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Jumbo Crossword - 129

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Tidily gets rid of weary Scala participants (6,4)
6    Reported fish in lock (5)
10    Little bits of dirt in glasses, they tell us (6)
16    Sign to return for Verne's captain (4)
18    Try out a wiry muscle? (4)
19    Still be in bed about one (3,2)
21    Attempt to derive information from relatives with a vegetable (7)
24    Take a bus man's holiday as an actor, may be (2,2,4)
26    Like the fatherland in Cumberland (8)
27    She comes from Nevada (3)
28    Person withdrawing my money (3)
30    British railways help production of decorative edging (5)
32    Half a dozen that belong to Violet (3)
33    Makes money from sea birds? (4)
35    They're in the minority (8)
37    A crush-half of kids missing this winter sports entertainment (5-3)
38    Has her concoction to use again (6)
39    Environment of a desert waterhole wherein there's nothing according to the status quo (5)
41    Relatively foreign national figure (3)
42    Winter terms? (3,4)
45    Complain when I get confused (5)
46    Get that woman away from the oil well, man! (3)
48    Such a bonus for drivers leads to a reduced cover charge (2-5)
50    Home of the brave even earlier? (3)
52    Sailor lad, lost at sea (3,4)
53    City rebuilt by Al Pope (6)
56    Rejoiced in winning the duel Tex organised (7)
57    Small pliers for picking up? (8)
59    Sat around with former service women? (3)
62    Fool one leaving Belgian port (5)
64    After a century it would be like a keg (3)
65    The man's a fool - he stuck to a fat-free diet (4,5)
67    Cover a bird doesn't have on (3)
69    Father of medicine drops boxes onto a pachyderm (5)
70    Many a lair contains a wild animal (5)
71    First, the heathens eat yellow people! (4)
72    Neo- opposite (5)
74    Bank in abundance (4)
75    Water nymphs in a sad muddle (6)
76    They carry charges for ending the restorations (4)
78    Had a butchers butchered dog, the French would be involved (5)
79    Strange to find a Bible man doing casual work (3,3)
82    Put down three points, about five days before (4)
84    Airline in change of headgear (6)
86    A television gives back-trouble round the Baltic state (6)
88    Pine implement for sharpening steel (4)
89    Platforms for speakers or star turns (6)
90    Agitating-bears a weapon (5)
92    Old PM's zest, getting out of this scrape? (4)
94    In depression, find somewhere to drink (6)
95    Not having much alternative after reaching the river (4)
96    Dull, almost tangled in appearance (5)
97    American waistcoat (4)
99    It metamorphosed one minute previously (5)
101    Alternative part of course (5)
103    Some of the skiffs on a Scottish river (3)
104    But after the outburst of it, there may be some coolness (3,6)
107    Articles - a collection of literary anecdotes (3)
108    Republic, although a nation in part (5)
110    Is this how you say hello to hundred? (3)
111    Cleaner be marked out (8)
113    Rent rises during visit to this impressive home (7)
116    Very unusual look initially with the cloth turned back low, (6)
118    The viewer's situation (7)
121    Landed without a blonde to make a little money abroad (3)
123    Assumes provisionally, while one sees how far one can go (5,2)
125    Kelvin’s left  the boss - a ‘rich la-di-da type’ (3)
126    Travelling kits one holds on to tightly (5)
127    Brain-storm involving eleven at an Indian restaurant (7)
129    With 'er there's nothing over (3)
131    Rent is never returned; I replaced one of the notes (5)
133    One who gives head aggressively? (6)
135    Character reaching the top (8)
138    Citing ways to remove the dug-in cad (8)
141    Suspiration almost high for returned soldiers (4)
142    Opera without men-could be moving (3)
144    A girl crew member turning up about one (5)
146    The language said at the altar? (3)
148    Might arrive before June (3)
149    Old councillor gave tree to island (8)
151    It shows intelligence (8)
155    What is chewed turns solid and sticks (7)
156    Exercise first mate found an annoyance (5)
157    Louis Pasteur only carries money for a small kangaroo (4)
158    Beloved artificial language left behind (4)
159    Not the best whiskey in the view of the Kremlin? (6)
160    A picking-up point (5)
161    Land with a poor delivery all over the place (10)

