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Jumbo Crossword - 137

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Ending British empire she established over half of the world (10)
6    Promised to marry after first valuing the ring! (5)
10    It's a bit off to retire trade-unionists (6)
16    Heap makes a bushel (4)
18    Biblical land backward in style (4)
19    Ideal sort of stage for Pinafore (5)
21    Is Venus so shapely? (7)
24    Set back after an instrument breaks (8)
26    Stingy players may well be left (8)
27    One article that identifies a person (3)
28    Mount seen in a bundled packaged tour (3)
30    Learn about a place near Mumbai? (5)
32    Attractive leg partially from a Greek character? (3)
33    Game to provide a picture (4)
35    Pedro and Jay moved into great danger (8)
37    Monotonous delivery of community numbers (8)
38    Blackhead offering an invitation to some social function (6)
39    Ship which helps to keep the wheels of industry turning (5)
41    No agreement to make progress in what's afloat (3)
42    Brooke slid-she fell (7)
45    Joined together.... with eggs, by the sound of it (5)
46    He was seen at the end of Siege of Troy (3)
48    . . . the right box contains one, and most abundant (7)
50    Red-backed article from the German (3)
52    Non-professional giving a dull turn to regret (7)
53    Hit on the wrist (6)
56    Taking a poor view of the world (7)
57    Boast of famous friend?  Pardon me, that's bad (8)
59    Promissory note given in rather curious circumstances? (3)
62    Promises a victory with love and points? (5)
64    Suffix in Chinese language (3)
65    Faint line redrawn, being undeveloped (9)
67    First paragraph's typed oddly on the next page (3)
69    It's socially acceptable in workers - relatively speaking (5)
70    I had turned over sweltering loincloth (5)
71    Hot bed at the end? (4)
72    In work greeting religious leader where Solomon's riches originated (5)
74    Some favour Dutch as a language (4)
75    Nigerian coins, falling as rain! (6)
76    Partly exonerate a single-run stroke (4)
78    Tribe with force produced by a loud resounding noise (5)
79    One in Paris provided some of the diamonds making one (6)
82    Snakes pass out (4)
84    Female adviser and I agree to exchange letters (6)
86    Ice-cream cake? (6)
88    Fabric for Noel, possibly (4)
89    Affected to be smart (6)
90    Not a giver of snaps ! (5)
92    Man to bring the fruit back (4)
94    Orange-blossom oil for some girl in role which is miscast (6)
95    Poke gently with a stick (4)
96    Possibly play about half of it, appropriately enough (5)
97    Where the old lady has a right to go to make her purchases? (4)
99    Senior socialist return at the end of school (5)
101    Was in the high-chair and began to show interest? (3,2)
103    A river in a very picturesque area (3)
104    Not the most energetic member of the skeleton staff? (9)
107    A month, in short which is a bit naughty (3)
108    One in a couple of runs? (5)
110    Half afraid to give a hand (3)
111    Spare no expense, initially, while out to enjoy oneself (2,1,5)
113    Look before you have an opinion (7)
116    A new parent is ecstatic (6)
118    It starts with an atom, basically (7)
121    Sat around with former service women? (3)
123    Neptune's kingdom? (7)
125    Go North (that's up) for an egg-flip (3)
126    One of the top men in the building industry (5)
127    A humorous writer must join the club first (7)
129    Morning figure for a type of contract (3)
131    Daughter goes to foreign capital airport (5)
133    At times 'e gets the chops chopped up (6)
135    Military unit is right to arrange meeting (8)
138    By this, Sir! One takes a plane for the blood-suckers! (8)
141    Don't leave it after an endless struggle (4)
142    Serpentine circle in Buenos Aires (3)
144    Greek upper room (5)
146    Sort of uninitiated cheat (3)
148    There's a letter for her, we hear (3)
149    Heart in mouth, sends letters to lonely places (8)
151    In view of this it brings things closer (4,4)
155    Homeric work direction common to both sexes (7)
156    Gloomy number get behind (5)
157    Old Testament Follower of the Chronicles (4)
158    Jack's uphill burden (4)
159    Quietly humorous publicity for nymphs (6)
160    Affirmations that are central to goodbye sessions (5)
161    Cross when phone is wrongfully used to ring over IBA's fault of hostility to aliens (10)

