Irish Times (Crosaire) - Jun 3 2017

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A lover is short with bachelor in charge of one of the exercises AEROBIC
Agents looking for intelligence of some Da Vinci artefacts CIA
Ambassador has no love for jealous type ENVY
Amuse oneself in Government? They're grounds for kicking one's opponents perhaps! PLAYINGFIELDS
Benefit of remarkable timer MERIT
Can't make sense of what the actors produced - presumably it's something to do with mating ritual? PLAYHARDTOGET
Captain Cook scrubs inkpot to use it for making chocolate CACAO
Cart missing from dead centre is required NEEDED
Characters of ethnic identity interested in illegal activity CID
Could be delayed by drama writer coming to agreement at interval PLAYEDFORTIME
Director used it to film a Cream compilation CAMERA
Engels' revolutionary doctrine from the start included in captions LEGENDS
English neighbour capitalises on several cups of tea SCOT
Finishes early piece that's key to reading 1984 YEAR
Fortune is brave losing the head LUCKY
Free part of underground organisation UNDO
Handy position for sailor covering Kipling's novel from books' centre AKIMBO
I broke china inside with appliance MACHINE
Is only strange in a curious way NOSILY
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It's automatic to turn away from contributor ROBOTIC
It's bad luck for Pole in therapy to take note CURSED
Looking for more partners having a game of golf PLAYINGAROUND
Most of 13 across is on all sides today, for starters PLAY
Of course half of 12 across is at school YES
Old writer makes use of affirmation from The Little Pigs OINK
Pick holes in Slate? DEVALUE
Pleasure is real problem for one who is late FUNERAL
Point to victory in Euros playing with butterflies in one's stomach NERVOUS
Produced some nice footwork with ball approaching first defender DANCED
Shape of one of the builders BODY
Sudden attacks take this from forsythias? FORAYS
Support two companies around Point CONFIRM
Terrible gulag, for example, set up for those taking flight perhaps LUGGAGE
The pull of The New Yorker YANK
Vivian in genuine comeback REVIVAL
Well-informed precious type with footballers in centre of the pitch AUFAIT
What coward was capable of producing to make music with lead singer PLAYS
What's the point of covering up torpedo tubes? DOT