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Jumbo Crossword - 130

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ACROSS:
1    The men grub around for a talented gardener (5,5)
6    Praise from the Upper House, we hear? (5)
10    Dearly inclined towards dance - nod off (4,2)
16    A great lake - before one plunged in (4)
18    Laze around to express devotion (4)
19    Wear away thin bar between same points (5)
21    Composer be entering shops (7)
24    She had wartime experience in certain fields (4-4)
26    Make request and get into trouble (3,3,2)
27    Said only partly by the groom? (1,2)
28    Be up, be little, be going out (3)
30    New material for Olive? (5)
32    Self-motivating factor central to a Eugene Goossens (3)
33    Plies the needle east and west in the vessel (4)
35    Gas in Malay language? (8)
37    It’s a drink and the highlights for contemporary idols (3,5)
38    Coalition leader stripped back a Bight town (6)
39    It's worn in one's car for warmth (5)
41    Right to be overdrawn in some measure (3)
42    Carriage from part of the East End (7)
45    I disfigure one piece of Japanese porcelain (5)
46    Pictures a comeback in the Bertrand Russell style (3)
48    Walker and I may be getting round to fighting (7)
50    Where Old Yellow Eyes usually sat (3)
52    Alice's top,drawer? (7)
53    Affected to be smart (6)
56    Useless, until changed inside that is (7)
57    Prime Minister on hand for first appearance (8)
59    In Royal Marines one goes around slightly elevated (3)
62    A kind of acid to take the heads off beetles or roaches, including cockroaches (5)
64    Even three points are curtailed! (3)
65    The man's a fool - he stuck to a fat-free diet (4,5)
67    Terrible con for officer (3)
69    Pull two ways in urban settings (5)
70    In this fashion, New York comes first for the animal! (5)
71    Take part in vigorous struggle to expose a Russian (4)
72    Chemical for the festive season, I hear? (5)
74    Park in London when the good doctor is not himself (4)
75    Not so far from finishing a meal when a listener comes in (6)
76    Our duty is to hold tongue (4)
78    Gave the prescribed amount from Waldo’s edible herbs (5)
79    What the inquisitive prosecuting counsel did to the case? (6)
82    Month to get an article for eight first? (4)
84    A little poker for gerund-grinder (6)
86    A boy that is initially shy with women (6)
88    Gammon and a roll (4)
89    Adolescents among the beginners in your office's usual team having smokes (6)
90    Not out just to furnish (5)
92    Takes the chair (4)
94    Peter makes a name for himself in Russia (6)
95    London cathedral saint (4)
96    Investment possibly in the hope of a capital gain (5)
97    War deity found a group of soldiers with head of state (4)
99    Old Tayside castle in which Raquel Welch once stayed (5)
101    Below, far in, may be (5)
103    Member of that dear old song company (3)
104    Arranges finer seat when unsullied (5,4)
107    Michael starts a comeback in the grass (3)
108    On the look-out for a drink on the side (5)
110    He is a Turkish commander - whichever way you look at it (3)
111    Criticise home given to big cat (8)
113    He paid dearly for what he barely saw (7)
116    Prattle on though the race is in near chaos (6)
118    It produced a blockage on Egypt's principal shipping route (4,3)
121    Killer did lose heart and got cross (3)
123    Like 1 to 9 to be stupid (7)
125    Garland is put down, they say (3)
126    No lightweight thug (5)
127    Forgot to include 'glove' in dictionary (7)
129    Sailor may get off the bull's eye (3)
131    I have knowledge about something currently seen in France (5)
133    An hour after the first one there comes another (6)
135    Conrad classic on motor's overhaul (8)
138    Way to get glass from guitarist (8)
141    Line or return for some jerks,? (4)
142    Having an idea one might appear in a bonnet (3)
144    It was put out for the carol singers (5)
146    Come close to dropping a point when there's a flap (3)
148    Beautiful Aesir in full command of the situation (3)
149    The opening shot (8)
151    That's how gin's shut for the elections (8)
155    Lear's girl left with anger, mostly? (7)
156    Last week Ivor organised a ballet company (5)
157    Devilfish breed in the sound (4)
