The Guardian - Cryptic Crossword Answers - November 9, 2015

The Guardian - Cryptic Crossword Answers - November 9, 2015

Clue Answer
A French and a Western leader are in the dark UNAWARE
A game little insect CRICKET
A head on one's shoulders CAPE
Avoid showing fright when catching the ball FORBEAR
Car taking record for deceleration? BRAKEDISC
Catty female TIGRESS
Cross-examiner? SCRUTINEER
Daydreaming, make wrong bet at cards ABSTRACTED
Exposes pretentiousness AIRS
Father's unhappy over girl in California PASADENA
Fido's upset the paint! DISTEMPER
Fringe left off the shelf EDGE
Get rid of undergrowth SCRUB
Goes in to fashion and being well-groomed SOIGNE
Hanging about with a number, fishing DANGLING
Highly strung, one whose life may be in the balance TIGHTROPEWALKER
How to lose weight quickly FAST
In a way, property is wealth PROSPERITY
Jean-Paul's wrongful arrest SARTRE
Kind of 23 where one's quickly in and out TIPANDRUN
Mineral water for Londoners SERPENTINE
Morning getting close? Correct AMEND
Personal column? SPINE
Soft grain, inferior but still highly esteemed PRICELESS
They reared up in classic race THEDERBY
Thieves commonly said to filch female underwear KNICKERS
Troops master the threat MENACE
Withdraw from the general uprising RENEGE
Young Victorian heroine caught in a lie ALICE