DOWN:
2    Ventilating devices - one of them is in Paris! (7)
3    One with a dissolute inclination (4)
4    One usually obliging (5)
5    Prefix a title to the guard officer (3)
6    Study trickery? (3)
7    Crafty observation of a crank? (3)
8    Cry to see spring flower come up (4)
9    Yogi Bear's first rare animation? (5)
11    How one might dance with one's wife having sired twins in France, perhaps (3,2,4)
12    Epithet for Derby, for example? (9)
13    From the bank I take personal belongings (3)
14    Old maid? (7-5)
15    Could be nine seas in tumult (2,1,5)
17    Film star Marilyn is around no more (6)
20    Son of a son (3)
21    Like to look at (4)
22    Roughly treat chap with title (9)
23    Honourable backing for some Japanese drama (3)
25    Barrels seen when nuts go berserk (4)
26    Some manner of music (3)
29    American-born Japanese helps to show this American is Eisenhower (5)
31    A public house is where you see an insect (5)
34    Crack troops capture second Greek island (5)
35    For a cold (6)
36    They play a supporting role in the studio (6)
40    Hands up for those wanting a change (4)
43    Spiteful creature having game when one's eyes are closed briefly (6)
44    In a frenzy creating a mess (5)
47    On radio carry folded paper for catchy tune (3-6)
49    Plant having shelter being the first to come up (7)
51    Does it make everything sweet and clean? (5,4)
53    Leave behind sailor and almost one boat... (7,4)
54    Ring for some fish (4)
55    Something shady to assist a royal geatway (3)
56    Despot has little Dorothy encompassing such extra-sensory perception (3)
58    Pressure line amounting to nothing where drink is available (6)
60    Eliot hit right inside top (1-5)
61    Observe others without being observed (3)
63    Variety of rose that gives varied resistance (8)
65    Imprison the Italian after German agreement (4)
66    A measure of enlightenment (6,5)
68    No deep recession for Jason's father! (5)
71    Former PM allying Kennedy with Bush (3,5)
73    Is recumbent deficiency in Washington’s utterances? (4)
77    A tradesman bursting into tears (9)
80    Shock as girl gets officer rank (4)
81    Eve barges round for drinks (9)
83    Makes a cross decision (5)
85    British had long spell that's over in this sultanate (6)
87    Where two playful gentlemen turn up an O to a cleric (6)
91    The pig is a tiresome one, it seems (4)
93    They fled from France, possibly Reims for example (7)
97    Persecute many a former spouse! (3)
98    One standing on moving platform (12)
100    All endlessly follow me with food! (4)
102    Acquire lots of money - like a croupier? (4,2)
105    Your pithy end! (3)
106    A lot many Romans many can view initially? (3)
107    Fine musical instrument needed for dramatic production (5)
109    Formerly compensates, but let out when upset (2,3,4)
111    Malicious to preclude taking an educational degree (6)
112    Sighting an orb in the middle of the night? (6)
114    Spinners getting disheartened. Made more runs than anyone else, though (3,6)
115    Mythical footary, perhaps? (9)
117    In America, the heartless teacher used to be behind the iron curtain (4)
119    Expression of disapproval by motorists or Scotsmen (5)
120    Not far to cover on the rock (8)
122    Foxy female (5)
124    Fleet Street contains an awful mixture of printers (5)
128    Truly, get in the act! (6)
130    Storm in, angry, having been entertained (7)
132    Vintners' needs (4)
134    In the foyer, hysterical Welshman (4)
136    A number in a row (3)
137    Incurred a bill that mounted fast (3,2)
139    TV celeb, Dicky, in C&A (5)
140    Certify it's all right by issuing this? (3)
143    Trouble reported with drink? (3)
145    Somewhat bizarre, Heidi flipped over German fellow (4)
147    Some considered England paradise (4)
150    Never the girl in the middle (3)
152    Would an owl have the wit to do this, by the sound of it? (3)
153    Fiddle some clothes (3)
154    One reorganization that takes a long time (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 128
Across:
1 A soft touch, 6 Oribi, 10 Bandit, 16 Loud, 18 Sand, 19 Esher, 21 Piloted, 24 Agnostic, 26 Helpmeet, 27 Ami, 28 Ess, 30 Totem, 32 Tri, 33 Ruth, 35 Drops off, 37 Gomorrah, 38 Altair, 39 Irish, 41 Ill, 42 Osmanli, 45 Armer, 46 NOC, 48 Eventer, 50 Are, 52 Embargo, 53 Chichi, 56 Amounts, 57 Moonshot, 59 Lam, 62 Tutti, 64 Gee, 65 Jack Sprat, 67 DCI, 69 In rem, 70 Taiga, 71 Moab, 72 Clare, 74 Coca, 75 Norman, 76 Leda, 78 Doled, 79 Octroi, 82 Nibs, 84 Dingle, 86 Lymphs, 88 Ahem, 89 In situ, 90 Locke, 92 Eddy, 94 Lupins, 95 Pour, 96 Rasta, 97 Rams, 99 Outdo, 101 Sweat, 103 USA, 104 Where else, 107 Tia, 108 Waves, 110 Hal, 111 Terrapin, 113 Diabolo, 116 Farmer, 118 In utero, 121 I do, 123 Cat’s-paw, 125 Rag, 126 No-one, 127 Spotlit, 129 Spa, 131 Wooer, 133 Extort, 135 Sandbank, 138 Clears up, 141 Eire, 142 Ant, 144 Eider, 146 Ats, 148 Nae, 149 Scapular, 151 Royalist, 155 Keratin, 156 Sonia, 157 Arti, 158 Oxon, 159 Delphi, 160 Yanks, 161 Safety pins.

Down:  2 Stimuli, 3 Tote, 4 Clasp, 5 Hog, 6 Odo, 7 Ist, 8 Bait, 9 Incog, 11 Anemogram, 12 Depardieu, 13 Ism, 14 The thing to do, 15 Artifice, 17 Uncoil, 20 E'er, 21 Para, 22 Little bit, 23 Der, 25 Sufi, 26 Hem, 29 Somme, 31 Tommy, 34 Halva, 35 Drongo, 36 Fright, 40 Hath, 43 Stooge, 44 Arose, 47 Fettucini, 49 Ermined, 51 Roman nose, 53 Costa del sol, 54 Crag, 55 Ilk, 56 Amp, 58 Nem con, 60 Ashram, 61 Bib, 63 Tiresias, 65 Jill, 66 Candle power, 68 Canoe, 71 Metadata, 73 Albs, 77 Adulthood, 80 Rhys, 81 Impassion, 83 Incas, 85 Guinea, 87 Persia, 91 Cute, 93 Drawn up, 97 Rug, 98 Making a stand, 100 USSR, 102 Wapiti, 105 Rho, 106 Elf, 107 Tract, 109 Viewpoint, 111 Teasel, 112 Instep, 114 Bilingual, 115 Long beach, 117 Anew, 119 Taste, 120 Crevasse, 122 Wound, 124 A-list, 128 Prefix, 130 Arraign, 132 Octa, 134 Teen, 136 Air, 137 Kerry, 139 Ratna, 140 Usk, 143 NCO, 145 Rota, 147 Fray, 150 Pie, 152 Yin, 153 Los, 154 SOS.

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