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Jumbo Crossword - 150

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Lessening of one's sense of balance? (8,2)
6    Poets start drinking in pubs (5)
10    Somehow, Abe has to produce a body (6)
16    Behold the Greek character who has most momentum (4)
18    Metric measure and a British measure (4)
19    In Ireland one might shun a spelling of his name like this (5)
21    Clue: 500 held after business reversed and shut (7)
24    Inspector at one time a pit-worker (8)
26    To do better isn't a problem as their team's leaders (8)
27    Accountant holding hot tea (3)
28    Eggs are dear, say! (3)
30    Look into opening lively dance (5)
32    Won back but very lately! (3)
33    Rent to the Royal Navy (4)
35    May laughter get thrown off (8)
37    Not in favour of bait being used, so show scorn for it (8)
38    A fleshy-leafed plant or tree (6)
39    Salt-petre found in zucchini – tremendous! (5)
41    It takes only half a second to describe dry wine (3)
42    The most severe is a copper trial (7)
45    Fancy brush? (5)
46    Edward Short gets a point in Gelderland city? (3)
48    It makes a moving connection when one lacks go (3,4)
50    Note point in a PNG town (3)
52    Vehicle allowed violent entertainment medium (5,2)
53    Dated right on the dashed line where I have to sign (6)
56    Obtaining for absence in amnesia! (7)
57    Spiteful woman urges one to discard sin (3,5)
59    Do auditors partially belong to this organization? (3)
62    A bit of work, returning to problem with grass (5)
64    Acrobatic bird may turn upside-down (3)
65    Started keeping goal, having no fixed limits (4-5)
67    Doctor in form over short appearance! (3)
69    Lines from overseas (5)
70    Centre of enlightenment for a student? (5)
71    International development agency students were initially girls! (4)
72    Send back stopwatch, as an example (5)
74    Bristle if there's one joining the clique (4)
75    Pleased to be a drink up on a chap (6)
76    A flower found in Tuscany (4)
78    What's left within a sure licking? (5)
79    Announcements, perhaps, about fight for prizes? (6)
82    Point that tilts the other way (4)
84    Turning points in beautiful Craigieburn (6)
86    Decoration worn on one's chest (6)
88    Peace-loving person ending as a striker (4)
89    Duty is one uncertainty amid a raft of possibilities (6)
90    Upset it and much like a city in Ladakh (5)
92    A knight of old might have such an inclination to do it in the yard (4)
94    This joint in horses can damage itself (6)
95    It follows the old boys as regards the date of death (4)
96    They have misleading passages (5)
97    Wear out auto part (4)
99    Brief note with direction for making fabric (5)
101    Set aside convictions (5)
103    You're welcome to break it at a party (3)
104    One newly converted to the uses of polyester (9)
107    Footwear loses direction when used in the garden (3)
108    High analytic studies reveal the country (5)
110    Some take away bird (3)
111    Resident at the cedars? (8)
113    Drive north to the city, disheartened and in dire need (7)
116    It's a vaporiser (6)
118    Tip read out in "The Winter's Tale" (7)
121    Influential Turk again dropping at the wickets (3)
123    Held back action about wager (7)
125    A bit of underground work (3)
126    Bags and boots? (5)
127    Team leader irritates by use of PA systems (7)
129    A theologian might have something more to say (3)
131    Radical function turns more uneven (5)
133    The drill for making discoveries (3-3)
135    Chips ruler (8)
138    Well able to divert the sea train (8)
141    So lonely; not only alone (4)
142    On backing one Oceanian ordinariness (3)
144    Privileges announced in solemn procedures (5)
146    What a blow backwards and forwards this can deliver! (3)
148    Creature indulged in bad temper (3)
149    Splinter community maintains electronic connection (8)
151    Like being carried off by a hunter, say? (8)
155    Church-leaders on Sunday miss out in these splits (7)
156    The merchandise is not bad stuff, initially (5)
157    Indian girl sounding pretentious? (4)
158    Park in London when the good doctor is not himself (4)
159    Emphatically declares a preference (6)
160    Oily secretion features in a Goosebumps Tale (5)
161    Town's dubious Latin charm (10)

