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The Telegraph - Toughie Sep 14 2011

...defender -- tea party representative? CHAMP
Bird changes colour TURNSTONE
Container docked by trains TEACHES
Country cure failing where trouble is internal ECUADOR
Cultured chap, one upholding new version of Americanness RENAISSANCEMAN
Don't retire on lousy payouts when nothing's left STAYUP
Draw off last of old wine barrel with antique instrument SACKBUT
E.g. marine company receiving military medal as well as expression of admiration COMMANDO
Finally reversing direction towards end avoids unknown part of frozen ocean ATLANTIC
Food processed in Jersey perhaps with aspic in batter CUDGEL
Great online image? EPIC
Greenish-blue clothing for you and I, a bit of linen TEATOWEL
Having drifted, lies stranded here? DESERTISLAND
In speech, Irishman is clipped, not woolly SHORN
Kind of paper changing political complexion in response to outside influence? LITMUS
Might such figures cause poets harm? MIXEDMETAPHORS
Not much news as troops advance, not much COLUMNINCH
Offensive contents of papers on Albania PERSONAL
Old farm machinery enthusiast found way of dealing with unpleasant smells EXTRACTORFAN
Popular Socialist begins pressing rebel... INSURGENT
Portugal and Italy getting a loan arrangement from which notes are automatically forthcoming PIANOLA
Regularly using an old horse -- but beating it won't make this move! SNAREDRUM
Sailor drunk and embarrassed ABLUSH
Shy youth leader follows sumo wrestling MOUSY
Vermin's headcount 95 per cent reduced, but still vermin LICE
Washington's international force not in Oman at first for aquatic exercise? WATERPOLO
Where to get clean and neat after relapsing, half-wasted DETOX
Work experience in prison hulk? INTERNSHIP
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