The Times - Cryptic - Times Cryptic 26684 - March 28, 2017

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A bishop has way of speaking about a regrettable royal event? ABDICATION
A bit of fun with footballers appearing in bloomers LARKSPURS
A bolder flirt, one plays around — it can be shocking DEFIBRILLATOR
After a short time wine makes one anything but cheerful MOROSE
Bill, grabbed by impertinent girl, leaving coat on road? MACADAM
Capital to suffer 1666 event as reported BERN
Commanding little devil, last in the den, retreating IMPERIAL
Copy, somewhat inferior perhaps, on reflection REPRO
Deity to be celebrated with event coming round SUNGOD
Distress of female in US university after party DISCOMFIT
Failure, I admitted in retrospect, making observation ESPIAL
Female in uniform given old-fashioned punishment for making suggestions GUIDELINES
Glib accounts one ignored following travel books GOSPELS
Hindu god outside prison set up somewhere in India AMRITSAR
Holy woman with little time for wine CLARET
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Islamic ruler's beginning to sink in boggy ground MIRE
It'll be easy, not as we planned NOSWEAT
Lots of superior chaps keeping private UMPTEEN
Loudmouth putting men off the tube STENT
Loveless individual in army bashed on the head CROWNED
Maiden rejected by flood survivor — the one demanding obedience? SHE
Most considerate, giving information before learner enters exam GENTLEST
One ruined team, after transformation, went to great heights? MOUNTAINEERED
Proper identification for additive in 2017? PRIMENUMBER
Property returned in the case getting knocked about ESCHEAT
Provision of refreshments that would suit a small congregation? ROOMSERVICE
Simple dwelling lacking home for vehicle CAB
Something to make small hole, allowing river to enter in trickle DRIBBLE
Thus heartless boss, political type, makes attempt to arouse sympathy SOBSTORY
Town has to manage growth — that's hard RUNCORN