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Jumbo Crossword - 53

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ACROSS:
1    Stark choice for one thrown in at deep end (4,2,4)
6    It's certainly not cheese in snooker player's pocket (5)
10    Deprives of occupation (6)
16    The sort of area that will stop a goon getting confused (2-2)
18    I suppose "Yee-hah!" lacks.....how's that again? (4)
19    Lists the cads (5)
21    Cora loves the jam that is made on the "Isle of Love" in the Mediterranean (7)
24    The one that clumsy oarsmen catch ? (4-4)
26    Headline causing an outcry (8)
27    A long time to mature (3)
28    Understand there's no service for the meadow (3)
30    Charge all round America to find a firing device (5)
32    One has a golden touch writing about her (3)
33    Birds which often follow Tom (4)
35    Commonly, the wife of a fussy man (3,5)
37    Having had a rise, a man goes on holiday (8)
38    Some American GIs never back an old officer (6)
39    Gets out of position (5)
41    Limb turned to solid jelly (3)
42    Object to allowing computers to raise money for the church (7)
45    Stirring game ? (5)
46    Two begin to track at start of winter ! (3)
48    "Bewitched" girl hit a bat frolicking (7)
50    Say, change the heart of an agent ? (3)
52    A fermenting juice, as recovered from fruit (7)
53    In itself, as being what is specified (2,4)
56    Russian isinglass used as a security device for a motorist! (7)
57    Soldiers authorised hold the front in question (8)
59    How to beset the heart of the Dalai Lama? (3)
62    It's really the end to feed us such a cheap cut! (5)
64    A girl dropped a couple of points for loss of cool (3)
65    Superlatively powerful aircraft (9)
67    She'll be in to cook one day (3)
69    Where I might leave the fish (5)
70    So American a composer (5)
71    That's the river that sounds as if it's not nice to be near (4)
72    Tea break about six for Mrs Peron (5)
74    Cabbage king ? (4)
75    The French hero came a cropper in Pakistan (6)
76    Today's most popular writer? (4)
78    Each time, I lost message for Alice (3,2)
79    Economised again, but still smoked (6)
82    It might lead to the actor's last line (4)
84    Bound to have been struck by (6)
86    Fake the direction of the approach (6)
88    Intensely light for a signal ? (4)
89    Used reformed Church of England to lead astray (6)
90    Where you'll find Arabs about (5)
92    Man of action joins party with hesitation (4)
94    Iroquois tribe active? Bad idea (6)
95    Precious girl ? (4)
96    Polished enough to drop a point in the city ? (5)
97    Start to criticise poem - it's unreadable (4)
99    Find out how to make money after fifty (5)
101    They are not usually put before the horses (5)
103    Person withdrawing my money (3)
104    Gel for injured limb (6,3)
107    Even this rock-pile might rot (3)
108    Lets water out of the lakes (5)
110    Gelderland city is half Edenic ? (3)
111    Rip top off, lever open suspicious packaging (8)
113    Expressionless poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (7)
116    In a hurry to throw round your head (6)
118    Emu aria’s afflicted by retention of waste (7)
121    Resistance until all round the queen (3)
123    Father refusing to work makes quite a show (7)
125    Lout lost nothing going crazy last month ! (3)
126    Exhaust ESU ? (3,2)
127    Supports elevated places for stowing cargo (7)
129    Teacher having been given dubbing ? (3)
131    So called celeb Beatle (5)
133    Flowers one gets out of bed (6)
135    Was enough to be returned by us when very loud and cold ! (8)
138    Is very wary, yet appears to be eligible for the umpire's raised forefinger (5,3)
141    The finest estate houses noble Italian family (4)
142    Make an application to reduce friction (3)
144    They've nothing on for the time being (5)
146    Despot has little Dorothy encompassing such extra-sensory perception (3)
148    Great power as found in Northern Russian river (3)
149    What market traders pay for everything in coach (8)
151    Aromatic cordial I put in stake (8)
155    Action taken about lousy ref, having had quite enough (7)
156    About the sound not returning, my boy ! (5)
157    Something of a fixation about breeding ? (4)
158    Obligation of a hero (4)
159    Not a one was in the house when doctor visited you twice (3,3)
160    Explosive responsible for angry crowd rising in Hyderabad and Bangalore initially ! (1-4)
161    Cruel and oppressive state (10)


