December 28 2016 - The Guardian - Cryptic Crossword Answers

December 28 2016 - The Guardian - Cryptic Crossword Answers

ClueAnswer
Bacterium gets bought, we're told, or gametesGERMCELLS
Bemoan period of doing without cakes before noonLAMENT
Composer's moving tear, captivated by French hornCREATOR
Exactly what the bare-bosomed have rejectedSPOTON
Fixture to support curtain featureTIEBACK
Fuss over Madonna, due back on a stage to be choreographed (4,1,4,3,5,5)MAKEASONG
Head of municipality to pull in favours for thriving areasBoomTowns
Hum and turn round — that is rhythmic musicBOOGIE
It's easy to rouse Irish port, according to SpoonerCAKE
Longed to receive team's kit with lined motifPINSTRIPED
Magridal Bizet's penned in city by the TarnALBI
Motor lubricant but not one for a girlCAROL
Patriotic work, extremely American, but not US?ANTHEM
Perish, then arise miraculously in this hymn?DIESIRAE
Sacrifice no time in playing Bach motetHECATOMB
Seductress's lacy pants with edging of pearls roundCALYPSO
See 14ANDDANCEABOUT
See 16WALK
Son tucked into goose; he sought secondsTWIST
Speechless about group's bagpipeMUSETTE
Stern king with sensitivity for musicREAR
Strike off priest I meant to reformELIMINATE
Symbol of peasant's morbid and empty lifeSICKLE
Tenor disheartened in melody fit to be forteSTRONGSUIT
The French show attack on TurksLEPANTO
They collect scraps of some early jazz piecesRAGMEN
They ruminate about ex-PM not reaching a conclusionCATTLE
Tinker half-heartedly with perfumery's ultimate potpourriMEDLEY
What may soothe infant with head droppingLULLABY