DOWN:
2    Regal lady who got cross at every halt when late (7)
3    Is on another hill in Jerusalem (4)
4    Lift speed of clerical type in the air (3,2)
5    Throwing pie about, to begin with? (3)
6    She is amongst the rivals (3)
7    Silly way to begin SF film (3)
8    A form of need where there was none (4)
9    They should be taken as ordered (5)
11    Have an uneasy feeling when high? (4,5)
12    Diamond possibly taking on a new air among old Italian plotters (9)
13    High class private secretary avoiding depressions (3)
14    Irresponsibly aggressive (7-5)
15    Boy miner worked while not fully developed (2,6)
17    Powerful car once driven in shipyards? (3,3)
20    Old student left a room in a harem (3)
21    The record is held by the District Commissioner (4)
22    Lover in the morning or at beginning of October (9)
23    With me around always start as an old time actress (3)
25    Little woman left an alcoholic radical (4)
26    Conan, the Barbarian takes her to his heart ! (3)
29    A Russian twice pockets gold (5)
31    Gentleman sent back kitty outside as being a little too dangerous (5)
34    A bird with some humour (5)
35    Judges followed him according to the book (6)
36    I'd push to serve a meal army-style (4,2)
40    Mary Delaney's place on the island (4)
43    Not a company man (6)
44    Noted study (5)
47    Brazilian port refusal I have on account of suffering from delusions (9)
49    A number leave no doubt of blame (7)
51    Pen something to accompany letter? (9)
53    Mixed instruction for making a coconut die (2-9)
54    Church bowl in back of Territory (4)
55    Short line for help sent back? (3)
56    Refuse to recognise a reduction in pay (3)
58    Guarantee before sunset to be in (6)
60    Person sick of playwright (6)
61    Misery weekend when nothing comes in (3)
63    A cow isn’t hidden by this panelling (8)
65    Island of rabid nationalism (4)
66    Feel the picture well yield a clue (6-5)
68    Aim to teach (5)
71    The boy father to the girl (8)
73    Indian part of Chopin's composition (4)
77    Bridle custom to take up residence again (9)
80    Sensed left isn't right (4)
81    Yet it's wrong to imitate anything like this (4,5)
83    Be quiet; it may get the sound and cut it off (5)
85    Rob him, perhaps, for some figures (6)
87    SD DA totals (4,2)
91    Nanny's youngsters (4)
93    She takes a wrong road in Paris when chaps are around (7)
97    The name one's not popularly supposed to have (3)
98    Cooled the unusually red fire grate (12)
100    King rescued from hostile army (4)
102    Is in accord with spilt grease (6)
105    Go off course on the way back (3)
106    Good enough to contain poetry (3)
107    A student leader gains distinction in university (5)
109    Served when the best people come to tea? (5,4)
111    Choose one Mother - the best! (6)
112    Being back in the old quarter has an exhilarating effect (6)
114    No use getting praise for boasting (4-5)
115    I am tested in order to be judged (9)
117    Boring type expelled from dinner-dance (4)
119    Catcall? (5)
120    Organic defence for the soul? (8)
122    Hard rock (5)
124    Well behaved numbers of Roman origin? (5)
128    Where you'd expect to find the Commie fleet (3,3)
130    Put a chit in for wine (7)
132    Get a scholar to go back to old irish writing (4)
134    Left out of fashion (4)
136    Aliens set off (3)
137    Spot on the way back last character, before end of day, in a confused state (5)
139    Left is the French thread (5)
140    Part of a week end supplement (3)
143    Time to speak out for us (3)
145    Or, in church, innermost part (4)
147    Close associates of one's kin (4)
150    Standard setback for strike (3)
152    Round type of bomb pointed to terrorists (3)
153    Look at Southend to see some part of another city (3)
154    Ulster cross of no significance (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD-  136
Across:
1 Whist drive, 6 Maker, 10 Agatha, 16 Irma, 18 Ivor, 19 Eamon, 21 Enqvist, 24 A good few, 26 Boundary, 27 You, 28 Wan, 30 Nexus, 32 Tot, 33 Arid, 35 Wardrobe, 37 Dynamite, 38 Secure, 39 Natty, 41 Eke, 42 Estoril, 45 Oread, 46 Run, 48 Stapler, 50 Eye, 52 Antonio, 53 Caxton, 56 Trotted, 57 New blood, 59 Eva, 62 Sepia, 64 Eos, 65 Puff-adder, 67 Moo, 69 Starr, 70 Parsi, 71 RSVP, 72 Piece, 74 Zero, 75 Nil all, 76 Mass, 78 Slang, 79 Export, 82 Amir, 84 Chichi, 86 Easier, 88 Rash, 89 Lolita, 90 Taker, 92 Soot, 94 Mai-tai, 95 Pose, 96 Nashi, 97 Butt, 99 Ophir, 101 Aztec, 103 Ipa, 104 Semifinal, 107 Axe, 108 Shoal, 110 Oft, 111 Entrench, 113 Plateau, 116 Sunset, 118 Aeolian, 121 Odd, 123 Manatee, 125 Our, 126 Uvula, 127 Impalas, 129 Ent, 131 Limey, 133 Earthy, 135 Durables, 138 Arrivals, 141 Sere, 142 Ecu, 144 Re-row, 146 Yea, 148 Eel, 149 Sumatran, 151 Frascati, 155 Mantrap, 156 Tempe, 157 Gael, 158 Aden, 159 Yesmen, 160 Sneer, 161 Aggrandise.

DOWN: 2 Honoree, 3 Trim, 4 Viand, 5 Erg, 6 Mao, 7 Kif, 8 Even, 9 Rowed, 11 Goosander, 12 Tennis set, 13 Had, 14 Amateur teams, 15 Anything, 17 Moroni, 20 Oro, 21 Eyas, 22 Quickstep, 23 Twa, 25 Diet, 26 Bun, 29 Arete, 31 Xylem, 34 Due to, 35 Weepie, 36 Ballad, 40 Yo-yo, 43 Slower, 44 Orals, 47 Marsupial, 49 Annates, 51 Yodellers, 53 Composition, 54 Thus, 55 Nef, 56 Tad, 58 Borzoi, 60 Vaults, 61 Bop, 63 Iscariot, 65 Proa, 66 Finger-print, 68 Overs, 71 Reproach, 73 Emil, 77 Scampered, 80 Oats, 81 Thrilling, 83 Mop up, 85 Cut off, 87 Ice axe, 91 Kohl, 93 One shot, 97 Big, 98 Tailors dummy, 100 Pain, 102 Zenana, 105 IOU, 106 Its, 107 Aroma, 109 Orienteer, 111 Eerier, 112 Ceases, 114 Tolerates, 115 Adumbrate, 117 Ural, 119 Leers, 120 Contests, 122 Queer, 124 Algae, 128 Myriad, 130 Threads, 132 Mats, 134 Yelp, 136 Len, 137 Sofas, 139 Vying, 140 Lam, 143 Cue, 145 Wren, 147 Anon, 150 Ape, 152 Ale, 153 Car, 154 Tea.

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