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The Times - Cryptic Dec 18 2011

... is a female copy ISSUE
A Christmas wish? Extremely pure one PEACE
A prison trust is gathering in secret ARCANELY
Abused while, essentially, dead ASPERSED
After snooze, family calls for table accessories NAPKINRINGS
Approaches non-smoker, conveying appreciation NEARS
Asian native stops outside clearing — welcome! BANGLADESHI
Bible class exam includes Christian preachers REVIVALISTS
Boss disheartened by part of Nativity scene MANGER
Brave woman, almost 49 SQUAW
Celebrated crook and The Andrews Sisters, say, joining us ILLUSTRIOUS
Christmas wrapping very unusual NOVEL
Church services, but no good on Sabbath EVENSONGS
Clearing earth by one's allotment EXONERATION
Commercial US Navy tend to broadcast on 27th November? ADVENTSUNDAY
Control seafood individual put in special pond CLAMPDOWNON
Failed action? General suffers punishment CATONINETAILS
Film broadcast on day before Christmas? ALLABOUTEVE
Got better fleece, so long December's over CONVALESCED
Government study finds ice on ice-cap still melting POLITICALSCIENCE
Hackneyed poetry poorly penned by hack STEREOTYPED
He has no trouble being contrary HELLION
Hot spicy drink, say, swallowed by students NEGUS
In Christmas show, pretend she ... PANTOMIMEDAME
Is under a rock — flat? UNRAISED
It can make a gin very bitter VINEGARY
It's mostly marine combat that restricts those on vacation WATER
Just after spring, not let out WELLGROUNDED
Keyboards, etc, carol singer plays ELECTRICORGANS
Kind of wheel is on almost all transport FERRIS
Like posh cutlery cook delivers SILVERED
Nibble in a chocolate box NACHO
Not seeing what's visible without first pair of lights? OBLIVIOUS
Notice single man cast in portrayal of young journalist ADRIANMOLE
Old letter found outside piano bar EXPEL
Opening Christmas present (1,9,2,1,4,4) APARTRIDGEINAPEARTREE
Panto character name assumed by Jordan? PRINCE
Perhaps he strains to talk with this? THROATINESS
Port area completely swamped by "I don't like that!" protest HULLABALLOO
Rather slow play drops last quarter LARGHETTO
Reason 50% is at 75% as well WITHAL
Rice — a lot, mostly gold PILAU
Saved by assistance in a sled I crashed LAIDASIDE
Seasonal visitor's sent flying in 70s comedy ROBINSNEST
Six entering a house where birds are AVIARIES
Sort of house sharing often encouraged by 9D? AUDIENCEPARTICIPATION
Stand back behind horse with fairy COBWEB
Sudden turns in river reach EXPANSE
Take it easy after a row? RESTONONESOARS
Under pressure he's about to appear a hypocrite PHARISEE
Vets declare what slide show may be used for SCREENSAVER
What cricket scorer may find in food repeatedly OVERANDOVERAGAIN
What's afoot? Fine sauce on turkey FLIPFLOP
With ogre around, one's reaction? SHRIEK
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