The Times - Cryptic - Times Quick Cryptic No 2602

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Clues Answers
Bitter half seen in soothing surroundings RESENTFUL
Captain beginning to skin smoked fish SKIPPER
Change loose dress SHIFT
Copy first of adult games APE
Cornered brick carrier holding returned chicken product HOGGED
Fearing losing head studying READING
First of all merchants exchange limes or nectarines for other fruit MELON
First signs of horsefly's unwelcome, exasperating appearance HUE
Former railway employee is one sending goods out EXPORTER
Grip cold electrical appliance CLAMP
Guided around North in advance LEND
Hoteliers lost stray cat perhaps TORTOISESHELL
In favour of job suggestion PROPOSITION
Clues Answers
Lily left books with you and me LOTUS
Nimble US soldier drowning in beer AGILE
Oddly hear poet producing musical HAMILTON
Part of foot in church INCH
Passenger bill includes rodent GERBIL
Perfect force having no rules FLAWLESS
Reportedly vote against animal noise NEIGH
Rotten team not in position to score OFFSIDE
Say a cult transformed injured party CASUALTY
Seasoning on one sausage PEPPERONI
Tack in three directions SEW
Trust from worker perhaps covering cover up BELIEVE
Wood regularly found in vellum ELM