the times cryptic - Crossword Answers | 2019 12 24

crossword answers
Clue Answer
A tendency to keep son away ABSENT
Wondering bridge player in an undistinguished crowd AWESTRUCK
ILLEGALLY DUMP END OF TINY ANTENNA? fly-tip
COST OF ATTENDING CHURCH WEDDING? IT SHOULD GO TO THE STAFF SERVICE CHARGE
A multitude in store, it’s said HORDE
UNAPPROACHABLE, LIKE A RUGBY HALF-BACK? STANDOFFISH
Express sorrow audibly, though backing Arthur C Clarke’s work? sci-fi
CACTUS ONLY AN ENEMY WILL IDENTIFY? NOPAL
A LINE DANCE? CONGA
Sound fellow in education primarily, one arranging courses? BRICKIE
Scare female away? Correct RIGHTEN
Hollow space? Not out visiting South America SINUS
FINE DEED, IN TRUTH FACT
Junior officer’s payment to change name SUBALTERN
CLAIM TO BE MONARCH IN CHARGE OF A LARGE LANDMASS? AMERICA
AN ENDLESS BORING TASK TO BE A TV PRESENTER ANCHOR
PLEA TO ADD TWO POINTS TO FORMAL AGREEMENT ENTREATY
MAKE AN ACCUSATION, USING DIGITAL MEANS? point the finger
DEPEND ENTIRELY? ONLY HALF RELY
SUPPORTER HOLDING SEAT IS NO MINISTER BACKBENCHER
STAGE PERFORMER UNFORTUNATELY QUITS IN REVOLT VENTRILOQUIST
Draw out a French novel and a couple of articles UNSHEATHE
By which we measure enclosed ground, attracting flak? YARDSTICK
Composition in Monet’s art, for example ESSAY
Cut off current, well behind time ISOLATE
Flower, one planted by lake in Northumberland? NILE
Notice in Daily Express initially a mockery? CHARADE
Old lockers accommodating half of dope very well okey-dokey
One of many popes digesting Holy Writ slowly LENTO
Panic relating to wings at front of mansion ALARM
Plant originally cultivated in flatter surroundings? BUTTERCUP
Scatty padre loses cat LEOPARDESS
Suggestion upset rugby player, a supporter of mine pit-prop
Support goal, heading off Arab, perhaps ENDORSE
Wanderer Pythias’s friend recalled NOMAD
Way sailors misguidedly sit for someone like Picasso? MODERNIST
£51 meal, one omitting the food? LIQUID LUNCH
Broadcaster busy emitting dangerous material RADIOACTIVE
Detached area? I’ll say! ISLE
Pitiful, heartless, corrupt? Here’s a boost UPLIFT
Press lay about, spread so thinly? SPARSELY
Record one article: time for a descriptive word EPITHET
TOP-QUALITY BALL GAME BY SAILOR five-star
SEE BULLY WOUNDED: GOOD SHOT! BULLS EYE
English politician beginning to organise broadcast about stores EMPORIA
Irritation displayed in functions held by workers antsiness
Poor chap captured by Napoleonic marshal NEEDY
Sound made by old Egyptian ruler’s game FARO
Spineless fellow rejected by girl extremely bluntly namby-pamby
Tie up new horse? Risky around this northern area yorkshire moors
Food deposited in meat-safe EATS
Spiteful type hosting scanty entertainment CABARET