The Telegraph - CRYPTIC CROSSWORD NO: 3,118 - Jul 25 2021

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Clues Answers
A shallow lake across the sea, perhaps? ABROAD
America in song for party CAROUSAL
Announce new metal group PROMULGATE
Author inexperienced, by the sound of it? GREENE
Average teacher sorry? PARDON
Battle beyond party, that's clear CONSOMME
Bearing north, a sect dispersed around it STANCE
Cross including two poles placed crosswise! TRANSVERSE
Cut material, fixed amount LACERATION
Dark without famous people? STARLESS
Dry, exposed rock in area SECTOR
Engine driver so genial, surprisingly GASOLINE
Fool drinking seventh and eighth of Guinesses, barred CLOSED
Grating, where scattering of dirt sent STRIDENT
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Ignore frantic second cry of parachutist GERONIMO
Large fine HANDSOME
Large framework horse hauled up with effort GANTRY
Lighten lingerie originally in maroon BLEACH
Mark and Don trained raider COMMANDO
Old Briton selected for audition? PICT
Perfect drama Eliot conjured up TAILORMADE
Refuse boat JUNK
Right by a whisker JUST
Some professor, a clever expert ORACLE
Spelling nigh impossible, old flame claimed HEXING
Tiny stones in backbone? GRIT
Whatever it's called requires a bit of strength in gymnastics THINGY
Writer of examination for dog SETTER