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Jumbo Crossword - 159

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ACROSS:
1    Silly goats drop a family of slugs and snails (10)
6    Man seen with his heart-throb by the riverside? (5)
10    Maintain a strong company (6)
16    Ruth upset French ecclesiastic (4)
18    A rally beginning at sea (4)
19    Services' facility for spending money (5)
21    How sweet that the bed you get after All Fools' Day is only a little one (7)
24    Put a pigeon in a old cannon (8)
26    Asking to exchange some leather (8)
27    Will the cad do this at last if he's a carrier? (3)
28    Aye it's what the Scots are said to say (3)
30    Oriental ruler making up the required measure (5)
32    Unknown quantity of water? (3)
33    Cars crashed in curves (4)
35    Opera performed unusually in a hotel (8)
37    Sleeps on wood aboard ship (8)
38    About love, writer is to start again (6)
39    If the biter turns up over the Wye it gives it a sharp smell (5)
41    Doctor in form over short appearance ! (3)
42    Not very quick about turning up the statute in a dive (7)
45    He has to be what he is (5)
46    Company in America? Yes, they say so ! (3)
48    Comedy writer offers more with fiction (7)
50    Accountant holding hot tea (3)
52    Work, to a peer, maybe (7)
53    The outdoor type being more affected? (6)
56    Talk with a radio amateur in Kent (7)
57    Where living is on the level (8)
59    Promissory note given in rather curious circumstances? (3)
62    Cowboy’s competition sat on the ring (5)
64    Included by the artful auditor (3)
65    Related to smell of old lake plant (9)
67    Happy transvestite? (3)
69    Four deliveries on one occasion (5)
70    Ray is out in the country (5)
71    Appear to make a sound joint (4)
72    Predict a profit to auditor (5)
74    Cordon is sort of blue (4)
75    Long for a man to finish being cowardly (6)
76    Tuft found by women institute's piano (4)
78    Deal out about a litre of soup with this? (5)
79    Eric to become amorous (6)
82    Wasted allowance of yore? (4)
84    What you've been cooking since getting in a rut? (6)
86    Cutters almost heard on board (6)
88    She sets sail (4)
89    Girl joining English superior - that's pleasant (6)
90    Pungent end pieces of celeriac free (5)
92    Move to indulge in some spooning (4)
94    Beware of a popular trend to surrender (4,2)
95    Consumes a set recipe (4)
96    Proficient in arithmetic, starting with short division (5)
97    Lady to be second repeatedly (4)
99    Fodder for Josh? (5)
101    Strike a reef (5)
103    One might adopt this over the Ouse, initially by instinct (3)
104    Cast update: Loy gave a superior performance (9)
107    It's by way of being an extract of caviare (3)
108    Not in a position to give us the facts straight up (5)
110    Little awful man was an air pioneer (3)
111    The 180th meridian entailed variations (4-4)
113    Hides or shows (7)
116    What one is most likely to do with a cheque? (4,2)
118    Wren set off for action movie (7)
121    ...and, perhaps, it helps in building our Armed Forces? (3)
123    How A served at the table and hung around there (7)
125    Laugh either way (3)
126    Quiet person was brilliant (5)
127    Round dilapidated inn, little shoot is curling (7)
129    Wonder if it's in the chest of drawers (3)
131    Odd drumbeat in sheikdom (5)
133    Salisbury, it was, that disheartened hardware (6)
135    If necessary (2,1,5)
138    What the lovely Miss Puller does? (8)
141    Put away five letters (4)
142    Sit around when leading, in short (3)
144    Don back or down ! (3,2)
146    Point where we turn up looking fresh (3)
148    Gelderland city  is edenic to begin with (3)
149    In case it's the wrong shade for the exterior (8)
151    Touring around south can be stirring (8)
155    Tempts everyone with a devious ruse (7)
156    It's a mere matter of about fifty to make the bird black (5)
157    Crudely inquire, say, about boxes or boats (4)
158    Chopped suet packaged and transported by the Red Indians (4)
159    Force the rest to move on the ship (6)
160    Tale about the East is long (5)
161    He lit a city in ruins with professional standards (10)


