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Jumbo Crossword - 123

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Turkish westerner suggesting it's Bill's aunt I flustered! (10)
6    Soft mass treated - now fit! (5)
10    Publicity in exhibition leads to gloom (6)
16    Philosophic exercising for Goya’s misbehaviour (4)
18    Strip final item from list of candidates (4)
19    The Spanish johnnie's getting scotched in the manner of Charles Lamb (5)
21    Wild lion besieged Vesuvius' opening or Italian port (7)
24    Should there be a turning at the end of this road? (3-2-3)
26    Studies the way apple core got eaten by midges and the like (8)
27    Age of moderation (3)
28    In Lucknow a riotous mob caused conflict (3)
30    Will possibly includes one TV producer (5)
32    Some take away bird (3)
33    Social sensitivity disguised by covert acts (4)
35    Covered with sheltered roofing - top opened (8)
37    Spare no expense, initially, while out to enjoy oneself (2,1,5)
38    Pin down in the ship - they're carrying shells (6)
39    Squandered asset which belong to the Orient (5)
41    Explosive doctrine, unacceptable to the Orientals (3)
42    She is expected to succeed (7)
45    French soldier offering this back-up about oil (5)
46    If the equipment got ten more, that would do for part of the litter (3)
48    They are about to prepare for war (3,4)
50    Are forms of Raymond or Rachel (3)
52    Ring-road slopes here in central France (7)
53    Almost deny about the bird being in existence (6)
56    Under bad editor had a long haul (7)
57    Hurt about a sailor's pushing off (8)
59    Sat around with former service women? (3)
62    Tease some bristles, perhaps? (5)
64    Sit up! Taint otherwise! (3)
65    The man's a fool - he stuck to a fat-free diet (4,5)
67    Wrong set of suffix? (3)
69    Sesame St character discovered in the N.G. Zoo (5)
70    Girl set up with a different name (5)
71    Neat cut! (4)
72    Joint in wood neck warmer (5)
74    Go around with a little tea and a big container for it (4)
75    What Caligula's consul said when indicating reservations (6)
76    The two of us are seen about Kipling poetry for half a couple (4)
78    Checked out in a box? (5)
79    Need an arrangement for 9 (6)
82    It's bad form not to (4)
84    Problem removing lid from frying pan (6)
86    A television gives back-trouble round the Baltic state (6)
88    After a century oil distribution could inspire historians (4)
89    Life half thrown away; only mistake a grave offence (6)
90    Little beast offering doctor employment (5)
92    Jeff's funny companion (4)
94    It might be displayed with telling effect (6)
95    Vote for parrot (4)
96    It makes her lazy to get around on the table (5)
97    Having broken up the spy ring (4)
99    Chip covered in Nirvana chocolate (5)
101    Three? Bad number! (5)
103    Squirt an aircraft (3)
104    Name an opera, or let it go, maybe (9)
107    Brave displaying brute force? (3)
108    Put off making decision (5)
110    Like parking a glider (3)
111    Garage worker tuned machine to reach a hundred (8)
113    Monday's arrangement for current suppliers (7)
116    To make it worse, what the rascal was singing? (6)
118    Without protection from bad rude man (7)
121    Put it invitingly (3)
123    Parachute the supplies? (7)
125    No good as companion for Pete? (3)
126    One with a bait in a blur, erratically swinging (5)
127    She's good-looking grenade (7)
129    Move up and down man (3)
131    Say goodbye to gold when about to leave this world (5)
133    Thinks a great deal of modern day raw materials (6)
135    We help in detonating firework (8)
138    Recommending a distressed diva to continue working? (8)
141    Yet it may be sweet (4)
142    Good king in the middle of the whales (3)
144    We've all become this in the last year (5)
146    Strange mountain creature one's lost until now (3)
148    Doctor in form over short appearance! (3)
149    They're worked out by letter sorters (8)
151    Where the traveller may get out in France? (5-3)
155    Be quick with hot, spicy food, about to go to town (5,2)
156    Give touching approval to a priestess in the courtyard (5)
157    Book of personal progress (4)
158    Outcry of pain starts off under careless house- keepers (4)
159    A little fiend in general, that's the conclusion (6)
160    It's someone else's place to arrange the dates (5)
161    Two thousand, or a few less? (10)

