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Jumbo Crossword - 69

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ACROSS:
1    Unsteady state in which it's embarrassing to have Bess blow in (10)
6    Completely vertical (5)
10    Notice saying  'Playground equipment' (6)
16    Leather shroud (4)
18    It never ceases to amaze us about the legends surrounding the greatest of Greek Gods (4)
19    One noun in a collective sense, perhaps (5)
21    Rodent straying, may mingle with the crowd initially ! (7)
24    Bitterness of one with a share in the railway (8)
26    News of a killing (8)
27    One of Turkey's regional governors again drops in (3)
28    Do auditors partially belong to this organization? (3)
30    Loose rumour about such fluid (5)
32    Chinese giving a Greek character his start (3)
33    Grapeskin refuse to swot the wrong way (4)
35    Fool of a cat with some childish hero (3-5)
37    A blood-coloured ochre from angry-looking planet (3,5)
38    Get hooked on a ranch rumpus about nothing (6)
39    No deep recession for Jason's father! (5)
41    Sorcery Japanese women get wrapped up in (3)
42    It's an unkind act (3-4)
45    During National Anthem Metropolitan Opera singer finds an insect (5)
46    We hear nobody is religious (3)
48    One in Dickens role is Sir Laurence (7)
50    Goldie's guillotined a beard of barley (3)
52    Being about fifty-one perhaps, I'm not without restriction (2,5)
53    Demand a change of air soldiering in Africa (6)
56    Magician's handy craft of little importance for the auditor (7)
57    To some degree a bother to change into something loose (8)
59    All right to enclose a tree (3)
62    Female deer has one underneath tongue (5)
64    Card game played in bloody surroundings (3)
65    If I run off to brew tea, will it annoy you? (9)
67    Unusable section of country (3)
69    He wrote `Ben is Reformed' (5)
70    Bit of oatmeal loaf baked in Scotland (5)
71    Nothing soothing in the royal house it's said (4)
72    As created by a temperamental person maybe (5)
74    Go down for an audition (4)
75    Cuts up when two people get plastered (6)
76    Hobos continue eating pear (4)
78    George Bernard was one of those knocked about a bit at sea (5)
79    Jane’s novel way to start family tree (6)
82    Burns initially in unusually large spheres (4)
84    Employed with Head Office first, then stayed (6)
86    Home alone, one slipped into comfy shoe perhaps (6)
88    A barrier between the sides, is fine (4)
89    Was salt added to a Japanese mustard? (6)
90    Friend, mother's back so I depart ! (5)
92    A scientist started with some enlarged cells (4)
94    Ready-made share given to some seaman (3-3)
95    Drinks for the jaunt back (4)
96    Inactive planet? (5)
97    Litigant finds speaking a drain (4)
99    Redhead gets on (5)
101    Pictures of newly minted coins (5)
103    High class private secretary avoiding depressions (3)
104    One might object with fury to having to pay for this delay (9)
107    A party creates commotion (3)
108    Unfairly 'e hurt Arthur's Dad (5)
110    Short line for help sent back? (3)
111    By which greyhounds win? (3,5)
113    Frank article written by G.B.Shaw (7)
116    Puzzle noticed after dance (6)
118    Rex, Sybil and I dressed ludicrously (7)
121    Big-selling card game (3)
123    Clever people join a top man in hiding (7)
125    Grand exclamation ! (3)
126    Place a query (5)
127    Not in agreement with work propounded (7)
