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Jumbo Crossword - 121

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ACROSS:
1    The end of a grand celebration? (10)
6    It might cover you in retirement (5)
10    Skin torn by silver spike (6)
16    Work back … leave stick (4)
18    A means to get out of here (4)
19    Projecting as haughty (5)
21    No waiting for a meal here (7)
24    Glasses for those used to having a nip (5-3)
26    Do without work in the pharmacy (8)
27    Sometimes brute force hides a brave person ? (3)
28    A goddess had a meal (3)
30    Consequently Carthusian left place of depravity (5)
32    Boy, it's bad, anyone can see ! (3)
33    Close call (4)
35    Objects of hunting mines (8)
37    Place housing wives galore is destroyed (8)
38    Gilded furniture, etc. decoration (6)
39    Resort to greeting a French Algerian cavalryman (5)
41    Do auditors partially belong to this organization ? (3)
42    Italian lover serves sweet sherry (7)
45    Consider the writing fluid pointless (5)
46    To call back could be a bloomer! (3)
48    So that's what caused the Fall? No joking! (7)
50    Hundred is outside the scope of this service ! (3)
52    Washcloth has fallen out over cottontail (7)
53    Affected to be smart (6)
56    Monks and Huns may dwell this way (7)
57    Disapproving expressions and sinister ones (8)
59    French for moniker, but when you say it aloud people might think you're talking war. (3)
62    Rather, but without a right, early (5)
64    Slippery one staggering in the ring (3)
65    The man's a fool - he stuck to a fat-free diet (4,5)
67    She may be seen in Europe, finally! (3)
69    In which the family may be brought to book (5)
70    Expression of joy coming from Australasia (3-2)
71    Where to find a person of conviction (4)
72    Asian leader turned chicken before game (5)
74    It might give support before one goes under (4)
75    Nigerian coins, falling as rain! (6)
76    Language of the universe (4)
78    Went out after a rise (5)
79    A foot long after a short start (6)
82    Some of the mature bromeliads flower (4)
84    And it isn't Richard stopping short of Northern Europe (6)
86    Was lying in rhythm about what's left a little in the middle (6)
88    Lady said to have a complaint (4)
89    Goes under for the last time (6)
90    Earth moving can be quite a chore (5)
92    Enough for a poet, no ways about it (4)
94    There’s a kind of hush all over the island (6)
95    The front in line after the President (4)
96    Result: guarantee runs out (5)
97    Boring type expelled from dinner-dance (4)
99    Money there's a beastly shortage (5)
101    In flan (5)
103    Left three-fifths of bottle on table for wine class (3)
104    Sack hose – full of cheap grog! (9)
107    Front for forwards or backing for back (3)
108    Getting explosive about dealing with river (5)
110    Story given no support finally (3)
111    Decry advice to live in a small way (8)
113    Part of the transmission of cheap clothing (3,4)
116    Another way to get there when you cancel the outing? (6)
118    He keeps his self-esteem under a large hat (3-4)
121    Good enough to contain poetry (3)
123    Good news for Welshman and society girl (7)
125    Allow a girl five to ten off (3)
126    Right-hand page in a directory (5)
127    Dropping in the main (3-4)
129    It might be boring to go through the material (3)
131    Master said most of it was an African language (5)
133    Didn’t deny it’s a selfish characteristic (6)
135    A course for non-drivers (8)
138    Contest to grow fat collapsed - you, it seems, included! (3-2-3)
141    Enid has gone out to have something to eat (4)
142    A record height to climb (3)
144    Intoxicated - like the fleet was once (3-2)
146    It is poisonous in cobras, perhaps (3)
148    Immorality in business (3)
149    Marine at sea with a lunatic? (8)
151    Body Mick Discovered in big whale (4,4)
155    They're sometimes seen in buns (7)
156    Who created Crusoe using half-dead enemies? (5)
157    A familiar colleague’s work, flower (4)
158    Plain-sounding fruit (4)
159    Back again, mope about the animal (6)
160    Tale about the East is long (5)
161    True or lies ? Somehow one can't decide (10)

