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The Times - Cryptic May 16 2009

"Cheeky" Conservative in a club, dancing BUCCAL
"Mary Mary Quite Contrary" introducing item on this radio show? GARDENERSQUESTIONTIME
An NCO takes it in place of tea ASSAM
Boar's belly's eaten according to Falstaff, maybe OPERA
Castaway family run round and about eating scraps ROBINSON
Casting wildly around when answer is nothing to do with knowledge GNOSTIC
Catapult series of items into Welsh lake BALLISTA
Celebrity beach pubs once standard in America STARSANDBARS
Chap finding inscription on map of Xanadu? RALPH
Cheerful viewer's taking in film with one OPTIMISTIC
Cinema award secretly gripped men PALMEDOR
Classy artist has doctor put in shade UMBRA
Crackers being served in restaurant perhaps OUTTOLUNCH
Crime's stopped jerk believing in a God THEISTIC
Decline to meet setters perhaps GOTOTHEDOGS
Demanding quiz masters perhaps, after musical interval THIRDDEGREE
Did exploit thought to protect lives MISUSED
Engine driver in time wearing sort of bowler STEAM
Expert medical practitioner in retreat DEMON
Fired bishop brought in to serve on old party committee POLITBURO
Fleet fancied retaining article on Victory LIKETHEWIND
Fluid and coal of course for the digestion! FOODCANAL
Footpaths are not even in fashion briefly TRODDEN
Freedom is what the upwardly mobile gain when left to take the lead LATITUDE
Grieg's ten works: could they be his? GREETINGS
Groups among which Vi gets upset? SEXISTS
Guards following behind, always FORKEEPS
Held our tongue, having matured ENGAGED
Horseman not using regular parts of back roads as much HUSSAR
Huge bird a half-inch short TITANIC
Language with power packs punch in college PUNJABI
Lawyer and policeman host TV programme DADSARMY
Make Jersey, perhaps, by way of the Needles KNIT
Mark on pitch labelled in a D shape DEADBALLLINE
Monarch in new capital rebuilt imperial residence WINTERPALACE
Mushroom en croute is cooked for one not keen on Brussels EUROSCEPTIC
Musical work from American playwright badly lacking spirit EUGENEONEGIN
On a roll, booted Tom's bent shot confidently back (3,4,6,6,2) BETONESBOTTOMDOLLARON
One teetotaller cracks up, consuming chap's food SPAGHETTI
Packed in rows or, unusually, encased in iron FORSWORE
Part of raised veneer, gel intensifies colour NILEGREEN
Prepare TV to make case for transmission GEARBOX
Publisher's last letter in support of two liberals can go astray GOLLANCZ
Save the interview, perhaps, for later, before guy goes on strike TAPERECORD
Secluded place to find tablets in parks RECESS
Seedy joint concealing anger over court order DIRECTIVE
Shooting stick? FLAK
Smoke and marine pollution about upset "sophisticated" chap CITYSLICKER
Some of its members run into each other in libraries ZODIAC
Striking over cuts exposed rocky areas OUTCROPS
Trial in which appeal initially is heard ESSAY
Turns out fuses electronically? EMERGES
Type of bloke jobless ex-manager cut down to size ESSEXMAN
Vicar one seated in church for the early show PREVIEW
Was another witness to the deal initially able to cut it? SAWTOOTHED
Washington benefactor, initially concealing present, reveals location WHEREABOUTS
Winger needing light form of protection LANDRAIL
Worked steadily at song, under pressure PLIED
A loud traveller? One has potential to be a US citizen AFROAMERICAN
A national who is about to get married in another country IRISHWOMAN
Ample pockets said to corrupt financial talent MIDASTOUCH
Approach right turning that's west of Bangor ANGLESEY
Beautiful colour in prison boxing match PEAGREEN
Bond's up for being caught by the fuzz LIGAMENT
Call for dirty look when engineer enters sewer NEEDLEWORKER
Carnival reached by drive over quarry roads, oddly MARDIGRAS
Dodgy meat ruins treatment against disease ANTISERUM
Doormat leads to "Welcome" upon stone step WUSS
Foot fault on start of boxing match BUNION
Grating on phone charger? HORSE
Heavenly juice from one part of apple, say ICHOR
Hire actor to fluff line needing no response RHETORICAL
Honour's lost on one who's beautiful? HOURI
Lead is hard to manipulate HALTER
Like a nun's nursing home, with menace SINISTERLY
Northern European soft drink is superior LAPP
Open bottle — to some, exceptional risk when empty UNCORK
Plan to get rid of Christmas, one might say? SCHEDULE
Police so upset about terror law BILLOFRIGHTS
Prison killers caught by the fuzz CHAIRS
Space flight takes one into sun, effectively STAIRWELL
They hold up light infantry men in Barchester rioting TORCHBEARERS
Unknown agents rising to challenge DEFY
Urge to produce travel commercial GOAD
Use a disguise when talking AVAIL
Vowed soot should be reprocessed from room heater WOODSTOVE
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