DOWN:
2    I'm getting old pictures (7)
3    Sounds just a matter of time for us (4)
4    Relation that's legal ? (2-3)
5    Not one of today's birds finds islands lacking sex appeal (3)
6    Does Australia Post accept payment in fish? (3)
7    Some time, in short, in Scotland for the sound of music (3)
8    A fig for essential cover ! (4)
9    Capital place for king and an ox and open ! (5)
11    Always linking two States the other way around (4,5)
12    Sonny’s partner nobly condemned nuclear disaster (9)
13    When topless ate a meal (3)
14    Dated chemise around the house (4-8)
15    Is following a serial about Jews (8)
17    It records only the shining hours (6)
20    Went ahead in double dealing (3)
21    Team when the game's over? (4)
22    International traveller with the black dog? (3-6)
23    You'll be exhausted when this is in (3)
25    Those against the Tories, in short (4)
26    Main part of the Chinese army (3)
29    Girl suggesting what a top journo can do with aspiration (5)
31    Searches for the Indians spoken of (5)
34    Volatile girl is back as a man ! (5)
35    Using mine to become synchronised (2,4)
36    An impressive time of year ? (6)
40    Gamble on finding a small monocle (4)
43    The sloping type! (6)
44    Fifty inside have to share equally (5)
47    New cossies cover the self-centred with a triangle (9)
49    He has nocturnal habits at a pinch (7)
51    Peer drops out, though he did well (9)
53    I enable lads to get a round favourite with the young ones (7-4)
54    "Tourist Traps" author (4)
55    Laugh either way (3)
56    Some numbers make up most of the clients (3)
58    Builds up secret ruination (6)
60    Disturbing river, it's suggested (6)
61    Standard power on a river (3)
63    Ability to take the new fast train (8)
65    Jeff's funny companion (4)
66    So the blow was not unexpected (4,7)
68    Delay yield (5)
71    Here stands a sound of poetry (3,5)
73    I offer a reference (4)
77    Love to see a man with a chart imitating a painting (9)
80    Not having a break perhaps for drill by roadside (4)
81    Dance of a passing bird ? (5,4)
83    None but ten is found in bubble chambers (5)
85    One welcomed that all was not well at last (6)
87    It can prevent freezing in exceedingly cold weather (6)
91    Profit up without one being there - that's the problem (4)
93    Do what's required to win the long jump (7)
97    It is engaged in making a machine work (3)
98    Remote spot for enjoying radio records (6,6)
100    Long and slippery sure to make one feel young, I see (4)
102    About three minutes in the ring (6)
105    Man of understanding (3)
106    Not entirely inefficient knife-rest (3)
107    Predominantly stopgap pace (5)
109    Mary is muddled; is Susan given to the Forces? (4,5)
111    Back of Bourke bash, round the long-distance motor race (6)
112    Good health shown by a professional model (6)
114    How a woman wishes her husband would find a job ? (9)
115    A body of musicians, one at a time, in diverting manner (9)
117    They may part with a smile (4)
119    I take jellied eels round to her (5)
120    Heart in mouth, sends letters to lonely places (8)
122    When we got in he had chopped the wood (5)
124    Singers alternate on rising note (5)
128    Spin a top - coming together at once (6)
130    Tries an unfamiliar wine (7)
132    Slab torn apart to make garments (4)
134    It can be taken without being removed (4)
136    Signal to strike the ball (3)
137    Hated to be destroyed at the end (5)
139    Is nurseryman so off colour? (5)
140    High class private secretary avoiding depressions (3)
143    Historic Japanese prime minister with 1920s sex-appeal; nothing more (3)
145    Slight description of some noses (4)
147    Little bird who has helped sailors (4)
150    Roman deity seen in clarity (3)
152    Said only partly by the groom? (1,2)
153    Go down exposing some of the pebbles (3)
154    What a blow backwards and forwards this can deliver! (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD-52
Across:
1 Oceanology, 6 Grasp, 10 Spasms, 16 Noon, 18 Read, 19 Upper, 21 Necktie, 24 Abruptly, 26 Pamphlet, 27 Era, 28 Car, 30 Fewer, 32 Arc, 33 Work, 35 Sunlight, 37 Earmarks, 38 Tobago, 39 Iotas, 41 Tor, 42 Rampant, 45 Intel, 46 Bus, 48 Neutral, 50 Baa, 52 Stannic, 53 Hair-do, 56 Hadrian, 57 Sealyham, 59 Via, 62 ENIAC, 64 Nos, 65 Refashion, 67 Duo, 69 Grieg, 70 Icosa, 71 Asps, 72 There, 74 Otic, 75 Suitor, 76 Yaws, 78 Obeah, 79 Nutter, 82 Atop, 84 Offcut, 86 Inhale, 88 Hath, 89 Lethal, 90 Banjo, 92 Door, 94 Fipple, 95 Nemo, 96 Run in, 97 Mica, 99 Astra, 101 Morag, 103 Odo, 104 Eggplants, 107 Sap, 108 Chill, 110 Eau, 111 Plimsoll, 113 Emoting, 116 Goatee, 118 Raeburn, 121 IOU, 123 Artisan, 125 Nan, 126 Moist, 127 Warrior, 129 Ide, 131 Staid, 133 Delays, 135 Motoring, 138 Starkers, 141 Stem, 142 Eve, 144 Adolf, 146 Una, 148 Ewe, 149 Hang on to, 151 Easy mind, 155 Jackdaw, 156 On tap, 157 Lana, 158 Coco, 159 Smeary, 160 Negev, 161 Osteopaths.

Down: 2 Cheroot, 3 Nuts, 4 Gnarl, 5 Yob, 6 Gnu, 7 Art, 8 Self, 9 Payee, 11 Pear melba, 12 Superstar, 13 Mph, 14 Splashboards, 15 Art class, 17 Origin, 20 E'er, 21 Newt, 22 Carbonari, 23 Ecu, 25 Putt, 26 Per, 29 Anima, 31 Warts, 34 Karen, 35 Sortie, 36, 40 Sild, 43 Arcane, 44 Ploys, 47 Essential, 49 Unscrew, 51 Adjourned, 53 Haricot bean, 54 Rues, 55 Ova, 56 Hah, 58 Log off, 60 Isaiah, 61 SOS, 63 Agraphia, 65 Rove, 66 Fashionable, 68 Upset, 71 Although, 73 Eyot, 77 Solfeggio, 80 Tarn, 81 Rhineland, 83 Tepid, 85 Cupola, 87 Aromas, 91 Nits, 93 Oracles, 97 Mow, 98 Commandments, 100 Stoa, 102 Oporto, 105 Peg, 106 Aug, 107 Smear, 109 Inundated, 111 Peewit, 112 Lairds, 114 Tightrope, 115 Numerator, 117 Oats, 119 Bails, 120 On the hop, 122 Piano, 124 Riven, 128 Adagio, 130 Eye-wash, 132 A spy, 134 Smew, 136 Ido, 137 Glean, 139 Kudos, 140 Raj, 143 Van, 145 Fane, 147 Scup, 150 Gam, 152 Sag, 153 MCV, 154 NCO.

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