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Jumbo Crossword - 160

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Think carefully about biting article on copper and diamonds (4,3,3)
6    British non-rigid airship? (5)
10    A little pale at first - indication something's needed (4,2)
16    A young dog with a young insect (4)
18    We have taken possession of the inside course (4)
19    Improve spiritually when I defy changes (5)
21    Sort letters to find where the caviare came from (7)
24    Resort on new lines in Italy (8)
26    Trip in autumn finished (4,4)
27    Pointlessly miss out a certain doctrine (3)
28    Had tea out (3)
30    Fool one leaving Belgian port (5)
32    Wool producer in the Weald (3)
33    Just a one-time long (4)
35    Ivor's out to become a skilled performer (8)
37    One sort of year finished? That makes it clear (4,4)
38    A rule in Michigan or in Africa (6)
39    Deserter not available for an Indian girl (5)
41    Container giving rise to an objection (3)
42    My unfinished note not applicable backwards Ð it reverses the meaning! (7)
45    Interrogate cook (5)
46    One with the French surrounded by water? (3)
48    Second wild samba in Africa (7)
50    Note point in a PNG town (3)
52    Scrutinise departure in a nautical gadget (3-4)
53    Five hundred over paper money, for a change, indicates inaction (6)
56    Oarsman with feet in water (7)
57    Lear goes round the North as if tanned (8)
59    Do auditors partially belong to this organization? (3)
62    It's very warm in front of the Spanish inn (5)
64    Our French baby boy turns up (3)
65    A collection of service people, perhaps (9)
67    The real integer is three to begin with (3)
69    All the performers express disapproval about it (5)
70    Master said most of it was an African language (5)
71    Possible cause of old people looking blue (4)
72    Raises backs (5)
74    You can make money if you go by rail (4)
75    They're off stage when one doesn't see them being made (6)
76    Italian leader could be chewed back East (4)
78    Some thieves' language (5)
79    Her identity was questioned in song (6)
82    Employs school vehicles after the 1st (4)
84    This writer's substantial cut is legendary (6)
86    She may dodge round the point (6)
88    Animal with combed wool on its back (4)
89    Gift giver holds captain in private chambers (6)
90    Dither - it's hard to say definitely (5)
92    I see, the slave in the races, nearly died! (4)
94    Game to find a rhyme about a film hero (6)
95    Proper flower not having got up (4)
96    Its down-fall may help those in retirement (5)
97    Man in the lavatory? (4)
99    Mollusc (5)
101    Frightening a footballer (5)
103    Is this organization `U'? Certainly not! (3)
104    Officeholder? (9)
107    His change to be at the end of the word? (3)
108    Hal accidentally caught by a European mounted lancer (5)
110    Many Roman are ahead of one reaching extremes of our capital (3)
111    Evidence of humour among bats who busy ‘keeper and slips (8)
113    Somehow I arrive at the French coast (7)
116    Inferior bangle? (6)
118    The French children have them in school (7)
121    Where our army personnel are trained and somewhat differently too! (3)
123    Babies wear them swimming in sea; very soft, admittedly (7)
125    A type of sun ray comes down on a grape (3)
126    Employed in practice (2,3)
127    The most ill-favoured guileful guile, by the way (7)
129    Shortly in between for the poets? (3)
131    Moira becomes New Zealander (5)
133    Lots of rings carried on bob sled (6)
135    Possess good intentions (4,4)
138    One girl I converted to the faith (8)
141    Some of those remaining will get dry (4)
142    Turkish leader is against but not this month (3)
144    Like a bird gaining a victory over a man (5)
146    Great power as found in Northern Russian river (3)
148    Island destroyed utterly (3)
149    Observe you don't refuse the money (4,4)
151    Handle joining flower of university's driving force (8)
155    This man figures as a reserve (7)
156    Creep around in a type of rubber sole (5)
157    Green state and state retreat... (4)
158    Said differently when belonging to the girl? (4)
159    Jockey's clauses? (6)
160    Desk I ordered went up a lot (5)
161    My cats sing, disturbing exercise routine (10)

