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The Times - Cryptic Dec 02 2010

50% of foreigners, as a rule REIGN
A pudding and its eating? It's sure to go well FOOLPROOF
A tot of Scotch I got in pub before noon BAIRN
Area for religious work, often TRACT
Article about American fighting back, showing power of two EIGHT
Awful term is followed by another endless one — and another TRIMESTER
Awfully untidy state barely acceptable to some colonists NUDITY
Bulb lit repeatedly when one's inside ONION
Complaint isn't about second of clues by your setter AILMENT
Courage of one literary Thomas proclaimed by another HARDIHOOD
European fish that's fab BRILL
Final addition to book, or draft we revised AFTERWORD
Finally got a head for school TEACH
Half train in cast, getting education SCHOOLING
I owned a small dwelling in part of US near Washington IDAHO
Officer making vessel stop running in a river BRIGADIER
Old flame and I, splitting expense, live together COEXIST
Person in final quarter of life, possibly PENSIONER
Prepare to defend part of body FOREARM
Professional language in a don's local? CANTINA
Put the lid on drink before editor appears SCOTCHED
Run into bar for a bit of work EXCERPT
Settled in club due to changes IRONEDOUT
South and North confused about East's contract SHORTEN
Squad, finally, has lined up for battle? That's deceptive DISINFORMATION
Tea critics rate badly? Typical CHARACTERISTIC
Times can be read on this, after another paper's put back SUNDIAL
Tragedy less hard in Verdi's version OTHELLO
With female, I live in warm spot FIRESIDE
You heard furry creature is open to exploitation USABLE
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