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The Guardian - Cryptic crossword Dec 21 2007

Beef to turn out deficient, not having much seasoning COMPLAIN
Bizarre humour - one's joke beast's away, for ____ THESNARKWASA
Cold place lacking sun? Yes and no IBERIA
Duck to take advantage of lake, or some other bird OUSEL
Dull men own up, being confused by on-screen feature PULLDOWNMENU
Eruption comes from explosive - with a wreck left behind HEATRASH
Fantastic start to theatrical career involving N. Coward RECREANT
Fibre bits inside textile mangled IXTLE
Group's helper said to be a man on a mission CRUSADER
Inclined to Conservatism? One gets to feel embarrassed outwardly BLUISH
Islands set up around commercial arenas STADIA
Just this person, 12, getting fish on end of line NOONEELSE
Knocked over river creature is on the road TARMAC
Let's support learner moving from bottom to top LEASE
Message about wrinkled brow perhaps widely publicised HEADLINED
Old country singer as half of funny duo FLANDERS
One in old Ulster prison is a grass MAIZE
PM kept outside Queen's home circle HEARTH
Psychological effect making one a bit backward in pre-op process INTROJECTION
Quail and move jerkily having met with success in the Guardian BOBWHITE
Rice given a modicum of taste - chaps put in this? CONDIMENT
Schemes upset former political leader - unwanted messages being sent SPAMMING
Signal activated below running water BECKON
Sounds like a person who goes to post a type of letter ASCENDER
Superficial deposit of soft material by river PLACER
This person not supermodel - old and slower MENOMOSSO
Try magic formula briefly to get the truth GOSPEL
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