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Jumbo Crossword - 138

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Musician or saint with ravens, half airborne (10)
6    Bares concealed weapon (5)
10    Bird decrease curtailed by a large number working (6)
16    Pneumatic to begin with about a bit of a hesitation over love! (4)
18    Long ago, belonging to you, I hear (4)
19    Frenchman posing as an artist with not so loud bird (5)
21    They make rapid progress at the races (7)
24    Bring about reduction in one's stock (4,4)
26    Get together, but maybe defer tea-making (8)
27    Whatever has nothing to do with William the Conqueror's half-brother (3)
28    Husband withdraws from broken affair for a political body (3)
30    There are plenty of them left in the oceans (5)
32    Drops out of the air (3)
33    The man who found Mr. Upward in the Channel Islands (4)
35    Knows beyond doubt there's plenty of ink? (4-4)
37    Its aim is to produce winners of course (4,4)
38    Oil provided by the Emperor over half a century (6)
39    Seaport of royal Tamerlane? (5)
41    Dog, a boxer (3)
42    Hostile dog in an old cab? (7)
45    Is prone to untruth? (5)
46    An article in leather (3)
48    ... issue the hotel left is hot! (7)
50    Information as to when the girl leaves the city (3)
52    Have sex only to be subjected to a put-down? (3,4)
53    Measly sort of cousin (6)
56    Loud gas explosion in the Isle of Man (7)
57    Mutual antagonism to first British broadcast containing commercial initially bringing back Days of Our Lives (3,5)
59    Tolkien beast (3)
62    Its quality was discussed by Portia (5)
64    Drink all round? (3)
65    Hirsute Communist was William Rufus (3-6)
67    The turncoat's river! (3)
69    Given a good possibility of smooth progress (5)
70    Hid to remove loincloth (5)
71    Protest as dome was shattered (4)
72    Accepted standards indicate no small rooms (5)
74    Profit from an article falling into the drink (4)
75    African love pervading the culture of Islam (6)
76    Heap makes a bushel (4)
78    Proficient in reversing writing style, correct but not pedantic (5)
79    Five hundred over paper money, for a change, indicates inaction (6)
82    Boy it's encouragement at first for Indian flour (4)
84    It's piled on the floor (6)
86    Compose in French from surrounding IT (6)
88    One's wise to take Virginia away from the wild man (4)
89    Affected to be smart (6)
90    Catch game being shown all over town (5)
92    How you get hundreds of bubbles in the ship (4)
94    Having written too many cheques during expensive growth (6)
95    Tap a bird! (4)
96    Pole administered dose and moved slowly forward (5)
97    Bends causing cars to skid? (4)
99    An astronomical time taken by English coming to agreement (5)
101    Hand round a soft fruit (5)
103    Derision expressed in many a high-pitched catcall (3)
104    Got the idea it was finished (9)
107    In favour of Foreign Office Regulations (3)
108    One of the finer adjustment one might deduce (5)
110    If Number One turns up here it gets charged (3)
111    Gossip about retired medic? Forget it! (2,6)
113    Bismarck's country, polite at first to Eastern power (7)
116    Available for borrowing at noon. Al, anyway (2,4)
118    Those who touch us? (7)
121    Write, with enclosure (3)
123    Sick, so lured here? (7)
125    Terrible con for officer (3)
126    Bird-call being small-time, small-time, small-time . . . . (5)
