The Times Cryptic Crossword Puzzle Answers for August 19, 2016

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A small room this paper's editor made bullet-proof? View Answer
Ancient coat carried during troubles by an aristocratic leader View Answer
Answer question posh French female artist put about painting technique View Answer
Attack enemy leader after a breather View Answer
Character initially dug out of a hole View Answer
Cleans socks son initially removed View Answer
Confusion, note, with Henry stopping tennis shot View Answer
Corrupt cartel losing capital after a while View Answer
Drew back, having dashed across island View Answer
Expert such as Hadrian, hero of the Scots View Answer
First half of book by fantastic writer View Answer
I work in medical institution in old city View Answer
It helps mountaineer no end on way back View Answer
Males dressed formally for such a meeting? View Answer
Mark replaced roubles? Not right View Answer
Mostly imbibe sort of wine that's sweet View Answer
One's doing a turn before tea in island theatre View Answer
Peppered with bullets, fell with audible groan View Answer
Pick clubs and hearts over diamonds View Answer
Saviour, I muse, holding book in both hands View Answer
Singer wanted peripheral sections cut during church service View Answer
Small fruit and some asparagus? View Answer
Source of income apprentice's first lacking View Answer
Steal gold coin bishop preserved View Answer
Supplier of breakfast buffet sent outside about lunchtime? View Answer
Thrashing is not a bad form of punishment View Answer
Top cop having risen in service, free of imperfection View Answer
Trendy joint incorporates, oddly, this design View Answer
TV boss recording late broadcast with extremely rude content View Answer
Woman doing a twirl in ballet shoes View Answer

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