DOWN:
2    Routine shows mutation of unborn (2,5)
3    The Spanish manuscript describes trees (4)
4    It's better if the meal isn't started (5)
5    Wet gun thrown away by him ! (3)
6    Our learned friend can bring the fish back (3)
7    Russian one not seen at the front (3)
8    Four-pointed females ? (4)
9    Wild oats entail ultimate buzz from chip tokens (5)
11    I'm taking around like an old cat (9)
12    Shock with exclamations while mounting horse (9)
13    One on the subject of anger (3)
14    It's downfall has been celebrated in song (6,6)
15    Said and done in making a complaint (8)
17    Badly singes Rock (6)
20    So this is the land of the march composer! (3)
21    The others, initially led by gold, were concerned with self (4)
22    Team grant for a boisterous woman (9)
23    "Thank you, I hear," said the Greek (3)
25    Dreamy Wagnerian sale participants (4)
26    Accomplish what's right or be thought of as an insect (3)
29    Seaman needs to return a card (5)
31    Lee's material dug up? (5)
34    Keen to have second tea-maker (5)
35    Tremolo note? (6)
36    E-curse heard at times (6)
40    Scratch starter (4)
43    Road substitution in the environment (6)
44    Red-headed lady going round the lake (5)
47    Insulted, but don't fear loud exchange (9)
49    Is it rung by the Spanish in Angus (7)
51    The lower part of a London thoroughfare (9)
53    Our prominent part of the Wimbledon scene (6,5)
54    Company gets a pound for fuel (4)
55    It helps one make one's literary mark (3)
56    Tell someone the little chap has the art (3)
58    Associate start of month with ending of three others (6)
60    To sail out of mouth-like opening (6)
61    Well, this isn't ! (3)
63    Much distressed by one's school experiences? (8)
65    Crush, we hear, at side of door (4)
66    A measure of enlightenment (6,5)
68    Exhausted ? Fifty left and five came in, man ! (5)
71    Habitual hesitation by non-scholarship student (8)
73    It's a brave man who gives her a ring (4)
77    Negotiating ends in her held in high regard (9)
80    Weapons some people play with (4)
81    Cabinet hit the books for a particular illustration (4,5)
83    Rose and I return by British railway (5)
85    Cut off and depressed (6)
87    Check an oarsman's support (6)
91    One expected to get something from the Irish sweep (4)
93    Urge to make a home first and keep this for later on (4-3)
97    There's something rank in an uncouth sort of way for such a one (3)
98    Become so breathless as to achieve dismissal of Sheridan’s critic (3,3,2,4)
100    Warmth in the theatre (4)
102    Fairly good band to break up (3,3)
105    Always he loses his head in the presence of royalty (3)
106    A divine way to reach a total (3)
107    Cut line twenty (5)
109    Swede lies about a European plant (9)
111    French office (6)
112    . . .  involving measurement in one dimension only, let first one close (6)
114    One of those responsible for the Venetian movement(9)
115    Flying machine doing acrobatics near a pole (9)
117    Esau has lift in style (4)
119    Tried island off Antarctica (5)
120    Never a foot on board (3,5)
122    Explorer who was a good man to have around the bed (5)
124    Novices upset wives (5)
128    Great cover for someone important (6)
130    Allowed to take nine letters and got Indulgent (7)
132    Prefers to remain in a pig pen (4)
134    Studies the end of the plots (4)
136    Suffer from partial failure (3)
137    Shack full of knobs? (5)
139    Mendicant just about starting to kneel (5)
140    A small point that might be suitable (3)
143    Note point in a PNG town (3)
145    The leading Catholic essayist (4)
147    Sign to return for Verne's captain (4)
150    Coming from the West on foot (3)
152    Snake putting an end to a desert rat (3)
153    Try to get money for a horse (3)
154    Some numbers make up most of the clients (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 120
Across:
1 Lady-killer, 6 Clown, 10 Sitcom, 16 Lieu, 18 Iraq, 19 Laity, 21 Tableau, 24 Coleslaw, 26 Accessed, 27 Ute, 28 FBI, 30 Paolo, 32 Car, 33 Felt, 35 Bold face, 37 Bulgaria, 38 Tuvalu, 39 Sadhu, 41 Rep, 42 Caribou, 45 Naevi, 46 Coe, 48 Dark red, 50 Thy, 52 Sees out, 53 Chefoo, 56 Loosely, 57 Opera hat, 59 DII, 62 Tweak, 64 Res, 65 Lifeblood, 67 The, 69 Vinyl, 70 Dhoti, 71 Neat, 72 Retie, 74 AWOL, 75 Neruda, 76 Hasp, 78 Eking, 79 Unripe, 82 Coot, 84 Unship, 86 Elands, 88 Coos, 89 A burst, 90 Older, 92 Twin, 94 Pawpaw, 95 Pint, 96 Issue, 97 Marx, 99 Ester, 101 Rails, 103 Chi, 104 Rise early, 107 Bit, 108 Diana, 110 Sdi, 111 Anarchic, 113 Overtop, 116 Deport, 118 Enacted, 121 Yon, 123 Donated, 125 Hun, 126 Imari, 127 Sidecar, 129 Led, 131 Cozen, 133 Unlaid, 135 In repose, 138 Indigent, 141 Sloe, 142 Ern, 144 Urals, 146 Ate, 148 Ere, 149 Likeable, 151 Vouchers, 155 Wolfram, 156 Ogled, 157 Hemp, 158 Ida's, 159 Ensued, 160 Rests, 161 Pyromaniac.

Down: 2 Amateur, 3 Kiel, 4 El cid, 5 Rio, 6 Cue, 7 Oil, 8 Wrap, 9 Nawab, 11 Incognito, 12 Clearways, 13 OAS, 14 Miscalculate, 15 Hydrogen, 17 El paso, 20 Tea, 21 Tuft, 22 Belvedere, 23 Ufo, 25 Sled, 26 All, 29 Blare, 31 Outed, 34 Tapas, 35 Buck up, 36 Caught, 40 Unco, 43 Artery, 44 Ideas, 47 Esoterica, 49 Rookies, 51 Holocaust, 53 Candle power, 54 Fait, 55 Ode, 56 Lil, 58 Relays, 60 Iberia, 61 Jet, 63 Aviatrix, 65 Loci, 66 Finger-print, 68 Harpo, 71 Narcissi, 73 Thou, 77 Put paid to, 80 Ions, 81 Esmeralda, 83 Obeah, 85 Hipped, 87 Nitric, 91 Duty, 93 Wildcat, 97 MCV, 98 Rip van winkle, 100 Slip, 102 Athena, 105 ESP, 106 Aid, 107 Bride, 109 Art dealer, 111 Arisen, 112 In a rut, 114 Rye-breads, 115 On impulse, 117 Eric, 119 Cells, 120 Whole lot, 122 Balsa, 124 Octet, 128 Indeed, 130 Diorama, 132 Zinc, 134 Deem, 136 Ore, 137 Elver, 139 Gassy, 140 New, 143 Rig, 145 Some, 147 Flea, 150 E'en, 152 Ups, 153 His, 154 Rap.

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