127    Islam no problem in this empire (7)
129    Resistance unit going the wrong way in retreat from homeland (3)
131    Dance man taking Jack back (5)
133    Group not quite tidy in finale (6)
135    Puts in again (2-6)
138    How one may recline amongst the trained pears? (8)
141    Old coin, one held by Indian nabobs (4)
142    Reaction a constructor hopes for in Tallahassee? (3)
144    They have misleading passages (5)
146    Skill shown in darts (3)
148    Wrong set of suffix? (3)
149    Sporting plaid, Tom is a tactful sort abroad (8)
151    Talks to many tradesmen (8)
155    Car oil refined by English energy producer (7)
156    Rich mixture containing nothing but the blood of gods (5)
157    A letter received by return from old school (4)
158    Composer found in town near Newcastle (4)
159    Country bumpkins with egg on their Elizabeth Soccer monogrammed shirts (6)
160    Animal House, the French way (5)
161    Charging a lot (10)

DOWN:
2    How Noah's passengers fell in? (3,4)
3    Ever-aberrant swerve in flight (4)
4    Capital place for king and an ox and open! (5)
5    Prefix a title to the guard officer (3)
6    The sun and earth I missed out (3)
7    Boy go round and bring your own (bottle)! (3)
8    Lines of argument? (4)
9    Birds in the wilderness (5)
11    Solo egg I'd scrambled keeps a very low profile (4,5)
12    Burning temperature of coupling (9)
13    It enables you to use pull to get ahead (3)
14    A sign that visitors aren't welcome (2,10)
15    Fish porter employed by women in Windsor? (8)
17    I live surrounded by whiskey and steak (3,3)
20    Brave displaying brute force? (3)
21    Man in the lavatory? (4)
22    Cru report about Socrates vis-à-vis youth (9)
23    Ring us up about a trifling sum of old French money (3)
25    Herb that made many sick (4)
26    Fever starts to fluctuate (3)
29    They are used to having high scores (5)
31    Accommodation available in a somewhat ticklish situation (5)
34    Nothing glum about local VIP? (5)
35    Italian girl who makes fruit go sickly in turn (6)
36    Frolicked mischievously when led around Noah's menagerie (6)
40    Almost all gas – almost – from seaweed, etc (4)
43    Puzzling collection of holes? (6)
44    Puppy requires women's assistance (5)
47    He's far too selfish to come again, sadly (9)
49    By one, have a fling about being rather silly! (7)
51    Emu denies upsetting The Furies (9)
53    A rude dog not turning out to be kindly disposed (4-7)
54    Encounter a group of hunters (4)
55    Honourable backing for some Japanese drama (3)
56    Some Romans disturbing the CID? (3)
58    Harry barged about (6)
60    Am a thousand in the red! So get smashed! (6)
61    Doctor in form over short appearance! (3)
63    Small agreements (8)
65    Steal note to obtain dress (4)
66    Recognition of special quality (11)
68    Experiencing the company of many a crossbreed (5)
71    Withers, if colours feathers, I'm told (4,4)
73    Hypermodern chess opening from Roman way back (4)
77    Tart to take in rap style (4,5)
80    Impertinence of an airline getting safety first (4)
81    May be tried and seen to get less tough (9)
83    You could give her a kiss in the ribs (5)
85    Skipped along partly by boat (6)
87    Old writer's supply in private's duty books (6)
91    Small ball to be commercial (4)
93    Rain due again and it's already damp (7)
97    Article by you is for eternity (3)
98    Routine arrangements for trippers, perhaps (12)