DOWN:
2    Weighed at sail time ()
3    Letters of credit (4)
4    Newspaper street vehicles under one ownership (5)
5    Creature for losing the right to ten? (3)
6    Bishop needs, er, a seat (3)
7    Sprinted fleetly? (3)
8    Leftover pull as told by. . . (4)
9    Glacial pinnacle causes terrible scare (5)
11    With a reversible cushion furniture is versatile (9)
12    Test out a gold producer in French bar (9)
13    Cry of discovery (3)
14    Dog needing a pass (5,7)
15    Came back and read out the news broadcast in it (8)
17    Chap's held so like stone-workers (6)
20    The place that gave us deep dish, years ago. (3)
21    To company, in short, for a change, it begins to show some value (4)
22    The luggage that reveals one's standing? (9)
23    Time to sing when removing unwanted letters (3)
25    Is not curtailed in broken tins (4)
26    Study trickery? (3)
29    Have to get out of bed - admit it (3,2)
31    Licensed carrier (5)
34    Back at home, pass a prism (5)
35    Records originally kept in 13's home (6)
36    Ceremonial used in spiritualism (6)
40    The finest estate houses noble Italian family (4)
43    Is jealous of company veterans (6)
44    Alien returns to snare on principle (5)
47    Curse, say, unruly sit-ins, etc. (9)
49    Film showing half a week back (7)
51    Waiting for an escort (9)
53    Lady pirates misbehaving themselves in wholly incomparable styles (11)
54    Antelope in pith helmet? (4)
55    A standard going through Russia? (3)
56    This could be enough to have given you quite a start (3)
58    Blocks the Spanish or German engineer (6)
60    Make effervescent return after a disastrous tea (6)
61    Immediate help required when the vessel has a hole in it (3)
63    Remove it, perhaps, for extra pay (8)
65    Jewellery shop allows if it does have one in stock (4)
66    Labour to get someone a seat (11)
68    Servants as dim as could be (5)
71    How a bright idea comes to you? (2,1,5)
73    Welsh lady having trouble with French husband (4)
77    Children for the high jump (9)
80    In hearing, court orders establishment of wealth (4)
81    Check about a writer's hoard (5,4)
83    Grass could give one a fright (5)
85    A large amount of the payment goes in drink (6)
87    Saucepan I put on contains draught of medicine (6)
91    Moon River (4)
93    Strange mirage last Monday was a figurative illustration (7)
97    A little gift of advice (3)
98    Error frigate made in keeping cool (12)
100    An assertion of inflammation (2,2)
102    River to travel regularly below the surface (6)
105    When this is the limit there is no limit (3)
106    Hit fifty before lunch (3)
107    Composer had new symphony finally accepted (5)
109    Sharp falls in sweet production? (4,5)
111    A character in literature? (6)
112    It makes ocean kid fall, for example (6)
114    Not the winner of a hard-fought contest (4,5)
115    Deep dish Creole cooking hiding behind. . . (9)
117    That being the case (2,2)
119    Hands out cards offering business arrangements (5)
120    Nearly with spring approaching (4-4)
122    Highlander gets the first Antarctic traveller (5)
124    At last transgression gets one all in the red (5)
128    Where one might expect to find traffic in blood? (6)
130    I would back subsidiary proposition for perplexing situation (7)
132    Paint a flower up outside (4)
134    Becomes a holy man for example on retirement (4)
136    It's a headache that gives Meg such an edge (3)
137    Yes, are endlessly inside for really long time! (5)
139    One kind of metal is appropriate, we hear (5)
140    Sat around with former service women? (3)
143    Number one in Spain - on nothing? (3)
145    Place for sore eyes? (4)
147    Jaw of half-Chinaman (4)
150    She'll be in to cook one day (3)
152    Tease old wife (3)
153    Resistance unit going the wrong way in retreat from homeland (3)
154    Where our army personnel are trained and somewhat differently too! (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 149
Across:
1 Kalgoorlie, 6 Rhomb, 10 Tsetse, 16 Trio, 18 Wall, 19 Rondo, 21 Abstain, 24 Cattleya, 26 Pilaster, 27 CIA, 28 Doh, 30 Annal, 32 Ewe, 33 Rent, 35 Ladyship, 37 Killdeer, 38 Entree, 39 Erect, 41 Tao, 42 Alumina, 45 Ainsi, 46 Ats, 48 Carnera, 50 FBI, 52 Perdita, 53 Fitful, 56 Herring, 57 Sopranos, 59 IOU, 62 Mazes, 64 Ion, 65 Soft-pedal, 67 NCO, 69 Lorna, 70 Tempi, 71 Agio, 72 Sepal, 74 Daub, 75 Naiads, 76 Epee, 78 Retag, 79 Travel, 82 Ears, 84 Muesli, 86 Eunice, 88 Beta, 89 Rimini, 90 Diver, 92 Poet, 94 Noting, 95 Peri, 96 Ilona, 97 Berg, 99 Elver, 101 Twill, 103 Ore, 104 Indonesia, 107 Sir, 108 Saith, 110 B y o, 111 Knapsack, 113 Nikolai, 116 Set out, 118 Shields, 121 Nym, 123 Absinth, 125 Exe, 126 Abaci, 127 Gnarled, 129 Hub, 131 Corfu, 133 Enemas, 135 Tridents, 138 Sundress, 141 Rode, 142 Goa, 144 Mooed, 146 Ish, 148 Uda, 149 All at sea, 151 Eruption, 155 Epigram, 156 Delhi, 157 Ida's, 158 IOUs, 159 Yachts, 160 Swags, 161 Tenderness.

DOWN: 2 Ambient, 3 Olaf, 4 Itchy, 5 Era, 6 Rot, 7 Owe, 8 Maya, 9 Blank, 11 Still-life, 12 Trade fair, 13 SOS, 14 Entertaining, 15 Foremost, 17 Itchen, 20 Dew, 21 Acre, 22 Santa Cruz, 23 NDA, 25 Lope, 26 Pal, 29 Odour, 31 Ninny, 34 Troad, 35 Lean-to, 36 Iraqis, 40 Tabu, 43 Leap in, 44 Mayan, 47 Spymaster, 49 Rissole, 51 Break step, 53 Footbridges, 54 Flop, 55 Lit, 56 Hue, 58 Roadie, 60 Option, 61 Zoo, 63 Elapsing, 65 Smut, 66 Finger-print, 68 Civet, 71 Arabella, 73 Perm, 77 Eminently, 80 Veto, 81 Lay a ghost, 83 Aimer, 85 Shinny, 87 Iritis, 91 Viva, 93 Oilskin, 97 Bog, 98 Regimentally, 100 Lint, 102 Wrasse, 105 Obi, 106 Eos, 107 Spear, 109 Ill-humour, 111 Kung fu, 112 Chides, 114 Onanistic, 115 Amazement, 117 Epic, 119 Ether, 120 Renegade, 122 Panto, 124 Blues, 128 Nuncio, 130 Bad days, 132 RSVP, 134 Seam, 136 Noa, 137 Seeds, 139 Rinse, 140 She, 143 Ole, 145 Draw, 147 Vier, 150 Aha, 152 USA, 153 Tis, 154 Out.

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