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Jumbo Crossword - 151

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

ACROSS:
1    A wife is apparently preferable to nothing at all (6,4)
6    Flutters in panic? (5)
10    Lance corporal to company sergeant major? (6)
16    Belonging to the second person of times past, say (4)
18    Jack's birds? (4)
19    I am taken in by a fat Scottish landowner (5)
21    Opening on the right before nearly everybody on the side nearest the ground (7)
24    Old English tavern badly needed repair (8)
26    Put into liquidation? (8)
27    Muslim camel driver in central Australia (3)
28    Chump to leave ex-despot? (3)
30    As exciting as frothy beer! (5)
32    Killer did lose heart and got cross (3)
33    A Mexican food eaten in bed (4)
35    Told to surround sluice gate and cut it off (8)
37    Keep your distance (8)
38    So Alec may be well turned out before day's end? (6)
39    Flower head of hydrangea from Ireland (5)
41    Supporter of British artist (3)
42    You may take work home from it (7)
45    Land of song in which an artist can get along (5)
46    It eats grass in fine weather (3)
48    Musical direction for an old poet (7)
50    Throw is a bit short (3)
52    Keeping records is the feller's job (7)
53    Provides Oriental nudes with a new look (6)
56    Stimulating you with a mixture of sour gin (7)
57    Miss Heather is getting on one's nerves (8)
59    A type of sun ray comes down on a grape (3)
62    A dollar to axe for a log cabin (5)
64    One might get into a hole when dressing (3)
65    Is Leman outside of tax haven (4,2,3)
67    Is this organization `U'? Certainly not! (3)
69    Hardy variety of monster (5)
70    Game for a bit of a bedroom brew up (5)
71    A pain in the neck may be very wearing (4)
72    Sound frequently killed (5)
74    What comes before or after this boat (4)
75    Smile and depart when identified as non-Spanish speaking (6)
76    Little Mermaid's prince chopped rice (4)
78    Rotter about to identify a military unit’s nucleus (5)
79    The occupant is at home with his wife (6)
82    Cue followers (4)
84    Sappers get the hint to save (6)
86    Robust, but died after short game (6)
88    Part of the mystery consist of finding this genus of terrapins (4)
89    Crusty point for a taxi-driver? (6)
90    Made a low sound (5)
92    Practise crystal-gazing on scientific lines (4)
94    Nothing on the stove but fruit (6)
95    He's up in the church (4)
96    Moves on board some of Marshal Mannheim's ships (5)
97    Sounds like assault - maul maul! (4)
99    Indian price coming from Mainz... (5)
101    It was thought to circulate in on immortal body (5)
103    FedEx competitor's high times (3)
104    Nasty peer for the country-folk (9)
107    Right to laugh back and cheer (3)
108    What a blow Hal might get with it from the police (5)
110    Unusable section of country (3)
111    Subsidiary activity in court? (8)
113    Indira and I in colourful form (7)
116    Fellow after a gnu, perhaps, is armed (6)
118    Stays to enclose a number in some armour (7)
121    Five-franc piece being the European currency unit (3)
123    As I helm. . . scribbled Moby Dick's narrator (7)
125    With 'er there's nothing over (3)
126    Plain order, but fare almost rich (5)
127    Sailor almost overwhelmed by excited "Ciao!" in island port (7)
129    Sat around with former service women? (3)
131    Was, by the sound of it, the pig meant to be such a chore? (5)
133    Good book for citizens (6)
135    Struggle to cook entire ox (8)
138    On wings of song? (8)
141    Thus and steady the race was won (4)
142    One heartless sister offering hospitality (3)
144    A sign that car's not working? (2,3)
146    Poetic Miller's river? (3)
148    Time of uncertain obliteration (3)
149    New cedars go into churchyard (4,4)
151    Phone staff with a bypass (4,4)
155    Nothing is returnable in the small department store (7)
156    Did nothing after I'd taken the lead (5)
157    Game for single agent (1-3)
158    In grief a desolation will disappear gradually (4)
159    You may seem old fashioned to a gulf state farmer (6)
160    Preserves the ancient buildings (5)
161    Following even contest, game to go over moat (10)

