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Jumbo Crossword - 157

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Solicit age out of self-interest (10)
6    A ring of fractious kin steals, instigates, and squeals (5)
10    Wrongly admits to be at the centre of things (6)
16    Old faithful (4)
18    Still one might doubt its existence (4)
19    I won a shuffling US midlander (5)
21    These Magyars, for instance, bundle US grain another way (7)
24    Come down with a visionary painter (8)
26    Peerless production in a 1996 movie (8)
27    Beastly sound of a thousand spectacles (3)
28    There's a letter for her, we hear (3)
30    Back at home, pass a prism (5)
32    Terrible con for officer (3)
33    Sign for more (4)
35    Deceives a girl about to go in front (8)
37    Sorry to offer camping for copper, we hear (8)
38    Do this to immobilise the swine? (6)
39    A fool put up with this gourd-like back-scratcher (5)
41    Mary or Jane taking part in this heated debate (3)
42    This is most unfair! (7)
45    It normally comes with two others, hips first (5)
46    Phone extension, perhaps, causing nervous reaction (3)
48    Colin and he mix in musical circles ! (7)
50    Morning figure for a type of contract (3)
52    Again choose dance etc arrangement (2-5)
53    Hands over the Spanish embroidery (6)
56    Piled up the same sad trouble (7)
57    Sound timber for an English racecourse (8)
59    Despot has little Dorothy encompassing such extra-sensory perception (3)
62    Last digit almost all there with the agreeable German warrior ! (5)
64    We hear nobody is religious (3)
65    Food outlet's fear at ice breaking up (9)
67    Trifle to end parry with (3)
69    Clear sky only a little before the rain (5)
70    A principal kidnapper's heartened by this Hindu palanquin (5)
71    Hot bed at the end ? (4)
72    High church feature (5)
74    Dean in disgusting exhibition (4)
75    Everybody remains behind? Not oneself! (3-3)
76    Leftover pull as told by. . . (4)
78    Great instability's needed to change labelling (5)
79    Leaves collected here for potting (3,3)
82    A method that's gone out (4)
84    A sweetie brought back from somewhere in Italy (6)
86    Formerly upsetting me to take physical training now excused (6)
88    Adding two numbers can be an impossible task (2-2)
89    Not the right thing for a snooker player to do (6)
90    Little drum for Bill Moreheart (5)
92    Not out of but from a pint of milk (4)
94    They were at college together (6)
95    Pawns what belongs to father (4)
96    Rowed with love over a claret (5)
97    Note the rise of a famous school (4)
99    She pledges victory for debtor (5)
101    Ways to circumscribe City factions (5)
103    Girl possibly not seen often (3)
104    Be conscious of the sea's roughness, though one isn't sick (5,4)
107    In the morning one has an end in view (3)
108    A main diversion from the innermost membranes (5)
110    I keep starting to make a name (3)
111    Kill and fight for somewhere to keep a substance for snorting (8)
113    Independent politician ? (7)
116    Bombay, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Ranchi, Agra and Trivandrum are all in it (6)
118    Rose set out to find Greek matricide (7)
121    Number one in Spain - on nothing ? (3)
123    Is held by su ports and doesn't fall (7)
125    It's a headache that gives Meg such an edge (3)
126    The way I do business couldn't be better (5)
127    Satisfy with a silent request to drop fifty ? (7)
129    Surprise expressed in Ohio after I departed (3)
131    The doctor orders a change of air an achievement for her (5)
133    New copy made of railway napkins (6)
135    Not at one over a series of signs (8)
138    Discovers it's fun to do wrong (5,3)
141    Abel's island (4)
142    Get that woman away from the oil well, man! (3)
144    Norway has no right to publicise a discouragement to traffic (2,3)
146    Final objective ? (3)
148    Lady from Long Island going to mid-Wales (3)
149    Pull into the inn very happy (2,6)
151    Scud a VIP from this! (5,3)
155    Eighth month had exciting start for circus clown (7)
156    Frustrates a government department, they being foreign (5)
157    It may be sucked or blown (4)
158    Is not curtailed in broken tins (4)
159    Content when friend loses an article first - it may be polite to say so ! (6)
160    A student leader gains distinction in university (5)
161    The district attorney comes upon Marxist malpractices described by imprudent stuntmen (10)

