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The Telegraph - Toughie Jul 21 2015

'Mellifluous' clued mistakenly and I missed it DULCET
A file's mentioned in charge ACCUSE
A good hand from a sell-out crowd FULLHOUSE
About winding up sale, are eager and ingratiating PLEASANT
Address law that protects businesses ACCOST
Be, on point above, biased in a certain way SEXIST
Bearing the burden is found to be unbearable LOATHED
Callous lot! CRUELFATE
Countdown to blast-off leaving area, not yet having got to one? PRELUNCH
Criticise one for separating players from spectators CASTIGATE
Cross with one being very much 8? ELEVEN
Excitement when Scamp, outside, takes on cat SPLASH
Father Time, an Irishman? PAT
Flower I do spread out -- it goes round a sunny path ASTEROID
For Lois, Peter ordered profiteroles; and us, some mousse ANAGRAMS
Foreigners prosecute other foreigners granted asylum SUDANESE
Getting rid of assets -- or revealing them! STRIPPING
I'm to take it surface cicatrix could be made by weapon SCIMITAR
It was amended before, in a manner of speaking ASITWERE
It was yours long before you were born THINE
Killer if at all present in the heart FATAL
Make clear it's no song for female vocalist STRESS
Rome, for instance, do better than most of Italy CAPITAL
See what's on the other side of pastry? TURNOVER
Smoked, having drunk too much LITUP
Someone who'd left and come back for a drink SPIRIT
Stab guard, half cut TRY
Talk of recession -- slump SAG
They scrounge food gathered by locals BEGGARS
Umm ... it means 'do wrong' ERR
Uncontrollable water pressure I tried failingly to contain RIPTIDE
Very impressive, knocking back booze REGAL
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