DOWN:
2    One having a lofty aim? (7)
3    Cut price food (4)
4    Had a chance to secure Russian house (5)
5    Moslem in a Hindu mount of pilgrimage? (3)
6    Speedy turnover for the divine, briefly (3)
7    It's put up to keep people out (3)
8    Foreign railway that is famous for cheese (4)
9    Pulls out American troops (5)
11    Remove a jumper a month later (4-5)
12    Entering athletic event during warm spell (2,3,4)
13    He looks right as an African prince (3)
14    Breaks in with a demand for money (5,1,6)
15    He calls out at court (8)
17    Description of teetotaller hooked by large amount of claret? (6)
20    Drug dose if up over 10 (3)
21    A daring start to an old-fashioned month? (4)
22    Advise in respect of the business: before 2000, finish! (9)
23    As well to ring perhaps (3)
25    Avon is Paradise (4)
26    Horned creature found in dwindling numbers (3)
29    Do it out to do away (5)
31    Hungarian girl in an oil spill (5)
34    Being so impecunious at last, make tracks (5)
35    Moved unit is unmoved (2,4)
36    Laugh like a wartime 'lord'? (3-3)
40    Country bumpkin off bondage (4)
43    Tiny Kelly had his expectant fancies (6)
44    Rachel backs what operetta composer around the middle note? (5)
47    Rex tucked into mashed potatoes with little discernment (4,5)
49    Works for party on Sunday (7)
51    Esau was like the Ainu in this (9)
53    Rewrite Lyn's account of a job at the hospital (11)
54    Language spoken by Albert in company of a Greek character (4)
55    Girl, I hear, at an opening? (3)
56    Stop shooting and use the knife (3)
58    He says a lot for a balloon (6)
60    It shows the quality of petrol at once, perhaps (6)
61    North backing my Shakespearean corporal thus (3)
63    Organisations for the acting shares (8)
65    Changed the abridged order and did some mining? (4)
66    About to be beaten but doesn't turn back (5,6)
68    In a way, age is some protection (5)
71    Many returning lazily without betraying any emotion (8)
73    Point the dope out: a woman (4)
77    Shut out before getting in (9)
80    Exhaust - one of four found on Chevrolet? (4)
81    Cost of transport to an inverted Spanish naval base (9)
83    New nurse making marks on old tablets (5)
85    US dramatist found half of partnership ailing (6)
87    Donkey to suffer attack (6)
91    Interpreted, for example, cardinal's pronouncement (4)
93    Biggest exam covers everything (7)
97    Plead for keys (3)
98    Do they warm astronauts? (5,7)
100    He has writing dictated by the height of fashion (4)
102    Expect rising on North Pacific island (6)
105    A sign of infection (3)
106    Morning figure for a type of contract (3)
107    One who will not have animals, say, in a vehicle (5)
109    It would be as unpleasant to get into as the hot variety (4,5)
111    Order a child around? Rubbish! (6)
112    Stable sounds at Walton? (6)
114    Charming musician ! (9)
115    It's not the quality one likes (9)
117    Served, but had no come-back (4)
119    Rents and rates revised (5)
120    Charm is somehow not a quality associated with Major (8)
122    Bill only is in deadly earnest (2,3)
124    Flinch from a new in-charge, perhaps ! (5)
128    Hip humourist slammed (4,2)
130    Oriental rat causing much damage (7)
132    Lots of luggage (4)
134    Eastern Wales shears off adult sheep (4)
136    Agree not to say a word (3)
137    Move fast - Ben is taking the train ! (5)
139    Gangs that give one a sense of anxiety (5)
140    Originally, this was an airline (3)
143    Some fishes are female (3)
145    Thrust in which pig is sold? (4)
147    Unusual leaf insect (4)
150    High tone of a subaltern (3)
152    Home of the brave even earlier? (3)
153    Barrel seen in nut-twisting (3)
154    Born in a bygone epoch (3)
 

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD-158
Across:
1 Maintained, 6 Parts, 10 Hannah, 16 Mica, 18 Muck, 19 Ameer, 21 Babbled, 24 Diaspora, 26 Star part, 27 Uni, 28 Use, 30 Fluke, 32 Lei, 33 Sigh, 35 Down-cast, 37 Printout, 38 Hawaii, 39 Patti, 41 Shy, 42 Shar pei, 45 Fleet, 46 Coe, 48 Educate, 50 AMC, 52 Omentum, 53 Hoof it, 56 Closing, 57 Islander, 59 IOU, 62 Lysol, 64 Ems, 65 Godparent, 67 Raw, 69 Pieta, 70 Rouge, 71 Demi, 72 Wrapt, 74 Zest, 75 Mai-tai, 76 Boys, 78 Tempo, 79 Gas-bag, 82 Noes, 84 Punish, 86 Rehash, 88 Cane, 89 Godiva, 90 Riata, 92 Talk, 94 Come to, 95 Lulu, 96 No end, 97 Spae, 99 Bambi, 101 Spats, 103 The, 104 Artlessly, 107 Bee, 108 Hewer, 110 ESP, 111 Megastar, 113 Flaccid, 116 Yo-yoed, 118 Abalone, 121 Hem, 123 Relaxed, 125 NDA, 126 Peace, 127 Strauss, 129 Dug, 131 Nisei, 133 Egg-nog, 135 Hands out, 138 Eye drops, 141 Endo, 142 Ipa, 144 Swear, 146 USA, 148 Ido, 149 Terrapin, 151 Leaflets, 155 Drafted, 156 Capon, 157 Deny, 158 Adit, 159 Sighed, 160 Stead, 161 Eyewitness.

DOWN: 2 Ananias, 3 Tile, 4 Emden, 5 DII, 6 Pas, 7 RMO, 8 Turf, 9 Scalp, 11 Antenatal, 12 Narcotics, 13 Amp, 14 Health centre, 15 Articles, 17 Canape, 20 Ere, 21 Bush, 22 Big wheels, 23 Duo, 25 Putt, 26 Ski, 29 Sweat, 31 Urges, 34 Haydn, 35 Discus, 36 Sailor, 40 Ifni, 43 Hamlet, 44 Reins, 47 Following, 49 Utility, 51 Moonlight, 53 Heartthrobs, 54 Flog, 55 Tip, 56 Cur, 58 Amazon, 60 Oafish, 61 Twi, 63 Opposite, 65 Guam, 66 Demoralised, 68 Amman, 71 Disclose, 73 Abed, 77 Space race, 80 Bake, 81 Gendarmes, 83 Oomph, 85 Ilexes, 87 Abuses, 91 Army, 93 Anthrax, 97 Sty, 98 Aeolian harps, 100 Ally, 102 Petals, 105 Led, 106 Spy, 107 Basra, 109 Whodunnit, 111 Mersey, 112 Abases, 114 Chain gang, 115 Impassive, 117 Oxen, 119 Ledge, 120 Unstitch, 122 Vague, 124 Euros, 128 Tiered, 130 Goddess, 132 Self, 134 Good, 136 Own, 137 Tales, 139 Rusty, 140 Pad, 143 Pea, 145 Rent, 147 Cant, 150 Roi, 152 Aye, 153 Lad, 154 Tie.

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