The Times Cryptic Crossword Puzzle Answers for May 5, 2016

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A host of couples beginning to act in drama View Answer
Agent's skill in wind with boat View Answer
Answer couple with consecutive letters, most pessimistically View Answer
Artist regularly selected teal, grey and green View Answer
Bona fide ex food manufacturing traveller's description? View Answer
Bypass not going around English town View Answer
Copied index — or excerpts from floor shows View Answer
Despairing comment when tax breaks end in August View Answer
End fuel recycling as required View Answer
Give up holiday to work View Answer
Grave, awfully shy one, nothing like this? View Answer
Had string of diamonds one's wearing supervised? View Answer
Hip surgeon maybe in spot: something to do with washing View Answer
Husband breaking leg used to get delayed View Answer
One has few bright moments, save for this? View Answer
One unlikely to give up lead after overtaking you once View Answer
One who'd escape the writer's miserable literary confines View Answer
Pour ale all round insect View Answer
Push from United not in vain View Answer
Reportedly India's top batsman a revelation View Answer
Reveal sponsor: certainly not one from the City View Answer
Ring across enclosed pen View Answer
Rustic has those for broadening mind View Answer
Snake left in den after cutting tail off View Answer
Some wildlife series, much loved, on radio View Answer
Town's attraction, gripping many times over View Answer
Where imposing construction carries sound, ultimately? View Answer
Wind up backing broadcast making allowance for its music? View Answer

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