DOWN:
2    Professional dancers (7)
3    Wreckage of HMAS Counterfeit (4)
4    Which over-50 confederate names a sulphide in oil of garlic? (5)
5    Some usable agricultural land (3)
6    In control - definitely mature (3)
7    General in funny, esoteric costume ? (3)
8    Eager to lament (4)
9    Saint and sinner in a newspaper cartoon (5)
11    Lightweight indisposed to interrupt aircraft strike (9)
12    Food science ICI tested rigorously (9)
13    Give a wet some sort of bribe? (3)
14    Scores with normal vision (6-6)
15    Some unfinished unit starting within 25.4 cm or to such a degree (2,2,4)
17    Girl left top singer making records (6)
20    It goes round in a circle (3)
21    Expression of dissatisfaction when first part of victory is invalidated (4)
22    Coarse suggesting when (5-4)
23    Do the sporting thing in risking one's neck (3)
25    Neither good nor bad when given a ring with a distress signal (2-2)
26    Child thus given name (3)
29    Turf to disturb Astor ? (5)
31    Bit of a sorceress and goddess (5)
34    Metal a saint finds slippery (5)
35    I'd come disguised as a general practitioner (6)
36    Odd art-form for an old man (6)
40    I object after electricity reaches a peak (4)
43    Start to play with polish remover, lacking vitamin (3,3)
44    Understood it's in the back now, not the front (5)
47    A thousand dollars to beat in a bid (5,4)
49    Envoy confronts oriental beneficiary (7)
51    Pasta leads to eccentric crime boss losing head (9)
53    Fellow factory worker being helpful (2-9)
54    You and I join a King who is feeble (4)
55    Shelter a U.S. general (3)
56    Copy out of the paper (3)
58    In the course of the French telephone call (6)
60    Enacts an amendment in one's attitude (6)
61    Farewell in an unopposed advance (3)
63    Tom's little friend is able to get a container (5,3)
65    Fool in council ends with scripture (4)
66    Only a personal impression, but admissible as evidence (6-5)
68    African port housing grand musical instrument (5)
71    Triumphant, as military displays spirit (8)
73    Said differently when belonging to the girl ? (4)
77    Musical shearer who’s good with a lubricator (6-3)
80    Only a churl would express contempt for HM (4)
81    Valid reason to give to charity (4,5)
83    Coming from below it, tycoon is amusingly clever (5)
85    Reveal a French maiden's request (6)
87    A collective "maybe" from the mountain heights (6)
91    Shout when a barrister starts to make an error in law (4)
93    They don't cut, they just give financial relief ! (2,5)
97    Wood used in some barrel making (3)
98    Potter's way of keeping advantage (12)
100    Goal being reset for one of the eminences near Ayers Rock (4)
102    Raise with some relief (6)
105    The edge of impertinence (3)
106    Internet starts week-end break (3)
107    Previously a warning given by golfers (5)
109    A woman will fill cracked food-containers naturally (9)
111    Africa's short of cool-headed sort of recreation (6)
112    "The east in Ventnor," I enthuse! (6)
114    Imagining disaster, using best suit (5-4)
115    Cast Miss Stone for dewy quality (9)
117    Tiller and male student with Frenchman (4)
119    Bearing spinner in mine excavation (5)
120    There's no charge for the present (4,4)
122    Shout half-heartedly downstairs (5)
124    Irishman may be seen about one a.m. (5)
128    With them one gets the wind up (6)
130    Describing the moon's journey to Libra in a confusing way (7)
132    If having turned in, where Spanish Morocco used  to be? (4)
134    Bitter, perhaps, after year in university (4)
136    It is charged for a portion without wine (3)
137    Diana wrestled another girl (5)
139    Exercise in vast area dividing partitions (5)
140    Somewhat feudal terrorist group? (3)
143    International body may look into unopened letters to begin with (3)
145    Talks big when sending money up - up to a point ! (4)
147    Move up soldiers of a frightening character (4)
150    A well-cut length of cloth ? (3)
152    He deals with beastly complaints (3)
153    Some prisoners inevitably offend (3)
154    Under the water and in Germany (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD - 156

