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Jumbo Crossword - 154

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Lonely nipper? (6-4)
6    Cowls for the gangsters (5)
10    They secure 150 snakes (6)
16    Be a top-upholstery lover! (4)
18    Nail support to front door (4)
19    Bother the thick-head without much trouble (5)
21    Ship with pirate (7)
24    Peacekeepers have conviction (8)
26    Finished when fifty pounds are found in the garment (8)
27    RAF man supporting the resin (3)
28    In short leading in historical times (3)
30    Style is defined by the limits of gentlemanly attire (5)
32    Watch anyway (3)
33    Horrified way-out Turkish pooh-bah (4)
35    Official upsets Welshman (8)
37    Checks votes again in details (8)
38    NY heir requiring change for a sovereign, but which one? (5,1)
39    Arrangements to meet dried fruit (5)
41    Poetic Miller's river? (3)
42    A man having a row is better turned out (7)
45    A vessel, a ground-cover plant (5)
46    Morning figure for a type of contract (3)
48    Turn to make a  loose arrangement (7)
50    Hundred is outside the scope of this service! (3)
52    A lot of dates with Alan and Mac around (7)
53    The sportsman making a boundary? (6)
56    Demo in support of international cricket (7)
57    Not afraid to brew a dire pint (8)
59    A cheat has difficulty (3)
62    It's this if a good bargain (1,4)
64    With an excellent return (3)
65    A very low story causing humiliation (9)
67    His change to be at the end of the word? (3)
69    Spots, we hear, before the eyes? (5)
70    Presented fifty with a mallet (5)
71    This date is very modern! (2-2)
72    Steady oneself to toss the caber (5)
74    Black Forest, for example, around knife edges (4)
75    Maoist converted to his country's religion (6)
76    They shoot an animal the wrong way (4)
78    Hair treatment provided by barber in Seville (5)
79    Passionate study in painting (6)
82    Many go out of fear of a wing (4)
84    Stop in forward or reverse gear (4,2)
86    More bizarre drinking vessel (6)
88    Spirit of Kay in endless wet weather (4)
89    How many times in the second hour? (6)
90    Old Italian manor, perhaps (5)
92    Maples being a brilliant server (4)
94    Affected to be smart (6)
95    A return of service which is some way off (4)
96    Be obliged to include the unqualified when you cut down heavily (5)
97    Noise to attract attention from ship's stern (4)
99    Nine part composition lacks cyber-links? (5)
101    Sailor on edge completely full (5)
103    Note point in a PNG town (3)
104    In a storm, get wet on a horse-drawn vehicle (9)
107    See, you are a cad (3)
108    Book of the mountains? (5)
110    She is amongst the rivals (3)
111    Catcall about party involved in swindle - degrading event (8)
113    Move to adapt an old craft (7)
116    Getting together for a great blow-out possibly (6)
118    People attending game, substantial distance from entrance (7)
121    Scandinavian coin note (3)
123    Diverting a dupe with wrong input (7)
125    Help found in Adelaide (3)
126    Confederates sample party food while talking (5)
127    Soap top off premium tree chips (1,6)
129    Can this be what Frank performed? (3)
131    To do so the wrong way will go against the grain (3,2)
133    Odd number is self-centred, not odd (6)
135    Previous levy Ed arranged, is to be praised (8)
138    Notes and stops Ali, perhaps (8)
141    Editor comes up short time after March! (4)
142    Puff a good bit of the cigarette (3)
144    Changes due in an English poet (5)
146    Man, what an avant-garde US artist! (3)
148    Operate a take away without consent (3)
149    Matching in harmony (8)
151    Roly is about to go broke in a strong way (8)
155    Whole tanners? (7)
156    They may grow into lawn tennis players of highest ability (5)
157    Nora Batty's banker (4)
158    Official call demanding attention (4)
159    See air perhaps? It's not so difficult (6)
160    Ascetic bear appears before mid-morning (5)
161    Tolerate a team order to resign from office (5,5)