DOWN:
2    Man, back into web, replaced treasured possession (3,4)
3    Legendary American lawman last seen near Pasadena (4)
4    Words from a song from Cyril (5)
5    Return of English enemy (3)
6    To and this for a change? (3)
7    She can give you a bit of a headache! (3)
8    Dad is on the endless track (4)
9    Point where we make a record clean up (5)
11    Moony Yass characters reassemble in accordance with the first person's assertiveness (2,2,3-2)
12    Non-stop road routes could make us slay a crew (9)
13    One of those pulled back to make progress (3)
14    I am under some order for a minor legal offence (12)
15    Way-out individuals that make strange impressions (3,5)
17    Hardly just brunette? (6)
20    It makes one angry to see it causing a stoppage (3)
21    Vintners' needs (4)
22    South American republic is almost nice for artist to return with silver and gold back (9)
23    Lady from Long Island going to mid-Wales (3)
25    Live around marshy ground (4)
26    Carp served in cider (3)
29    Act, but wrong to be unsure (5)
31    Small Scottish island one raced about (5)
34    Ring before getting telephoned with this non-Tarzan ape-man (5)
35    Via the road that's not the main one! (2-4)
36    Helping with the washing up (6)
40    Strong emotion that everyone should conceal (4)
43    Dressed up and ready to go (2,4)
44    Broadcast is on song (5)
47    Garb for golfing, and also rowing (4-5)
49    Dainty turn I’d followed - honest! (5-2)
51    Our early ancestors found in Hanoi's mud (9)
53    Bond following leaderless men for making the law effective (11)
54    In America, the heartless teacher used to be behind the iron curtain (4)
55    Prosecute a girl in court? (3)
56    Service provided a long way up (3)
58    We hear men on board making plans (6)
60    Perhaps Poll's got five to gin (6)
61    Piano composition played nowadays (3)
63    Little angels get revolutionary and massage 'im! (8)
65    I offer a reference (4)
66    Find the lady will require this skill as support remained flaky (11)
68    Tiny's worried about the loud and stylish (5)
71    Something sweet made with rare recipe (8)
73    Cheese in a Greek cafe tastes superb (4)
77    Sob at a foreign film, then file out counterclockwise - it will cool things off (9)
80    Little woman left an alcoholic radical (4)
81    Yes, assist shuffling writers (9)
83    Head of a rascal, perhaps (5)
85    We're told to solicit for some cloth! (6)
87    Cordial from Ealing (6)
91    Machine gun sounded like mud (4)
93    Anger over a disease (7)
97    Bird from the sea, last seen before reaching United Kingdom? (3)
98    Nude riflery's tricky but accessible to non-experts (4-8)
100    An element that's in the air one breathes (4)
102    Pretentious Greek character doubled up (6)
105    Light of day (3)
106    That steed will give you no peace (3)
107    What may be left by millionaire licensee? (5)
109    Highly implausible stories! (4,5)
111    Is back to take in a distant expedition (6)
112    That's enough! Dreadful moron gets the point (2,4)
114    Reckless man's appalling road speed (9)
115    Where lots of people pay sound attention (9)
117    Uranium corporal is fearsome (4)
119    Moves the ball or creates a mess? (5)
120    Flexible version of ironing board finally produced (3-5)
122    A bit of work, returning to problem with grass (5)
124    The twenty second to get to the centre (5)
128    Desert springs keep it going (6)
130    Sleeping soundly? (7)
132    Suspend for a mild expletive (4)
134    Bash a fly (4)
136    Suffix in Chinese language (3)
137    Norwegian of some minor skills (5)
139    Feed all but the first stranger (5)
140    Kelly, for instance, imprisoned at last (3)
143    Agree, but say nothing (3)
145    Dry plates, perhaps (4)
147    Fight for a pole in the rigging? (4)
150    Find in the diocese (3)
152    Pheasants in funny esoteric formation (3)
153    Subject matter in law noted in interest (3)
154    Put on some salad dressing (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 150
Across:
1 Falling off, 6 Bards, 10 Habeas, 16 Lomu, 18 Area, 19 Shaun, 21 Occlude, 24 Examiner, 26 Captains, 27 Cha, 28 Roe, 30 Galop, 32 Now, 33 Torn, 35 Hawthorn, 37 Contempt, 38 Orpine, 39 Nitre, 41 Sec, 42 Acutest, 45 Shrub, 46 Ede, 48 Tow rope, 50 Lae, 52 Cable TV, 53 Darted, 56 Getting, 57 She devil, 59 OAU, 62 Ergot, 64 Tit, 65 Open-ended, 67 RMO, 69 Verse, 70 Pupil, 71 Ida's, 72 Timer, 74 Seta, 75 Elated, 76 Arno, 78 Relic, 79 Awards, 82 Spit, 84 Fulcra, 86 Tiepin, 88 Fist, 89 Tariff, 90 Tolti, 92 Tilt, 94 Stifle, 95 Obit, 96 Mazes, 97 Tire, 99 Linen, 101 Ideas, 103 Ice, 104 Proselyte, 107 Hoe, 108 Ghana, 110 Kea, 111 Lebanese, 113 Urgency, 116 Mister, 118 Perdita, 121 Aga, 123 Delayed, 125 Erg, 126 Sacks, 127 Tannoys, 129 Add, 131 Odder, 133 Oil-rig, 135 Rafferty, 138 Artesian, 141 Sole, 142 Noa, 144 Rites, 146 TNT, 148 Pet, 149 Intercom, 151 Airborne, 155 Schisms, 156 Goods, 157 Arti, 158 Hyde, 159 Rather, 160 Sebum, 161 Altrincham.

DOWN: 2 Anchors, 3 IOUs, 4 Fleet, 5 Fox, 6 Bum, 7 Ran, 8 Dreg, 9 Serac, 11 Adaptable, 12 Estaminet, 13 Aha, 14 Saint Bernard, 15 Answered, 17 Masons, 20 Uno, 21 Octo, 22 Carpetbag, 23 Era, 25 Isn't, 26 Con, 29 Own up, 31 Lorry, 34 Nicol, 35 Hearth, 36 Ritual, 40 Este, 43 Covets, 44 Tenet, 47 Scientist, 49 Western, 51 Attendant, 53 Disparately, 54 Topi, 55 Don, 56 Gun, 58 Diesel, 60 Aerate, 61 SOS, 63 Overtime, 65 Opal, 66 Electioneer, 68 Maids, 71 In a flash, 73 Mair, 77 Offspring, 80 Ritz, 81 Stash away, 83 Panic, 85 Coffee, 87 Potion, 91 Lune, 93 Imagery, 97 Tip, 98 Refrigerator, 100 It is, 102 Deeply, 105 Sky, 106 Lam, 107 Haydn, 109 Acid drops, 111 Letter, 112 Season, 114 Easy first, 115 Casserole, 117 If so, 119 Deals, 120 Well-nigh, 122 Scott, 124 Eosin, 128 Artery, 130 Dilemma, 132 Daub, 134 Gets, 136 Rim, 137 Years, 139 Steel, 140 Ats, 143 Ono, 145 Site, 147 Chin, 150 Eda, 152 Rib, 153 Ohm, 154 NDA.

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