158    Name word as slogan for anti-international movement? (4)
159    Europeans who live on turnips? (6)
160    Frost, say, anticipated by a nursery perhaps (5)
161    By all means venture around England getting ear for time past (10)

DOWN:
2    Antlered creatures came 'ere by boat (3,4)
3    Superior persons, the heads, in fact (4)
4    The toast of former opera-goers (5)
5    Supporter of British artist (3)
6    Showed the way out of a little difficulty (3)
7    Weapon wrongly used in seizure (3)
8    Some undervalued fuel (4)
9    County of rare opals (5)
11    The old boy has time very much in mind (9)
12    Pessimist master is on time (9)
13    It's foreign gold, either way (3)
14    Anticipating store falling over (12)
15    Set off for school, filling in time (8)
17    Packed as a precaution? (2,4)
20    Taunt in which the nation expresses displeasure (3)
21    Revolutionary entertainment (4)
22    Who provides information to inferior Foreign Minister? (3-6)
23    Water mark in the ear (3)
25    City seen near the banks of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati! (4)
26    As mountains go, is it a record? (3)
29    SHEEP Owner of wool - a disreputable character (5)
31    Radicchio tastes good in little bits. (5)
34    Land us back at one end of Israel (5)
35    Composer from Harlem (6)
36    With a little science they can make a mow (6)
40    Briefish loss of cheese when sea-food is preferred (4)
43    Name article about one general (6)
44    He meets Ken round about six (5)
47    Reliable lad in a racing establishment (9)
49    Vital loose thread on jumper? (3,4)
51    Express a preference that's made perfectly clear (3,6)
53    His skillful direction may carry some weight on board (5,6)
54    Company gets a pound for fuel (4)
55    Some quirks vex people (3)
56    Leader rising after one has become a mischief-maker (3)
58    Like those fitting teeth of gears, perhaps (6)
60    Man is, notwithstanding Donne's statement (6)
61    Favouring some comfort (3)
63    Gives the same message in revised treaties (8)
65    Sticky situations (4)
66    A measure of enlightenment (6,5)
68    Want a partner for animal surgery? (5)
71    Tending to inactivity in retail distribution (8)
73    How does one little ballerina skirt this NZ berry bush? (4)
77    Not seen as immaculate (9)
80    Sounds like the opposite of ayes and on the dot when on it (4)
81    The impression it gives varies from day to day (4-5)
83    Arrest artist in business promotion with a product from the islands (5)
85    Go round inflicting injury (6)
87    Single line used upfront as a substitute (2,4)
91    Italian leader could be chewed back East (4)
93    Middle Easterner is having real trouble before lunch-time (7)
97    Liable to make a protest at both ends (3)
98    Labours to get others seats (12)
100    Said goodbye, perhaps, but remaining (4)
102    Kids are her concern (6)
105    Obviously he is Caledonian in the end (3)
106    One keen on a type of dance (3)
107    Almost pay less purchase tax on green cloth? (5)
109    Try cook's vessel (9)
111    Throw out or hide in the department briefly (6)
112    Drudge loses her (Spanish) Coke (6)
114    Permitting commercial communication (9)
115    In a different way, I'm wise to her (9)
117    Initially a mere youthful lark, it became queerly popular (4)
119    Go in for a competition (5)
120    Where they eat barbecued fish, cake and lamb stew (8)
122    The girl I am up with is a dish! (5)
124    A most remarkable opening (5)
128    Very little time to go round Ireland looking sheepish (6)
130    Pile car in a mix-up that may be copied (7)
132    Is not curtailed in broken tins (4)
134    Charles' girl (4)
136    Crude fellow the subject of enclosed article (3)
137    This and that removing possibility (5)
139    Around the North this might be seen to be legally intervening (5)
140    It comes from energy (3)
143    Throwing pie about, to begin with? (3)
145    None could make this matchless (4)
147    Rang up to growl (4)
150    Tier fuss (3)
152    Heaven being the end of many a Russian in South Kentucky (3)
153    Suffix in Chinese language (3)
154    Get someone to help hold the tent up (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 129
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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