Welcome to the page with the answers to today's (December 9th 2021) clues of The Guardian Cryptic crossword.

Below is the list of all of today's clues (a total of 33 clues). Just click on a clue to get the answer.

Composer didn't have 'unfinished', with end of symphony penned (5)
Bird or insect beside plant stem (9)
Sham flier heading north in gannet, acting like magpie? (9)
Under spruce, hole's opening (5)
Shag explorer lying back, commander (7)
Rogue payment in the news (7)
Squawk by old bird, though not old bird! (5)
Money returned — woof! (3)
Bird — tit (5)
Terrible fear in turkey, seeing gull (7)
Swallow against birds flying west (7)
About right, brief idea for currency (5)
Shake tree, perhaps, where there's cuckoo I feed a lot (9)
Birds in tree almost caught by dogs (9)
More than one bird rises up, it's said? (5)
See 7
Novel is by all contributors initially referring to language unit (8)
Queen caught by pelican, neatly (4)
Venom bound to stuff a bunny (8)
Unfortunate scrap defended by jerk (6)
Bird after song for competition (5,5)
Controlled strike at parrot in windy park (6,4)
Ultimate characters seen in the magnificent Coptic church make an impression (4)
Corporation documents, puffed up (5)
Contract secured by quail for device used on American rails (10)
Herb has heard bird (5)
Dove, one perched on hand after uplifting eclipse (8)
Laud vet following surgery after duck produced eggs (8)
Leader of Conservatives in bumbling oaf is humiliating disaster (6)
Cook cooks old birds (6)
Bottom on turf, great tackle (4)
Bird laugh (4)
Some fugitive, as yet loose (4)