January 5 2017 - The Guardian - Cryptic Crossword Answers

January 5 2017 - The Guardian - Cryptic Crossword Answers

ClueAnswer
26 or 9 inspiring a writerTWAIN
A bloomer, one abandoning ally and old writer, virtuallyJONQUIL
A little stout, a handsome statesman?UTAHAN
A Winter's Tale character caught up in passion is romanticORSINO
A Winter's Tale character I love after soon rescuing protagonist at the endANTONIO
A Winter's Tale character in the midst of hoax, raging brieflyOLIVIA
A Winter's Tale character is absent — a mistake?SEBASTIAN
A Winter's Tale character one's playedVIOLA
A Winter's Tale character showing nerve after illnessAGUECHEEK
A Winter's Tale character to dischargeBELCH
A Winter's Tale character with perfect stuff aboutMARIA
A Winter's Tale character's endless rotFESTE
Act of betrayal in the end, lost causeTREASON
All to play for, with raise to pocketJACKPOT
Beauty cheers up after more bad breaksDREAMBOAT
Breaking record, work returned is for state capitalANNAPOLIS
Copy Greek character has to tear upPIRATE
Crank has to perform with water regulatorWEIRDO
Food reliable, though not starterTABLE
Gorge in middle of Yeovil, a tree ruinedOVEREAT
Kindness ultimately lacking in vast witCOMIC
Mitigate rebuke, say?LESSEN
nfinit?LIMITLESS
Old Shakespearean wino denied victory — this to add flavour?OREGANO
One shy of seven?BASHFUL
Roughly two steps around base of device, best point of contactSWEETSPOT
Rounded parts of spheres, no apexLOBES
Salesman's turned up, very difficult to continuePERSEVERE
Time frames for coursesTRACKS
Warming device one's tucking into slit?GASHEATER
Whale hump nursed by princessBELUGA
Woman acting as boy, character shortly bagging a dukeLADETTE