The Times Cryptic Crossword Puzzle Answers for May 20, 2016

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Active early Liberal plugging slogan in support of wildlife sanctuary? View Answer
Apt to rise fast, perhaps, when crossing motorway View Answer
As cellar, maybe, was sinking, last of beer removed View Answer
Athlete doing marathon initially wearing running things View Answer
Bill and Al on reflection the pair to beat! View Answer
CO perhaps to run out of things to say? View Answer
Contents of cask — raw lubricant — tipped over ramparts View Answer
Court case involves uplifting music View Answer
Cross after heading for beach to find litter View Answer
Group to stop broadcasting View Answer
Horse wearing pair of spectacles? That's a surprise! View Answer
I love 1AM ramble, after changing into jogging things? View Answer
Joyful exclamation: morning in bed devouring book that's trashy? View Answer
Malnourished patient possibly doctor's particular interest? View Answer
Members meeting at centre criticise poverty vocally View Answer
Offensive street drawings that could get you going! View Answer
One left evidently indebted and annoyed View Answer
One's going to some trouble View Answer
Person selling part of cooker with two rings missing View Answer
Poor condition of rhino and crocodile View Answer
Rock fan maybe after excitement googles it View Answer
Small round cuff View Answer
Sports officials are concerned with book View Answer
Station master in fact not moving posh car View Answer
Stick up marquee perhaps to accommodate mass staging View Answer
Still life's half mounted on print View Answer
Stroke women's T-shirt so wantonly View Answer
Wake, taking hobnob for energy snack View Answer
Winter Olympian's weapon? View Answer
Work, as non-drinkers do, after retirement View Answer

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