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The Times – Cryptic – Times Cryptic No 26978 March 6 2018

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The Times – Cryptic – Times Cryptic No 26978

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A couple of Poles taken in by purchase deal TRANSACTION
About ten monkeys playing with gas — from these? oxygen masks
Cake aims to get awards brownie points
Cheese fondue’s first for barman? BRIEF
Citizen’s food sent up with woman’s BURGHER
Court official, firm one belted by bishop? CORONER
Cover one name of course INSURE
Distributed vast incomes to defend right political ideology CONSERVATISM
Express anger about constant cavity VENTRICLE
Foreign articles extremely likely to be getting on ELDERLY
Ingredient of healthy meals? THYME
Jumper Mark has got hold of without assistance? polo-neck
Light was at the front LED
Long time taken up securing pit candidate NOMINEE
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Make box for holding tablet CREATE
Operated by pressure, plug still not coming up push-button
Part-time doctor and daughter keeping swine supplied with water HYDRATED
Plant takes a short while to camouflage brick container ASPHODEL
Spot one of three in Fiji DOT
Staff in courses on reflection settled matter SEDIMENT
Stubborn little chap drank bottles self-willed
Studies state on board English ship ESSAYS
This method briefly doing for a medic? modus operandi
Waste carrier avoids small vessel EWER
Wielding this could make you chesty SCYTHE
Wood popular in gym PINE
Works of obscure poetaster OPERETTAS
Wow! Is sauce included in awful local dish? cornish pasty

The Times – Cryptic – Times Quick Cryptic No 1041

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Coward to cry in pain and alarm? Yes, initially yellow-belly
Did some gardening? Then have a party! HOEDOWN
Elevator not working, for start of mission? lift-off
English poet’s uninteresting study DRYDEN
Former lover of grasping lord, with a limp old flame
French philosopher’s arrest arranged SARTRE
Girl’s fabulous zeal overwhelming one ELIZA
Handy American fuel supply USEFUL
Hurried up, harshly told off, or simply told NARRATED
Minister of Sport disturbed about article PASTOR
One month, just, in London area MAYFAIR
One very loud Yankee becoming doubtful IFFY
Oscar greeting another Oscar in US state OHIO
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Part of core curriculum to come round again RECUR
Poles placed beneath male birds HENS
Put out from the far side? OFFEND
Reliable or false story: truth about West TRUSTWORTHY
Reluctant to keep home gleaming SHINY
Resident of Mull maybe is left with the Queen ISLANDER
Sole concern? fish farm
Something stirring like NY’s? SKYLINE
Songbook Hamlyn adapted HYMNAL
Spanish hero turning up in Icelandic league el cid
Sports ground that’s not viable on regular basis OVAL
Two Britons Down Under coming together for ball POMPOM
Work on the whole stressful: lass ultimately prepares to pray? KNEELS