Times 27214

Amount of herring from end of harbour tinned (4) = CRAN

end of harbour = R, tinned = inside CAN

Music concert group of countries set up (5) = GIGUE

concert = GIG, group of countries = EU, set up = reversal in down clue

Sea god, fat, yellow and soft, surfacing (7) = PROTEUS

fat = SUET, yellow = OR, soft = P, surfacing = reversal in down clue

High time to discard a blouse (5) = MIDDY

high time = MIDDAY, discard = deletion, a = A

GIGUE = music; lively dance in 6 or 12-8
CRAN = Amount of herring; 371/2 gallons
PROTEUS = Sea god
MIDDY = blouse; loose blouse with flap at the back like a sailors uniform

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DT 28912

Fervent preacher, powerful active type full of charm (3,9) = HOT GOSPELLER

powerful = HOT, active type = GOER, full of = containment, charm = SPELL

Plant, most unconfined, abundant (11) = LOOSESTRIFE

unconfined = LOOSEST, abundant RIFE

HOT GOSPELLER = Fervent preacher
LOOSESTRIFE = plant

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DT 28916

Worry about a little container for firework (9) = CARTOUCHE

worry = CARE, a little = TOUCH

CARTOUCHE = container for firework; paper case containing explosive in some fireworks

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DT 526

Suet pudding could make competing duo ill (7,8) = CLOOTIE DUMPLING

could make = anagram (of competing duo ill)

Quail and duck, with cuckoo last of three (8) = BOBWHITE

duck = BOB, cuckoo = anagram (of with), last of three = E

CLOOTIE DUMPLING = suet pudding; named after the cloth it’s steamed/boiled in
BOBWHITE = american quail

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DT 28904

Shook as one shown the way ahead (7) = QUAILED

as = QUA, one = I, shown the way ahead = LED

Tool in stream of liquid not beginning to rust (6) = DIBBLE

stream of liquid = DRIBBLE, not = deletion, beginning to rust = R

Horse with energy carrying everyone over street? (8) = GALLOWAY

energy = GO, carrying = containment, everyone = ALL, over = O, street = WAY

QUA = as; in the capacity of
QUAILED = shook
QUAIL = flinch; fail in spirit; slacken; subdue
DIBBLE = tool; pointed tool for making holes for seedlings etc
GALLOWAY = horse

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DT 525 and ES 14/11/18

DT 525

Garage mechanics boards in trailers (8)= CREEPERS

Double definition.

Evening Standard Cryptic 14/11/18

Nourishment imaginably in a jug (6) = SKILLY

cryptic definition?

CREEPERS = Garage mechanics boards
SKILLY = Thin gruel or broth

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DT 28877

Dog drinking drop of one’s tea (5) = PEKOE

dog = PEKE, drop of one = O

Primate in European river, too far up (5) = POTTO

European river = PO, too = OTT, up = reversal in down clue

PEKOE = tea; a scented black tea
POTTO = primate; West African Loris; kinkajou

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DT 28898

Square contains a flowering plant (8) = CENTAURY

square = CENTURY, a = A

Strange nude wandering about town freely (8) = UNWONTED

wandering = anagram (of nude), about = containment, freely = anagram (of town)

CENTAURY = flowering plant
UNWONTED = strange; unaccustomed; unusual

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DT 28892

Bit of cash first pocketed by European (7) = PISTOLE

first = IST, pocketed = containment, European = POLE

Bird caught landing on garden implement (5) = CRAKE

caught = C, garden implement = RAKE

PISTOLE = Bit of cash; various old gold coins
CRAKE = bird, a crow or raven

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DT 28870

Clan uniting with alien group (6) = SEPTET

clan = SEPT, alien = ET

SEPT = clan; division of a tribe

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