DOWN:
2    Sound of a sprint, perhaps? (7)
3    One way to find mineral in the sand (4)
4    Fairly crass bit of material (5)
5    Promissory note given in rather curious circumstances? (3)
6    Cast down before leaving the feast (3)
7    Animal in a vessel (3)
8    Stone from small workroom (4)
9    Ex-Chinese leader holds a bill for port (5)
11    SDN? Ah, there's little work for that! (5,4)
12    French actor molested over his god? (9)
13    Quietly left citizen of Gdansk for cheer (3)
14    He takes delivery if the strike is unsuccessful (12)
15    Plea of madness before a judge (8)
17    However unpleasant, they look very strong (6)
20    Consumed tea after stirring (3)
21    They prolong the services! (4)
22    You can build on this brainless mob! (6,3)
23    Admit it's different now (3)
25    Objects - goes no further (4)
26    George's brother in militant group (3)
29    Sailor on edge completely full (5)
31    Tip of the iceberg wrecked unit of the Eskimos (5)
34    It has to go back before the tenth (5)
35    Finally you shall not appear in a light cape (6)
36    Weak hearted give voice to relaxation (6)
40    Points back to the promontory (4)
43    Plastic beavers at zoo store (6)
44    India's tenant farmers offer a different story (5)
47    Their origins in the theatre are obscure, but not unheard-of (6,3)
49    Change of fee as required to relieve the pressure (4,3)
51    As much as you can take of Latin (2,7)
53    Cane men then to achieve better order (11)
54    Fabric originating in Indonesian knotting and tying (4)
55    Animal Kay brought up (3)
56    Sixth sense in short? (3)
58    Change of editor caused uproar (6)
60    Eliot hit right inside top (1-5)
61    Mid-morning tea for cash? (3)
63    Minor gay problem for member of Rose’s family (8)
65    Dances in the toolroom (4)
66    A measure of enlightenment (6,5)
68    Desert heart of Elton John or David Helfgott when upset (5)
71    From a metal cruet (8)
73    Missing work in an online service (4)
77    Awfully grey, minus the sea-hollies (9)
80    Lets out young sows (4)
81    Reduce standing of a steep slope (9)
83    Hero gets a point for a change while working in the farm? (5)
85    Trains one in a way that really penetrates? (6)
87    Man leading a dance (6)
91    Union leaders firm - that's great for the Scots (4)
93    American raced model, but not a new model (4,3)
97    Nightwear and jersey top added in afterthought (3)
98    Put off retirement (6,2,4)
100    A spinner at the summit (4)
102    Where one drives off with railway men captured during the occupation (6)
105    Round like a country union? (3)
106    Throwing pie about, to begin with? (3)
107    Hal accidentally caught by a European mounted lancer (5)
109    Porter may be out for the time being (9)
111    Not seen but heard in light fog? (6)
112    Daring trick of throwing on a frock (2,4)
114    Poor road, so ran from the plant (6,3)
115    Approval given to Los Angeles hydroxide guy who’s in a US inlander (9)
117    She confuses Mary (4)
119    Unthinking worker who is all for automation (5)
120    It may be regarded as a form of curiosity (3,5)
122    Pan should be able to make one like this (5)
124    Cease backing popular independent business (5)
128    In Spain you abridged Treasure Islands (6)
130    Where shorts are one sort of rig? (7)
132    One has to make an attempt at being jealous (4)
134    Cease work after six thirty initially (4)
136    Golfer feels to be missing iron (3)
137    Police sergeant the equal of gunman? (5)
139    Spenserian time they squander after last of prayers! (5)
140    Ultimate degree in this! (3)
143    Articles - a collection of literary anecdotes (3)
145    It keep afloat when a vessel suffers its first less (4)
147    Brother cultivated more than half the berries (4)
150    The strong drink trap? (3)
152    Horsy US expression (3)
153    Silent assent from a retiring fellow (3)
154    When spicy betting’s off, we’re left frigid! (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 122
Across:
1 Make-belief, 6 Banff, 10 Yogurt, 16 Miro, 18 Elan, 19 Sails, 21 Dash off, 24 Drew near, 26 Screw-top, 27 Una, 28 Age, 30 Bayou, 32 Twi, 33 Mill, 35 Transits, 37 Disloyal, 38 Bateau, 39 Noyau, 41 Spa, 42 Tableau, 45 Holst, 46 Tan, 48 Espouse, 50 Out, 52 Pot-herb, 53 Chichi, 56 Ernests, 57 Psaltery, 59 Nis, 62 First, 64 Doh, 65 Jack Sprat, 67 Lam, 69 Waged, 70 Shama, 71 Meow, 72 Oriel, 74 Goth, 75 Neaten, 76 Bake, 78 Caked, 79 Enmity, 82 Twit, 84 Arroyo, 86 Lilies, 88 Brae, 89 Hiding, 90 Ulnae, 92 Sera, 94 Lascar, 95 Paid, 96 Panel, 97 Herr, 99 Sadko, 101 Rouen, 103 Ore, 104 Decollete, 107 Car, 108 Renew, 110 Ply, 111 Georgian, 113 Amongst, 116 Either, 118 Alamein, 121 Usk, 123 Moneyed, 125 Rah, 126 Id est, 127 Stopgap, 129 CLI, 131 Omaha, 133 Pacers, 135 Steadier, 138 Galapago, 141 Agin, 142 Uni, 144 Incur, 146 Amy, 148 Uda, 149 Dissolve, 151 Danseuse, 155 Parsnip, 156 Glean, 157 Edgy, 158 Edda, 159 Swears, 160 Yemen, 161 Indian hemp.

Down: 2 Ananias, 3 Boos, 4 Emden, 5 Fir, 6 Bow, 7 Nee, 8 Flab, 9 Farad, 11 Osculator, 12 Use-by date, 13 Raw, 14 Tittle-tattle, 15 Aspirant, 17 Regina, 20 Low, 21 Dumb, 22 Saltpeter, 23 Far, 25 Nosy, 26 SOS, 29 Garbs, 31 Yield, 34 Leash, 35 Tutors, 36 Touchy, 40 Uh-oh, 43 Aubade, 44 Leith, 47 Spofforth, 49 Pep talk, 51 Unharness, 53 Crash course, 54 Cham, 55 Ink, 56 ESP, 58 Lodger, 60 Israel, 61 Bmw, 63 Sweatier, 65 Jack, 66 Candle power, 68 Aorta, 71 Membrane, 73 Ibid, 77 Eagle eggs, 80 Iran, 81 Yellowing, 83 Wiper, 85 On call, 87 In drag, 91 Nude, 93 Epernay, 97 How, 98 Re-emphasises, 100 At it, 102 Oriana, 105 Opt, 106 Lye, 107 Cramp, 109 Needle-gun, 111 Geisha, 112 Aleppo, 114 Number one, 115 Skin-diver, 117 Into, 119 Mecca, 120 Prejudge, 122 Rebec, 124 Ogham, 128 Talmud, 130 Iridium, 132 Ages, 134 Snap, 136 Ine, 137 Ruddy, 139 Paean, 140 Gyp, 143 Nil, 145 Rage, 147 Grin, 150 Saw, 152 Nym, 153 E'en, 154 Sdi.

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