the times cryptic - Crossword Answers | 2019 12 23

crossword answers
Clue Answer
STEPFATHERS MAY BE SEEN TO BE SO BRAVE WITHIN stout-hearted
Store had several drinks put back DEPOT
ONE PRAISING FORMER BELLRINGER? EXTOLLER
Stomachs turned by row that's less seemly SMUTTIER
Point made by Cockney school principal ARROWHEAD
Look forward to speech: spit it out! EXPECTORATION
A quiet river in the morning as a place of retreat ASHRAM
The German holding party in Africa, one providing entertainment DANCER
To abandon the cause shows weakness DEFECT
Walk with chum around lunchtime, OK? LEGITIMATE
Somehow sense in market phoney item being offered? MARES NEST
Small daughter having trouble in Dublin house DAIL
Provide cover for places around India swamped by river DEPUTISE
Positive response when claiming record — cries of delight? YELPS
Admire idealist (without taking notice at first) out to get free from guns DEMILITARISE
After wickedness has been overturned you and I will prosper LIVE WELL
Against staying still presumably when advancement is needed PROMOTION
Alluring old lover twitching, concealing love EXOTIC
Animal, apart from its tail, is dry BRUT
Big sound in very small space VROOM
Celebrity's in high-speed transporter STARSHIP
Channel in easternmost part of Solent getting turbulent TROUGH
Energy comes with new diets and chemical substances PEPTIDES
Act as a generous hunter maybe and talk indiscreetly GIVE THE GAME AWAY
Game about to get explosive — one may be on edge RUCHE
Glutton she's repeatedly slammed for selfish behaviour THOUGHTLESSNESS
Have man raid nest naughtily, with no care ultimately for bird SAND MARTIN
Maybe original army officer's code of conduct? PROTOCOL
Modest protest over issue's ending DEMURE
One wise person not totally right in action took issue DISAGREED
Act as MP for about now? REPRESENT
Boater, perhaps, that’s wasting time HAT
Daughter’s after sentimentally pretty fabric TWEED
Democrat is getting put into post. Sad DISAPPOINTING
Diabetic treatment mostly degrading when temperature’s out INSULIN
Do some needling, upsetting bored emir EMBROIDER
Fortress — it’s captured by rogue with the Spanish CITADEL
Foundation degree son is chasing BASIS
Good line to develop GROW
Impatient desire to behead a sorceress ITCH
Initially leave England an open country LEA
Member is arriving after time to enact law LEGISLATE
One with unpleasant views returning to Gibraltar BIGOT
Poor brandy is regularly thrown away BAD
Promoting after-hours activity of teachers around Eton — not on MARKETING
Running outside is boring TEDIOUS
Stamped like eggs can be? BEATEN
Taking shilling off self-satisfied fool MUG
Toxic gas round area OZONE
Trunk with entangled roots TORSO
Unfortunately nastier type of Greek wine RETSINA
Very big poplar gets cut down LARGE
ENQUIRE TOO INTRUSIVELY ABOUT DIAMONDS BEING EXPENSIVE PRICEY
Example of popular position INSTANCE