129    Revolutionary with teeth (3)
131    That's enough to get the D.P. down (5)
133    She has feminine charm but bile seethes around (6)
135    Gaffes to make behind the scenes (8)
138    Relaxed face of the watch? (4-4)
141    Sort of gin said to lack vigour (4)
142    Creature allowed to remain headless (3)
144    Mount upon which opinions turn? (5)
146    Lady from Long Island going to mid-Wales (3)
148    Anger in answering back (3)
149    Are such people certain to be found in idle arrangement? (8)
151    It irritates a bit having some sort of agent about (4,4)
155    All out effort (7)
156    Tippecanoe is home to a nut (5)
157    When the Turk is about five he gets a lot of girls (4)
158    Having been raised in the form of a tree (4)
159    Fought the tide and Sullivan died (6)
160    They're liable to change colour (5)
161    Posh schoolboy to get it in the neck? Just the opposite! (4,6)

DOWN:
2    King Lear's daughter bathed in oranges and spice (7)
3    Soil disturbed by Miss Lane (4)
4    In Ireland one might shun a spelling of his name like this (5)
5    Well it doesn't sound like this (3)
6    For the returning traveller (3)
7    Weapon wrongly used in seizure (3)
8    Baseball team stock rising (4)
9    A customer or one of the staff (5)
11    Ultimately, déconstruire, to the French intellectual, is simple (9)
12    Policeman on fast road checking popular type of vehicle (9)
13    Articles - a collection of literary anecdotes (3)
14    Time to meet the coven (8,4)
15    Undercover but popular form of punishment (2,6)
17    Having written too many cheques during expensive growth (6)
20    A Scot's surprised expression (3)
21    Strike supported by a devout Buddhist (4)
22    T-Rex splattered lamb on car (4,5)
23    Sticky stuff not entirely satisfactory (3)
25    They will be themselves! (4)
26    No good as companion for Pete? (3)
29    Enough to give a taste of what it's like not to start (5)
31    Thrusts the key inside the paper (5)
34    Country sound - hot stuff (5)
35    Unimportant if I display my art at four (6)
36    I'd seen an unusual girl (6)
40    Not far from being stingy (4)
43    Not much enlightened before getting let out (6)
44    Taking the tour group right through the Cornish town (5)
47    No, that's where it's cold (2,3,4)
49    Turns over half drowned apron and drinks (7)
51    Became a sailor to set a new pattern (4,2,3)
53    It's said to work wonders (11)
54    Italian river in the far north (4)
55    Promissory note given in rather curious circumstances? (3)
56    Find something to do in the Catskill Mountains (3)
58    There’s a kind of hush all over the island (6)
60    Has a dispute about right usage? (6)
61    She may be seen in Europe, finally! (3)
63    Extinct animal may still make a raid on us (8)
65    Sail into wrecking turbulence? This one of the Konrads siblings could survive! (4)
66    Shapes the way new clothes are presented (7,4)
68    Sort of stew effecting a slim result (5)
71    TV Co.'s are playing "Ain't No Sunshine" (8)
73    Even bold bad Sadie initially falls back (4)
77    Interrupted to tell how you got a birdie? (7,2)
80    Welsh lady having trouble with French husband (4)
81    Naturally primary emissions? (5,4)
83    Incurred a bill that mounted fast (3,2)
85    Is back to take in a distant expedition (6)
87    Offering support that is done differently (2-4)
91    Dean in disgusting exhibition (4)
93    Uses sin to divert a member of a Moslem sect (7)
97    It enables one to dial the time (3)