Across: 1 Across: 1 Aficionado, 6 Midas, 10 U-boats, 16 Erse, 18 Iras, 19 Piano, 21 Beckons, 24 Neighing, 26 Librated, 27 Aru, 28 DCI, 30 Oaten, 32 IOU, 33 Ross, 35 Diamonds, 37 Shambles, 38 Detach, 39 Iotas, 41 Soh, 42 Abiding, 45 Airer, 46 Ats, 48 Microbe, 50 Ibo, 52 Alabama, 53 Bamboo, 56 Pellets, 57 Paraffin, 59 NCO, 62 Thyme, 64 DDT, 65 In ferment, 67 Run, 69 Icosa, 70 Gorki, 71 Tyke, 72 Tasso, 74 Giro, 75 Nannie, 76 Edda, 78 Clang, 79 Remiss, 82 Alee, 84 Phobia, 86 Elysee, 88 Orem, 89 Wake up, 90 Lifer, 92 Dark, 94 Recoil, 95 Pile, 96 Poser, 97 Mats, 99 Endor, 101 Coypu, 103 CIA, 104 Sinecures, 107 Tic, 108 Osric, 110 Son, 111 Andretti, 113 Can keep, 116 Outfit, 118 Run over, 121 NDA, 123 Apostle, 125 USA, 126 Rings, 127 Idyllic, 129 Dry, 131 Reade, 133 Avesta, 135 All there, 138 Northern, 141 Rite, 142 Col, 144 Orlop, 146 Are, 148 Oro, 149 Awarding, 151 Sidewalk, 155 Sworn in, 156 Retag, 157 Dike, 158 Aloe, 159 Ageism, 160 Newts, 161 Pseudonyms.

DOWN: 2 Faeroes, 3 Ivor, 4 Denim, 5 Ore, 6 Meg, 7 DII, 8 Arno, 9 Sagas, 11 Bain-marie, 12 April fool, 13 Tia, 14 Satisfactory, 15 Nodulose, 17 Sign in, 20 Neo, 21 Bard, 22 Customary, 23 Sdi, 25 Hist, 26 Lea, 29 Carib, 31 Third, 34 Sahib, 35 Dharma, 36 Dogman, 40 Sago, 43 Boards, 44 Delft, 47 Last straw, 49 Cape Cod, 51 Blundered, 53 Bingo caller, 54 Bunk, 55 One, 56 Pom, 58 Adagio, 60 Cranny, 61 Ine, 63 Misdeeds, 65 Irma, 66 Finger-print, 68 Ukase, 71 Timorous, 73 Seek, 77 Appraised, 80 Irks, 81 Smart card, 83 Lanai, 85 Bronco, 87 Specie, 91 Fads, 93 Appoint, 97 MCV, 98 Taramasalata, 100 Next, 102 Octroi, 105 ESP, 106 Uno, 107 Trial, 109 Reversion, 111 Aikido, 112 Tuscan, 114 Knowledge, 115 Ear phones, 117 USSR, 119 Older, 120 Dustcart, 122 Snarl, 124 Plier, 128 Dermal, 130 Yttrium, 132 Ante, 134 Aeon, 136 Erg, 137 Eosin, 139 Hakes, 140 Res, 143 Owe, 145 Pike, 147 Loco, 150 Rag, 152 Dew, 153 Was, 154 Lop.

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