100    Hurry with the fur (4)
102    Crafty in an aesthetic sort of way? (6)
105    American intelligence alternately in China (3)
106    International body may look into unopened letters to begin with (3)
107    Decline to meet a composer (5)
109    Cheeky Frenchman turning up to improving the atmosphere (9)
111    Rich men have article returned with cuts (6)
112    Stranger always, and that is right (6)
114    Peak sword-play in preparation (9)
115    Armoured as well as posted? (2,3,4)
117    Where cricketers practise catches (4)
119    Mrs. Helmsley is sadly alone (5)
120    Casually contemptible though daring if altered (5,3)
122    Frawley's "I Love Lucy" role (5)
124    Iron added to a mixture when broadcasting (2,3)
128    Fool childless person who digs trenches (6)
130    Chap going to Jerusalem has a very nice house (7)
132    Lose form in the heat (4)
134    Take out something sticky from a box (4)
136    His cruel tales sound as numerous as his lives (3)
137    Ways to circumscribe City factions (5)
139    Light beam that's very strong (5)
140    Plus a hundred further examples unspecified (3)
143    An involuntary contraction from a chicken (3)
145    Possibly a brandy snap (4)
147    Stop to get a shoe (4)
150    Card game played in bloody surroundings (3)
152    It would sound hard for Ma to get the hog over this (3)
153    Not quite opening up in the game (3)
154    That's enough to make one acid to be in a cell (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 137
Across:
1 Hemisphere, 6 Vowed, 10 Offcut, 16 Epha, 18 Edom, 19 Apron, 21 Deiform, 24 Violates, 26 Nearside, 27 Ian, 28 Abu, 30 Neral, 32 Gam, 33 Snap, 35 Jeopardy, 37 Singsong, 38 Comedo, 39 Oiler, 41 Row, 42 Shields, 45 Yoked, 46 Roy, 48 Richest, 50 Der, 52 Amateur, 53 Cuffed, 56 Cynical, 57 Namedrop, 59 IOU, 62 Avows, 64 Ine, 65 Infantile, 67 PTO, 69 Aunts, 70 Dhoti, 71 Pyre, 72 Ophir, 74 Urdu, 75 Nairas, 76 Oner, 78 Clang, 79 Unific, 82 Asps, 84 Egeria, 86 Eclair, 88 Leno, 89 Chichi, 90 Taker, 92 Emil, 94 Neroli, 95 Prod, 96 Aptly, 97 Mart, 99 Older, 101 Sat up, 103 Ure, 104 Lazybones, 107 Aug, 108 Racer, 110 Aid, 111 On a spree, 113 Preview, 116 Enrapt, 118 Element, 121 Ats, 123 Oceania, 125 Nog, 126 Tiler, 127 Ironist, 129 AMC, 131 Drome, 133 Epochs, 135 Regiment, 138 Gadflies, 141 Wait, 142 Boa, 144 Attic, 146 Ilk, 148 Kay, 149 Outposts, 151 Zoom lens, 155 Epicene, 156 Drear, 157 Ezra, 158 Pail, 159 Dryads, 160 Yeses, 161 Xenophobia.

DOWN: 2 Eleanor, 3 Sion, 4 Rev up, 5 Epi, 6 Val, 7 Wet, 8 Eden, 9 Doses, 11 Feel giddy, 12 Carbonari, 13 Ups, 14 Trigger-happy, 15 In embryo, 17 Hot rod, 20 Oda, 21 Disc, 22 Inamorato, 23 Mae, 25 Amyl, 26 Nan, 29 Boris, 31 Risky, 34 Pewit, 35 Joshua, 36 Dish up, 40 Ryde, 43 Hermit, 44 Etude, 47 Paranoiac, 49 Censure, 51 Enclosure, 53 Co-education, 54 Font, 55 Dia, 56 Cut, 58 Ensure, 60 O'Neill, 61 Woe, 63 Wainscot, 65 Iona, 66 Finger-print, 68 Train, 71 Philippa, 73 Hopi, 77 Reinhabit, 80 Felt, 81 Copy write, 83 Shear, 85 Rhombi, 87 Adds up, 91 Kids, 93 Maureen, 97 Mud, 98 Refrigerated, 100 Lear, 102 Agrees, 105 Yaw, 106 Ode, 107 Aston, 109 Cream cake, 111 Optima, 112 Elates, 114 Vain-glory, 115 Estimated, 117 Nerd, 119 Miaow, 120 Antibody, 122 Flint, 124 Civil, 128 Red sea, 130 Chianti, 132 Ogam, 134 Stye, 136 ETs, 137 Tizzy, 139 Lisle, 140 Eke, 143 Our, 145 Core, 147 Kith, 150 Par, 152 OAS, 153 Los, 154 Nix.

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