DOWN:
2    Electric chair presents a difficult position (3,4)
3    A knight of old might have such an inclination to do it in the yard (4)
4    On a horse ready to take a tumble (5)
5    Two turn during party (3)
6    Keep out of the company of lawyers (3)
7    If Number One turns up here it gets charged (3)
8    Jeff's funny companion (4)
9    Front of the boat on lake cruise (5)
11    One hat set off lapel without any accompaniment (1,8)
12    If forced, see idle TV broadcast (9)
13    A party difficulty (3)
14    Verdi and Monetti combine to create this musical piece (12)
15    Espy Rene moving among the mountains (8)
17    Look round the port for a religious house (6)
20    Not many say this when relieved! (3)
21    Nation renamed but not in marriage such as I am (4)
22    Payment made to men mule having been broken (9)
23    Asian people found in retail (3)
25    Nothing yet developed on this small island (4)
26    Refrain having which one of the monastic brethren held in check (3)
29    Is brisk about being right back to a point! (5)
31    No head on the beer, that is strange (5)
34    VIP has article returned to dock (5)
35    Sailor in horrible surroundings, but fit enough to survive (6)
36    Man and boy, he was outstandingly strong (6)
40    Opposed to keeping silver at home (4)
43    Swimming brown half up, the insect is (6)
44    Words of recrimination that may have resulted from a shot (5)
47    Scold us for slurring and appearing randy (9)
49    Flanders states ... “Cook first shellfish” (7)
51    One named in the post (9)
53    Where pupils are prepared to act (5,6)
54    11 now almost a seat (4)
55    Where Marco Polo went on foot (3)
56    Place in a disputed territory (3)
58    How Lottie might go to bathroom! (6)
60    Can air become more herbal? (6)
61    Initially their work is investigative (3)
63    Sure can't perturb a pre-Roman Italian (8)
65    Very big state mountain in Thessaly (4)
66    Feel the picture well yield a clue (6-5)
68    Electronic device reduced rheumatoid arthritis in the back (5)
71    Nearly with spring approaching (4-4)
73    Edna's drunk port (4)
77    I came back with a man of withered frame (9)
80    Rivalled a spectacular dive (4)
81    Smile suppressed by a head displaying wrath (9)
83    Fresh loans required to form a hairdressing business (5)
85    Bones smell, Elizabeth Tudor (6)
87    Crazy returning to request fabric (6)
91    Keep playing seductively? (4)
93    Uses sin to divert a member of a Moslem sect (7)
97    Put in jail for stealing a container (3)
98    Having no work to do, one may leave home (7-5)
100    Strain to build a stack (4)
102    Warm start aids pups (6)
105    Girl seen wearing a medal! (3)
106    A C.A. has the intelligence like this to be blooming yellow (3)
107    Brits once held in police nick (5)
109    Not completely bound by an immoral page? (5-4)
111    Guard dog - watch out! (6)
112    School material not brought back (6)
114    Thorough in reading perhaps (9)
115    May be found in casks, but is not alcoholic (4-5)
117    Asian tree was originally called (and I do mean originally) Margosa! (4)
119    Good players who make bloomers? (5)
120    Bird - see head emerge from shell (8)
122    Some nonsense, I follow, south of Sydney (5)
124    In a way age is some protection (5)
128    Balmy region? (6)
130    Pertaining to shallow waters? (7)
132    They look round for bears without fear! (4)
134    Henry prepared to go in front of the third son (4)
136    The day before the lady appears (3)
137    Wants to sound negligent (5)
139    Being spirited the man surrounds the backward saint (5)
140    Edible part of potato at first? (3)
143    Something fishy at Eden Gardens (3)
145    He may supply arresting information (4)
147    Olympian getting a share of the prize usually (4)
150    Throwing pie about, to begin with? (3)
152    Foreign girl returning after midnight (3)
153    Concealed most of the pelt! (3)
154    Someone to run errands in the smoke (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 159

Across: 1 Gastropoda, 6 Robby, 10 Affirm, 16 Abbe, 18 Aral, 19 NAAFI, 21 Apricot, 24 Culverin, 26 Goatskin, 27 Die, 28 Och, 30 Eking, 32 Exe, 33 Arcs, 35 Iolanthe, 37 Slumbers, 38 Reopen, 39 Tangy, 41 RMO, 42 Swallow, 45 Owner, 46 CIA, 48 Moliere, 50 Cha, 52 Operate, 53 Camper, 56 Chatham, 57 Bungalow, 59 IOU, 62 Rodeo, 64 Ear, 65 Olfactory, 67 Gay, 69 Quads, 70 Syria, 71 Seem, 72 Augur, 74 Bleu, 75 Craven, 76 Wisp, 78 Ladle, 79 Erotic, 82 Tret, 84 Ragout, 86 Shears, 88 Lisa, 89 Eunice, 90 Acrid, 92 Stir, 94 Cave in, 95 Eats, 96 Adept, 97 Bess, 99 Chaff, 101 Atoll, 103 ESP, 104 Outplayed, 107 Via, 108 Lying, 110 Ulm, 111 Date-line, 113 Screens, 116 Cash it, 118 Western, 121 NDA, 123 Awaited, 125 Hah, 126 Shone, 127 Twining, 129 Awe, 131 Dubai, 133 Harare, 135 At a pinch, 138 Attracts, 141 Stow, 142 Ist, 144 Not up, 146 New, 148 Ede, 149 Sheathed, 151 Rousting, 155 Allures, 156 Merle, 157 Arks, 158 Utes, 159 Stress, 160 Yearn, 161 Ethicality.

DOWN: 2 Aspirer, 3 Rice, 4 Dacha, 5 Abu, 6 Rev, 7 Bar, 8 Brie, 9 Yanks, 11 Frog-march, 12 In the heat, 13 Ras, 14 Makes a charge, 15 Linesman, 17 Blotto, 20 Fix, 21 Adar, 22 Recommend, 23 Too, 25 Eden, 26 Gnu, 29 Clear, 31 Ilona, 34 Spoor, 35 In situ, 36 Haw-haw, 40 Yoke, 43 Weened, 44 Lehar, 47 Poor taste, 49 Labours, 51 Hairiness, 53 Consultancy, 54 Pali, 55 Ria, 56 Cut, 58 Gasbag, 60 Octane, 61 Nym, 63 Equities, 65 Ored, 66 Faces defeat, 68 Aegis, 71 Stolidly, 73 Gwen, 77 Precluded, 80 Tire, 81 Cartagena, 83 Runes, 85 O'Neill, 87 Assail, 91 Read, 93 Tallest, 97 Beg, 98 Space heaters, 100 Hems, 102 Taiwan, 105 Pus, 106 AMC, 107 Vegan, 109 Iced water, 111 Diktat, 112 Neighs, 114 Enchanter, 115 Nastiness, 117 Aced, 119 Tears, 120 Charisma, 122 No act, 124 Wince, 128 With it, 130 Erodent, 132 Bags, 134 Ewes, 136 Nod, 137 Hurry, 139 Angst, 140 Twa, 143 She, 145 Poke, 147 Flea, 150 Alt, 152 USA, 153 Tun, 154 Nee.

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