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Irish Times (Simplex) Jan 06 2011

'''For ... us a child is born'' (Handel's Messiah) (4)' UNTO
'''It came ... the midnight clear'' (carol) (4)' UPON
'Alleviate, appease (7)' ASSUAGE
'Bashfully, shyly (7)' TIMIDLY
'Conjecturing, surmising (8)' GUESSING
'Fell into place, sank in (6)' DAWNED
'Frank, not secret (4)' OPEN
'It's said to a sneezer (5,3)' BLESSYOU
'Judge, estimate (6)' ASSESS
'Prudent, cautious (7)' CAREFUL
Animal traps SNARES
Continue in the face of resistance PERSIST
Drinking alcohol IMBIBING
Fitment at the end of a flex PLUG
Harm or injury DAMAGE
Having an exaggerated sense of one's own importance ARROGANT
Imaginary lines around the earth LATITUDE
Might Wayne sit at this piano? STEINWAY
Outbreak of noisy and boisterous behaviour UPROAR
Overpower and bring under control SUBDUE
Pertaining to oneself PERSONAL
Pulchritude BEAUTY
Recommendation for a course of action ADVICE
Residential district on a city's outskirts SUBURB
Rooms on board CABINS
Self-centred self-seekers EGOTISTS
Shackles for the wrist MANACLES
Stated positively and assertively INSISTED
Sugar-based confections SWEETS
Surgical stitch SUTURE
The training of a horse in manoeuvres DRESSAGE
The whole world UNIVERSE
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