98    Keep out of sight and your won't get the sack (6,6)
100    Excited about having a turn as head guide (4)
102    Vulgar business of twisting ears? (6)
105    Somewhat feudal terrorist group? (3)
106    Container's a setback for British rule in the subcontinent (3)
107    A strike over nothing remembered in Texas (5)
109    Mischievous fairy (9)
111    Knock out some facts about an aircraft (6)
112    A small antelope returns two boys (3-3)
114    How to astonish stupid cast (9)
115    You'll find what's soft below (4,5)
117    Given the cold treatment (4)
119    Start with ancient people in case of dispute? (5)
120    Self confidence is of assistance when you violently peel hogs (3,5)
122    Condescend to Hamlet, we hear? (5)
124    In music very like first sonata, Heart of Maid (5)
128    Bad temper about not having the fall eminence of a prince (6)
130    Bush loses East -- at the end, gains Iowa (a state) (7)
132    A story and bed (4)
134    The dregs are left to look backwards (4)
136    Help to overcome infertility (3)
137    Got this on and encouraged? (5)
139    Consecrated the highest quality outside left (5)
140    Some numbers make up most of the clients (3)
143    Charge for English iron initially (3)
145    Sin of diplomat leaving Ohio behind (4)
147    If you nod off, just let go (4)
150    Not happy when it's reported one's gone (3)
152    Yes seaman ! (3)
153    Extra payment not on for transport (3)
154    Not quite opening up in the game (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD-68
Across:
1 Better half, 6 Whelp, 10 Amused, 16 Arse, 18 Coed, 19 Orang, 21 Lift off, 24 Wild duck, 26 Innuendo, 27 Ede, 28 Len, 30 Houri, 32 Cat, 33 Verb, 35 Pulsator, 37 Emaciate, 38 In toto, 39 Ewers, 41 Tis, 42 Tricorn, 45 Pleat, 46 Fat, 48 Low tide, 50 Try, 52 Animals, 53 Crutch, 56 Lie-abed, 57 De quiros, 59 Icy, 62 Pseud, 64 Ull, 65 Job centre, 67 Tao, 69 Glues, 70 Seoul, 71 Phew, 72 Exile, 74 Talc, 75 Africa, 76 Visa, 78 Ionic, 79 Rustic, 82 Leaf, 84 Virago, 86 Kicked, 88 Tosh, 89 Senile, 90 Unarm, 92 Spry, 94 Rufous, 95 Avon, 96 Laser, 97 Pied, 99 Lanai, 101 Notum, 103 Lea, 104 Life style, 107 Deb, 108 Niobe, 110 New, 111 Rebutted, 113 Stunned, 116 Opener, 118 Ageless, 121 Ism, 123 Epigram, 125 Ats, 126 Odeum, 127 End runs, 129 Lip, 131 Pupae, 133 Opines, 135 Astounds, 138 Orcadian, 141 Tune, 142 Yak, 144 Means, 146 Ulm, 148 TNT, 149 Agitated, 151 Away game, 155 Pompeii, 156 Renal, 157 Okay, 158 Ural, 159 Gelato, 160 Ypres, 161 Psychology.

Down: 2 Evident, 3 Ebon, 4 Lawns, 5 Fri, 6 Wed, 7 Ecu, 8 Loch, 9 Pekoe, 11 Manicotti, 12 Sourabaya, 13 Ere, 14 Dance of death, 15 Egotists, 17 Slater, 20 NDA, 21 Levi, 22 Fertilize, 23 Flu, 25 Dare, 26 Ira, 29 El cid, 31 Umbel, 34 Bosom, 35 Pottle, 36 Owners, 40 Spec, 43 Risque, 44 Cecil, 47 Campbells, 49 Waddles, 51 Rearwards, 53 Consciously, 54 Thou, 55 Hic, 56 Lyn, 58 Ulster, 60 Cedric, 61 Vow, 63 Uglified, 65 Joan, 66 Blackmailer, 68 Aegis, 71 Pastrami, 73 Ivan, 77 Aversions, 80 Toys, 81 Charmeuse, 83 Eerie, 85 Arouse, 87 Kennet, 91 Anne, 93 Plunder, 97 Ply, 98 Earth-shaking, 100 Aloe, 102 Obtain, 105 End, 106 Two, 107 Durer, 109 One minute, 111 Rehear, 112 Eggs on, 114 Nightfall, 115 Emolument, 117 Pomp, 119 Lalit, 120 Farmyard, 122 Gerda, 124 Pupil, 128 Nectar, 130 Penning, 132 Pony, 134 Seti, 136 Ned, 137 Snaky, 139 Duels, 140 Amp, 143 Age, 145 Swap, 147 Ambo, 150 Tae, 152 Ayr, 153 Gus, 154 Map.

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