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Jumbo Crossword - 131

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Their union offers security (4,3,3)
6    A lot of people causing a commotion among diplomats (5)
10    Once US gets wildcats spotted (6)
16    There's nothing after the end of the month in Ireland (4)
18    A feeble-sounding period (4)
19    A tax return to distribute (5)
21    Little Richard's antelopes ! (3-4)
24    Ole!! Pinch mixture of carbolic acid (8)
26    Stops smoking when the fat sub waddles in (5,3)
27    One starting the Universe ? (3)
28    The favourite shows ill-humour (3)
30    Spoke in the plural? (5)
32    ...consumed in tea-break (3)
33    That would be the last bit of music to make Father firm (4)
35    Colour of the warships depressed ... (4,4)
37    Dress without the final preservative (8)
38    Think you can ring off? You only finish up fighting (4,2)
39    Just given the cartographer a job (2,3)
41    Paulo and Tome look lonely without it. (3)
42    In another planet, a fight for vegetables (7)
45    Sunshine is easy to bear (5)
46    As a come-back, the height of nonsense ! (3)
48    Steal in sympathy, despite integrity (7)
50    Gripped by traumatic uprising, as Egypt was once (3)
52    Pack twelve in a box (7)
53    One spirit party?  That’s strange! (1,3,2)
56    Shut up (7)
57    Held up by reporters, following a queen (8)
59    Would an owl have the wit to do this, by the sound of it? (3)
62    Look back to study of ancient times (5)
64    English and American soldier dropped out of Measure for Measure (3)
65    Precaution of a night watchman at the bank ? (9)
67    Female participant in the New England witch-hunts (3)
69    Turkish city on road a native takes (5)
70    Had trouble in the middle of the motorway, getting Gordon killed (5)
71    Fish-catcher missing first two in getting its fish? (4)
72    Cuba's dictator beheaded ballplayer from Houston (5)
74    Unruly crowd captures a kingdom of old (4)
75    Revolutionary Greek islander is caught (6)
76    A beautiful name is much too much for such a bone (4)
78    Regretting taking a turn in a circle ? (5)
79    Serial produced in the country (6)
82    Many a gun broken by rubbish ? (4)
84    Klaus seen going round a foreign capital (6)
86    Pointed silver allowed for one of high birth (6)
88    She confuses Mary (4)
89    It rouses after the manner of strong spirit (6)
90    Teaching assistants run into hospital facility for shocker (5)
92    What is the point of fencing? (4)
94    Dog spoke endlessly about gospel-writer? Endlessly (6)
95    Rupert starts up with the right indication of content (4)
96    Demolished what's soundly built (5)
97    Why the conflict? Stay cool and keep on your guard (4)
99    Nigel finally moves to other side of river (5)
101    Applause in some clatter (5)
103    What's dug up is worth little to Scandinavians (3)
104    The opposite of all dressed up and nowhere to go (7,2)
107    Somewhat feudal terrorist group? (3)
108    Plane crash in Asia (5)
110    So this is the land of the march composer! (3)
111    It helps to remember variable income after starting major networking (8)
113    Venom so stirred in progressive (5,2)
116    It may be a rush job making it (6)
118    The tragic lover who grew a beard about 50 (7)
121    Clergyman's turn (3)
123    Hit lazily but swiftly (7)
125    A green isle in the Aegean (3)
126    Made the mistake in the royal colour (5)
127    Confronted by two consecutive letters rubbed out (7)
129    Cry of discovery (3)
131    Drain second jug (5)
133    Formerly, space put up for ponies' grazing-land (6)
135    Disturbing prison clique (8)
138    Being in line with this, it's not the same thousand (8)
141    To the French artist it's a matter of atmosphere (4)
142    Half a dozen that belong to Violet (3)
144    Last of the Mohicans can be seen out in America (5)
146    Notice the key in the drink ! (3)
148    One's a fool to weaken (3)
149    Writes one's first letters (8)
151    Has recourse to lies; suit a crook (8)
155    Wise to put the point briefly under difficulty inside (7)
156    Intimidate on board vessels (5)
157    Prune ends for a change ? (4)
158    A sort of pouch made juicy stitching (4)
159    That's enough! Dreadful moron gets the point (2,4)
160    Understands kindling (5)
161    Min happens to be able to produce fine writing (10)

