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The Times - Cryptic Jul 06 2009

A source of illumination for retiring children NIGHTLIGHT
A way of smoothing things over on the board? IRONING
Advocate has part in identifying slanderer BACKBITER
Bassanio's wife left it alone at first PORTIA
Church institute originally opposing alcoholic drink CHIANTI
Dandy pasta tubes MACARONI
Deposit duke removed from city LEES
Desert former pupil captured by American soldier GOBI
East European fellow associated with our downfall? UKRAINIAN
Holding a tablet up, received container of pharmacist GALLIPOT
Indian thus cooking tongue HINDUSTANI
Joe bored by first half of game, being chicken ORPINGTON
Knot of railway workers by end of track KNUR
Language of police officer given limited credit COPTIC
Large cat you reportedly abandoned in the past ONCE
Leave stick in basilica, perhaps — one I dropped SABBATICAL
Like the traditional family's sort of energy? NUCLEAR
Make intensive effort to produce stock STRAIN
Officer's invention used by posh person in digs LIEUTENANT
One who philosophised about 11's responsibility PLATOON
Phlegmatic type taken from Inverness to Iceland STOIC
Prompt that's visible when speaking INCITE
Random producer tells Tom off SMOLLETT
Record church circle held for a very long time EPOCH
Self-restrained and at ease about batting CONTINENT
Singer swallowing second-class sedative BARBITONE
Stingy type, hard worker, going about like Heep HUMBLEBEE
Uncivil US writer's declaration about abridged works IMPOLITE
Very active, as existing strikers should be? ALIVEANDKICKING
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