DOWN:
2    Angered - or could be angered (7)
3    Said differently when belonging to the girl? (4)
4    Is next to a total bust (5)
5    Peak personality? (3)
6    Colour with the pursuer's cry (3)
7    The charm of West Africa (3)
8    Leftover pull as told by. . . (4)
9    Fears it could be less speculative (5)
11    Eat nothing whilst broadcasting impromptu (4,2,3)
12    Minor streets bordering rocket-testing area? Most unusual (9)
13    Shooter's missile (3)
14    Fellow reportedly navigates vessel without agent's involvement (12)
15    Look again to arrive at a scientific proof? (8)
17    Scrape away with a nail at one point (6)
20    Begin suspecting like you're clever (3)
21    Meaningless talk getting some backing from apocryphal book (4)
22    African mongoose has one in much trouble (9)
23    Many Roman are ahead of one reaching extremes of our capital (3)
25    See a small measure high up? (4)
26    Force skin off sea-monster (3)
29    Ill-will from mine in Kent area (5)
31    Old emperor's hot spiced drink (5)
34    A long time fixing up venue for contest (5)
35    I can't rewrite another name on the container (3-3)
36    Cultivated fish, say, in distant sea (6)
40    A Japanese wine benefit (4)
43    Icy jerk shadows star's path (6)
44    "Put us in a number", said the poet inside! (5)
47    Restored balance, for the most part, to a wobbly craft? (5,4)
49    Cut favourite piece (7)
51    Jailbird changed name on the Central Australian or Irish wilderness (9)
53    Only a personal impression, but admissible as evidence (6-5)
54    Third power block (4)
55    He looks right as an African prince (3)
56    Limey who gives us a ring in mid afternoon (3)
58    General conclusion  about a science blackguard (6)
60    Put out of shape when wrongly formed (6)
61    How about solving the case of the mystery person (3)
63    CIA’s organised civil disorder for traitor (8)
65    New star rises at Stratford (4)
66    The process of taking turns to change country (11)
68    Short way taken when writing with it raises quite a furore? (5)
71    Defile under a mountain was not even considered (8)
73    A fish culture (4)
77    One who watches actor step out (9)
80    He's almost in New York? (4)
81    With which big cat sees precious stone (6-3)
83    Luxembourg's a capital (5)
85    Gap in the resin the girl gets? (6)
87    Raid and spoil Ugandan capital in the present era (6)
91    A state, but not a pit (4)
93    Greek character opposed to Italian wine (7)
97    Work steadily at a layer of cloth (3)
98    After a very short time, stupid greed engulfed the end of postgraduate study (6,6)
100    Lift man, love, and sit back (4)
102    The accent is on footwear (6)
105    Eggs not quite oval (3)
106    Personally one's missing a legendary character (3)
107    Badly cared for timber (5)
109    They present the bills (9)
111    Happen to appear before court (4,2)
112    Doesn't eat it, presumably, as stew is stirred (6)
114    Oldest subsoil? Sure (9)
115    Shot a lusty look at Follies (3-6)
117    In America, the heartless teacher used to be behind the iron curtain (4)
119    Came to the conclusion people without heads sounded lifeless (5)
120    Quicken anchor (4,4)
122    Got on though five hundred is added to the cost of the journey (5)
124    TV and press journalist aboard train going North (5)
128    Spice Girl agent accepts gold bracelet in the end (6)
130    Indeed the boy is back with a pip less! (7)
132    Balladeer given upper class title in India (4)
134    Superior persons, the heads, in fact (4)
136    Carries most of sea-bird back (3)
137    Red upset railway in Northern Ireland (5)
139    Bring someone to Court Street meeting (5)
140    Girl possibly not seen often (3)
143    Garibaldi lived at the dawn of the third one. That is to say, the Garibaldi that likes Daffy Duck, not the other one. (3)
145    Adding two numbers can be an impossible task (2-2)
147    Poems collected from devoted daughters of the Muse (4)
150    She'll be in wearing a medal! (3)
152    American sailor back in the swamp (3)
153    Child, bask by the sound (3)
154    The French boy! (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD-153
Across:
1 Bedspreads, 6 Shawm, 10 Sprite, 16 Ease, 18 Naan, 19 Nexus, 21 Pockets, 24 Blowhard, 26 Anisette, 27 Eta, 28 Ali, 30 Panto, 32 Red, 33 Errs, 35 Foothold, 37 Mamma Mia, 38 Litchi, 39 No end, 41 Per, 42 Consign, 45 Agate, 46 Alb, 48 Sick pay, 50 NDA, 52 Tripoli, 53 Crated, 56 Choctaw, 57 Gentiles, 59 IOU, 62 Linen, 64 Era, 65 Submarine, 67 CIA, 69 Daisy, 70 Timer, 71 Cent, 72 Rivet, 74 Ivor, 75 Oliver, 76 Anew, 78 Eject, 79 Alicia, 82 Omit, 84 Ingles, 86 Hogged, 88 Tier, 89 Molars, 90 Table, 92 Edit, 94 Cabana, 95 Redo, 96 Iceni, 97 Mere, 99 Gulch, 101 Uvula, 103 Use, 104 Increment, 107 Cli, 108 Bligh, 110 ESP, 111 Toilsome, 113 Picnics, 116 Hatred, 118 Lerwick, 121 Uno, 123 Smitten, 125 TNT, 126 Miens, 127 Step one, 129 Egg, 131 Ember, 133 Oodles, 135 Age limit, 138 At anchor, 141 Sate, 142 Put, 144 Times, 146 OAU, 148 She, 149 Elitists, 151 Alburnum, 155 Trussed, 156 Stowe, 157 Amoy, 158 Esne, 159 No side, 160 Stoop, 161 Draw stumps.

DOWN: 2 Ego trip, 3 Pies, 4 Debit, 5 Sal, 6 Sew, 7 Ana, 8 Warp, 9 Madam, 11 Phnom Penh, 12 Insomniac, 13 Tee, 14 Extravagance, 15 Used to be, 17 So long, 20 Ute, 21 Peel, 22 Cartesian, 23 Sao, 25 Hyde, 26 ATM, 29 Lorna, 31 Naval, 34 Scrip, 35 Fickle, 36 Loners, 40 Dale, 43 Opines, 44 Syria, 47 Still-room, 49 Cognate, 51 Downgrade, 53 Centre stage, 54 True, 55 Dim, 56 Cur, 58 Trying, 60 Oaring, 61 Bat, 63 Edentate, 65 Smee, 66 Brotherhood, 68 Indie, 71 Critical, 73 Vail, 77 Wisconsin, 80 Cite, 81 Artichoke, 83 Moles, 85 Leaves, 87 Ghouls, 91 Bolt, 93 Dilbert, 97 Mug, 98 Registration, 100 Unit, 102 Violin, 105 Res, 106 Mph, 107 Clasp, 109 Isinglass, 111 Tea set, 112 Meteor, 114 Nurseries, 115 Committed, 117 Apse, 119 Weeds, 120 Steepest, 122 Bedim, 124 Mocha, 128 Trains, 130 Get help, 132 Baku, 134 Seed, 136 Mis, 137 Teams, 139 Comer, 140 Out, 143 Ult, 145 Slot, 147 Cult, 150 Two, 152 B y o, 153 Rep, 154 Und.

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