Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword Puzzle Answers on August 7th 2017

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August 7th 2017 Answers

Clue Solution
Deride the fact that it’s very noisy at the back of the disco SCOFF
For a man, a nominal award? OSCAR
I call for a change of colour LILAC
Possibly not a high speed? TON
Turn and leave the rail terminus with a writer GOGOL
Pay for a knockout finish to the bout FORKOUT
Flogs with strips of leather? WELTS
Silliest deception? LIE
Pretty average TV, for instance MEDIUM
Communications satellite that had the power to startle? TELSTAR
Would sound like a xylophone, presumably WOOD
A little kiss for Gregory? PECK
He joins a publicity specialist as chief HEADMAN
Was frugal with the arrangement for a spread SPARED
Listener’s noted warm heart EAR
Thanks to the French, they’re associated with Canterbury TALES
Angered by an anagram ENRAGED
Moves the wrists with no initial point STIRS
Mining union’s weapon? GUN
A plot cooked up by an ancient Greek PLATO
Formal positions in fencing? POSTS
Investigate two failures in the Scottish National Party SNOOP
A villa in Birmingham ASTON
Caused resentment when one’s status was advanced RANKLED
Flier making love in bed COOT
Best of the bunch? FLOWER
Given a suitable place in the cabinet FILED
Language in which to proscribe a trade union? BANTU
Gosh – a French horn! COR
Speculated as to what the guest said GUESSED
Being well drilled can make men rich OIL
Rouse some mixed-up juveniles LIVEN
It obscures some chaos around the weekend SMOKE
Man dies, senselessly, for young women MAIDENS
Don’t stick at pontoon! TWIST
All to give a child a name TOTAL
Ideal, but it can make Pa groan! PARAGON
On the map of Greater London, is it next to Charlton? HESTON
Ruin in one short month MAR
Friendly, soft-headed associate PALLY
Lies in a forest stream RESTS
A certain amount of decimation TENTH
Therefore contributing to the greater good ERGO
Grand American name GUS

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