Down:
2    In a new moon one seem to us to be portending evil (7)
3    Galatea's beloved. Bill is all for him (4)
4    Lacking substance as the maiden in an example of type-casting (5)
5    Derision expressed in many a high-pitched catcall (3)
6    Study trickery ? (3)
7    Pussy's shipmate (3)
8    Sounds as if you and I are there when this keeps the water back (4)
9    Piece of cake in senseless coffee? (5)
11    What I might give for your final answer (9)
12    Carol able to upset the gentleman from Madrid (9)
13    Golfer feels to be missing iron (3)
14    See into the more reasonable wrath of a London girl (6,6)
15    How Matt finds ninth month very trying (8)
17    Fever of cowardice ? (6)
20    Having gone for a beer some way away (3)
21    Love game (4)
22    Leather finally selected for backing novel (9)
23    Resort in a foreign country (3)
25    City in Utah more organized (4)
26    Title right is raised (3)
29    Turn inside out for Mrs. John Lloyd's maiden name ? (5)
31    Ticklish pooch wandering in Dee Why (5)
34    Two precious metals brought to a market (5)
35    The doctor had the nude wheeled round anaesthetised (6)
36    Not confident it's wrong to use urn (6)
40    Get along slowly the patrol leader having the old trouble (4)
43    Name article about one general (6)
44    Red-headed lady going round the lake (5)
47    Notes manor made to re-align (9)
49    Covering article put on continually (2,3,2)
51    Oprah diet produces figure of beauty! (9)
53    Speechless sailor is foreshadowing (11)
54    Crazy about energy-packed drink (4)
55    Be required to pay some of the lower orders (3)
56    Pious heart yields acknowledgement of debt (3)
58    All reversing mummies are Peruvian camels (6)
60    Gee! I long for lecherous looks (6)
61    Turkish Governor to live on end of jetty (3)
63    Prior hosted loveless monster for tea (4,4)
65    His rightful movements seem respectful to us Indians (4)
66    Only a personal impression, but admissible as evidence (6-5)
68    Internet (essentially internet) composer (5)
71    Go right through the head with mere hiccup inside (8)
73    Fish only a lunatic would throw back (4)
77    Poor lodgings? (9)
80    Votes for (4)
81    A lack of good grounding was responsible for this slip (9)
83    Concerning the big bone ? (5)
85    A chunk is for an Egyptian god (6)
87    Behold a revolutionary in a Texan town (6)
91    Put one's name to part of the zodiac (4)
93    Ran into Bobby and Edward as one went along (7)
97    Conquered characters now return (3)
98    Make repayments to the exorcist or else! (12)
100    Letters of credit (4)
102    Able to copy something at a cocktail party (6)
105    A barbarian at the beginning of the country (3)
106    Catch prohibition being lifted. (3)
107    Rain-protector losing a measure of shade, perhaps ! (5)
109    Engage in gambling in army theatre (9)
111    Grounds for self-introduction during disorder (6)
112    I call myself up in the same place (6)
114    Amorous incitement to crime is wrong (9)
115    One who bosses the boss ? (9)
117    Helps if said differently (4)
119    A small noseless retreating animal (5)
120    Political work of a victim's group (8)
122    Country dropping a point in its currency (5)
124    Cadet behaved badly (5)
128    Unkempt lines within feminity's limits (6)
130    Once famous NZ liner transports an ape, I conclude (7)
132    Means of disposing of the leavings (4)
134    Right and proper to get absorbed (4)
136    They won with some inside help ! (3)
137    Pinched a letter to a relative (5)
139    It may be called for as the situation changes (5)
140    Cloth salesman ? (3)
143    Business contracted in America (3)
145    As a matter of course one waters this up (4)
147    Change act (4)
150    One may have a follower here (3)
152    I would get one for this despot (3)
153    Hundred is outside the scope of this service ! (3)
154    Despot has little Dorothy encompassing such extra-sensory perception (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 131
Across:
1 Clears away, 6 Chubb, 10 Specks, 16 Nemo, 18 Flex, 19 Lie in, 21 Pumpkin, 24 Go on tour, 26 Aspatria, 27 Eva, 28 One, 30 Braid, 32 Vis, 33 Erns, 35 Children, 37 Apres-ski, 38 Rehash, 39 Oasis, 41 Sam, 42 Ice ages, 45 Whine, 46 Gus, 48 No-claim, 50 USA, 52 Old salt, 53 Aleppo, 56 Exulted, 57 Minicabs, 59 Ats, 62 Twerp, 64 Ask, 65 Jack Sprat, 67 Cap, 69 Hippo, 70 Nyala, 71 They, 72 Paleo, 74 Bund, 75 Naiads, 76 Ions, 78 Ogled, 79 Odd job, 82 Eves, 84 Turban, 86 Latvia, 88 Hone, 89 Rostra, 90 Sabre, 92 Peel, 94 Trough, 95 Poor, 96 Matte, 97 Vest, 99 Imago, 101 Orbit, 103 Esk, 104 Hot temper, 107 Ana, 108 Ghana, 110 Hic, 111 Bedmaker, 113 Stately, 116 Vulgar, 118 Eyehole, 121 Ore, 123 Tries on, 125 Nob, 126 Grips, 127 Biriani, 129 O'er, 131 Riven, 133 Nutter, 135 Ascender, 138 Adducing, 141 Sigh, 142 Car, 144 Dinah, 146 Ido, 148 May, 149 Alderman, 151 Newsreel, 155 Cudgels, 156 Peeve, 157 Euro, 158 Idol, 159 Redeye, 160 Prong, 161 Nationwide.

Down:  2 Louvres, 3 Rake, 4 Angel, 5 Yeo, 6 Con, 7 UFO, 8 Blub, 9 Berra, 11 Pas de deux, 12 Classical, 13 Kit, 14 Serving-wench, 15 In a sense, 17 Monroe, 20 Iii, 21 Peer, 22 Manhandle, 23 Noh, 25 Tuns, 26 Air, 29 Nisei, 31 Aphis, 34 Samos, 35 Chilli, 36 Easels, 40 Swap, 43 Catnap, 44 Amuck, 47 Toe-tapper, 49 Campion, 51 Sugar soap, 53 Abandon ship, 54 Peal, 55 Oak, 56 ESP, 58 Isobar, 60 T-shirt, 61 Spy, 63 Rheostat, 65 Jail, 66 Candle power, 68 Aeson, 71 Ted Heath, 73 Lies, 77 Stationer, 80 Jolt, 81 Beverages, 83 Votes, 85 Brunei, 87 Verona, 91 Boar, 93 Emigres, 97 Vex, 98 Skateboarder, 100 Meal, 102 Rake in, 105 Thy, 106 MCV, 107 Amati, 109 At one time, 111 Barbed, 112 Eyeing, 114 Top scored, 115 Legendary, 117 USSR, 119 Hoots, 120 Inchcape, 122 Vixen, 124 Rapid, 128 Indeed, 130 Regaled, 132 Vats, 134 Rhys, 136 Din, 137 Ran up, 139 Cilla, 140 NOC, 143 Ale, 145 Herr, 147 Eden, 150 Eve, 152 Woo, 153 Rig, 154 Eon.

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