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The Times – Cryptic – Times Quick Cryptic No 1689 August 28 2020 Crossword Answers

Published in The Times Cryptic Crossword.

The Times – Cryptic – Times Quick Cryptic No 1689
Clues Answers
‘‘Invest more somehow’’ — politician involved in reforms IMPROVEMENTS
Acquire maiden maybe and become better after get over
Daring Bishop facing rant BRAVE
Desolate pub gets torn apart, almost BARREN
English person of wisdom outside very good on secret assignments? ESPIONAGE
Exclusive group with somewhere to sleep north of lake COTERIE
Flag celebrated with any number coming out SAG
Former copper’s competent and easily forgiven EXCUSABLE
Good boy is happy GLAD
Idiot presents ring to a female OAF
Insult can be hell DIS
Month ending with out-of-this world group performing OCTET
Most restricted home gets object tipped inside NARROWEST
Number, for example, in Bury INTEGER
People initially inclined to be flexible PLIABLE
Quiet attempt to encapsulate Old English verse POETRY
Raider for ever right FORAYER
Some characters of greater interest for poetic Ireland ERIN
The old man, artist losing home PATER
The Spanish moan, upset and weak FEEBLE
Torment where sick person is confined — not good BEDEVIL
Town to prohibit travel before end of war BANGOR
True dears, awfully precious TREASURED
Unknown character reported in Devon river EXE
Walk around bottom of village for serenity PEACE
Whinger to cry, frightfully embarrassing CRINGEWORTHY