The Times Cryptic Crossword

Unaccompanied male operating, a wise man

SOLOMON ...

They enjoy inflicting pain, like retired detectives way back

SADISTS ...

Start delivering goods in German city

TRIGGER ...

Spray shrub briefly with last of insecticide

SYRINGE ...

Single-minded obsession of woman nursing Arab

MONOMANIA ...

Primate reportedly observed a Scotsman of great importance

spider monkey ...

One who regrets hiding key for person delivering

RESCUER ...

Mostly benevolent sergeant-major, a new member of the clan

KINSMAN ...

Loutishness of baddy finally replacing initiator of heist

YOBBERY ...

Liqueur no one young at university initially identifies

NOYAU ...

Lightly wash back of cooker in quarters

RINSE ...

Honour rise of the Spanish maid in Paris

ENNOBLE ...

Hold forth about gang leader, getting shot

OPALINE ...

Glowing article by doctor breaking fast

LAMBENT ...

Getting rid of doughy pudding left abandoned

DUMPING ...

Fresh greens I’d eat at first, given vitality

ENERGISED ...

French composer right to abandon burlesque

SATIE ...

Former lord crushed by one’s first spell in jail

old-time ...

Figure a small number continue to badger

NONAGON ...

Fabulous writer thus breaking a record

AESOP ...