Irish Times (Crosaire) - Dec 8 2016

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Anne IV retires to European city VIENNA
Announces dinner for the youngsters working in American hotels BELLBOYS
Backing track tells a story but not necessarily the right one LIAR
Bank deposit perhaps is set up by soldier SILT
Bright spark gets top five in 25 across to strike BRAINBOX
Directs a threat against leaders in the information centre DATA
Disgust for sweetheart in scruffy sauna NAUSEA
Display panel? SCREEN
Do one's best gin cocktail - it's not easy TRYING
Due to leave Cote d'Azur with old despot CZAR
Exam can be a struggle within the bounds of a number of conflicts INTERWAR
Grand story about Gene Tierney's initial single relates to the formation of The Stones EPIGENETIC
It's a stroke of luck for a school head missing in West African country contacting America ASABONUS
It's about a nice ending to a fair amount of misery in crude place REFINERY
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Jobseeker misses joke at the bar BEERS
Lively type made it an order ANIMATED
Minds starting 15 across at school BRAINS
Nearly all those in 8 down from Ireland writing to someone making the most sense BRAINIER
Nile porter disturbed uninvited guest INTERLOPER
Opening port on the Loire edges PORE
Pick me up in Australia surrounded by those kept back in school PROZAC
Please move out ASLEEP
Presumably knows why someone has a swelled head and is capable of changing their mind BRAINSPECIALIST
Spoiled scene trading insults OFFENCES
They'll get you thinking of intelligence factions BRAINCELLS
Typical of mother and wife to mobilise over last altercation MATERNALLY
Visit accountant on the outskirts of Listowel at home CALLIN
Women in some reports went overseas SWUM