The Times Cryptic Crossword Puzzle Answers for August 22, 2016

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Clue Answer
Boasted about stadium in centre becoming packed View Answer
Boatman left end of pier, rounding Lido for a change View Answer
Country taken in by cunning of French nobleman View Answer
Detective spotted in restaurant? View Answer
Difficulty over what sounds like a dwarf plant View Answer
Draw game? He painted frescoes and altarpieces View Answer
Eye chap with limo unexpectedly abandoning West Indies View Answer
Fond of east Belgian province wherein resides old press chief View Answer
German state, for example, hosting variable cricket side View Answer
Head of chemistry in flawed university department View Answer
Huge unspecified number indisposed to enter Jerusalem View Answer
It's wrong following gang in Scotland! View Answer
Key ceremony Americans initially holding in Republican state View Answer
Law Lord backing fat person of limited intelligence View Answer
Length of yarn — extremely sick one in German View Answer
Like a judge, perhaps, show distress about retiring View Answer
Lover has change of heart, fixing cattle round-up View Answer
Move fast — tease dynamic youngster View Answer
Officer's pass — what general has, not field marshal? View Answer
Old Kenyan leader runs a plant in Africa View Answer
Plunder sack containing projectiles primarily for speedy discharge View Answer
Reveller using merry-go-round, changing sides ultimately View Answer
Role soldiers fill in setting up of army accommodation View Answer
Smile complacently — irritate sergeant-major at the front View Answer
Sport administrators torn apart by one such awful bloomer View Answer
Take in copper enthralled by old book View Answer
The worse for wear, as Stephen was? View Answer
Touchy operative, essential person who has to get on? View Answer
Trooper finally feeding fellow soldier's dog View Answer
Unchallengeable criminal seen around Brixton, for example View Answer
Upset American idol's code of beliefs? View Answer
Wine caused painter to set about innkeeper at first View Answer

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