The Times Cryptic Crossword Puzzle Answers for August 15, 2016

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A branch shortly becoming efficient View Answer
Address on Beaumont St, Oxford curiously AE Housman's? Lumme! View Answer
Beginning to lose in battle, he's desperate for good luck! View Answer
Cloakroom pin where witch secures three pretty elegant caps View Answer
Compliance in the assignment of Nautilus? View Answer
Comprehensive has charged up front for cover at night View Answer
Contaminate false teeth, biting article View Answer
Emperor worshipped God over time in course of African trip View Answer
Fighter capsizing before me — one easily sunk? View Answer
Hear about wood that's cheap View Answer
Insect, say, with frail wings, by houses View Answer
Lolly in trifle promptly sent back View Answer
Marine mammal, close View Answer
Old film evidently has twice bombed View Answer
Origins of cosmos explained: large-scale evolution brings a star View Answer
Party to empty pub, it's suggested? View Answer
Poet putting love on tape View Answer
Precious thing to get over, competitive motoring View Answer
Put out the litter View Answer
Quickly appreciate an appreciative audience? View Answer
Royals kept wangling a way to score, of course? View Answer
Sly, keen to hide at the back View Answer
State has run out of notes, behold! View Answer
Stew made with a tin full of beans View Answer
Two boys getting drunk a good deal? View Answer
Umbrella hardly opening, cry of disapproval about it View Answer
US author, books in head View Answer
Wrongly name birds retreating into the distance View Answer

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