty argument: he may be suited here savile row
Stop running and stand in the market STALL
Such a comic not suitable for sitcom? stand-up
Tomb’s dreadful curse — help! SEPULCHRE
University opens a study for poet AUDEN