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  1. head start. HEADíS+TART
  2. fawns. F+AWNS (swan anag.)
  3. Margate. M+ARGATE (a great anag.)
  4. red pencil. RE+D+PENCIL
  5. confine. CON+FINE
  6. outpost. OUT+POST
  7. straightforward. (two meanings)
  8. starter. START+ER
  9. stand-up. (two meanings)
  10. miserable. (anag.)
  11. duelist. (straight cryptic)
  12. erect. ER+E+CT (RE rev.)
  13. long-range. (two meanings)
  1. hammocks. HAM+MOCKS
  2. airliner. AIR+LINER
  3. scampi. S+CAMP+I
  4. averse. A+VERSE
  5. trade-off. TRADE+OFF
  6. five-star. FIVES+TAR
  7. whacko. WHACK+O
  8. sculpt. S+CU+L+PT
  9. interest. (two meanings)
  10. hardball. (two meanings)
  11. audition. (two meanings)
  12. deportee. DE+PORT+E+E
  13. sample. S(i)MPLE becoming S(A)MPLE
  14. assume. (anag.)
  15. Sweden. SWEDE+N
  16. appear. A+P+PEA+R