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The Telegraph - Cryptic Nov 12 2009

A Conservative chasing work in America should research here LABORATORY
Acting quietly, get dinner served PRETENDING
Bad news gets you in stitches SEWN
City linking Man to field? CHESTER
Climber finding pin up on summit of Andes LIANA
Cut speed CLIP
Defer pay out across America SUSPEND
Dream of black sheep returning home at last NIGHTMARE
Environments which might see my costs spiralling ECOSYSTEMS
Family accommodating a French officer in Rome TRIBUNE
Fluent play outside centre court - how does that sound? TUNEFUL
Foremost of royal artists invested in kiln, having exceeded production OVERRAN
Fought against surgical intervention, and set a problem OPPOSED
Heard of row with nutcase SKULL
Joint effort left British overseas without leaders ELBOW
Offers cover for returning nurse, showing compassion TENDERNESS
One measures initial response following decree RULER
One's always up for a sea view PERISCOPE
Order plain clothes men to be put up on gallery DICTATE
Part of church left by accident CHANCEL
Policeman with evidence of debts in abundance COPIOUS
Puzzled, but dismissed from the field of play STUMPED
Report of hardships experienced by scaffolders Riggers
Requirements for opening bars? KEYS
Road crossing small Scottish course SWEET
Self-contained during row at annual award ceremony OSCAR
Survive with minimum energy expended LAST
Terrible grief accommodating a loud one with a lot of neck GIRAFFE
Tight finish CLOSE
Unhappy shop music? BLUEGRASS
Value put on individual showing anger IRATE
Worried bare arms should start to cause consternation EMBARRASS
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