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Jumbo Crossword - 70

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ACROSS:
1    Chap in charge grabs a phone, dealing in stamps (10)
6    It will draw blood (5)
10    Mary and Elizabeth were from Stroud (6)
16    Not a makeshift defence organisation (4)
18    Hard cash! (4)
19    Chopper blade going to and fro (5)
21    Began exploring my outside trail with appreciative understanding (7)
24    Where there's no spring, and not in free fall (2,6)
26    Very close this time? Yes, in German money (8)
27    Wood is no less hard to get (3)
28    Encourage to take the bar away from the poor fellow (3)
30    She's wrong to take the lead before starting as an extra (5)
32    A lot of eggs in line, one might say (3)
33    Take the leading role almost naked (4)
35    Great stone lion cracked - inside, an insect (8)
37    Free from restraints (8)
38    Unorthodox Easter saint (6)
39    Store stocking old Italian wine (5)
41    Support one might get from the butcher (3)
42    Tell tale about rare ant (7)
45    Arrived at opera beginning small role (5)
46    Scottie article published in 1100 (3)
48    Pay to go around a place in Washington (7)
50    Mid-morning tea for cash? (3)
52    Voter turns tail seeing a printing plate (7)
53    Six feet sound (6)
56    Turn on to art in Italy (7)
57    For a worker to grasp? Shake on it! (8)
59    Toiled for Black Gold (3)
62    Preference for an early starter in the gallery (5)
64    Study trickery? (3)
65    Mexican to prepare for government duty (6,3)
67    One with the French surrounded by water? (3)
69    Did it to reduce the friction (5)
70    Hang in there for an authentic Maori feast (5)
71    Lower following his last freight carrier (4)
72    Plagiarises beds for babes (5)
74    Attack Billy (4)
75    Duck in the river (6)
76    Some honey or curry perhaps (4)
78    Hole completed thus you can't lose (2,3)
79    Gradually destroys `is lady's poems (6)
82    Work hard to go after the bowling (4)
84    Texan city suggest metallurgic nonsense (6)
86    Somewhat sooner (6)
88    It might get one a job or be given when one loses it (4)
89    European country loses a keen appetite (6)
90    Creature George is about to check shortly (5)
92    Over record, the old cry (4)
94    Quiet, the fire is being returned by the Arabian chieftain (6)
95    They may be eaten slowly or bolted (4)
96    Be prone to illness? (3,2)
97    Kind of rations for a club (4)
99    Terrorists question one of Saddam's subjects (5)
101    Putting out fires shows extra bit of character (5)
103    Persecute many a former spouse ! (3)
104    Chap taking cover with a brown-skin in New York (9)
107    Golfer feels to be missing iron (3)
108    The way everybody can get a seat (5)
110    Chump to leave ex-despot? (3)
111    A Trident missiled F1 champ (8)
113    An idea of self importance (7)
116    Nurse first backs up onboard rejects (6)
118    A ruse so complicated provokes (7)
121    In this you'd be late (3)
123    Letter about wine should ease tension (7)
125    Half thought of following royalty just to tease (3)
126    It might be seen over one's shoulders in heavy traffic hurrying home (5)
127    Those in the know? (4,3)
129    Kind of bomb, that is to go off in a hurry ! (3)
131    Pain of organ-playing (5)
133    Lives if good at heart ! (6)
135    Drinking song going around America (8)
138    Ancient monumental game on a billiard-table (8)
141    Journey on woodland road (4)
142    Is this how you say hello to hundred? (3)
144    Irishman may be seen about one a.m. (5)
146    Some of the soldiers are no longer young (3)
148    After deductions there may be a catch in it (3)
149    Faithful knight in parliament given honour first (8)
151    Gay society-girl broadcasting (8)
155    Nathan returned Indian city figurine (7)
156    An artist found only in Montana (5)
157    The painter may appear lonely on leaving (4)
158    Fusses to get a common liquor additive back (4)
159    One who tries out a canopy? (6)
160    A ship on whose return many wager (5)
161    One might thread one's way through what's not fit for a camel (7,3)

DOWN:
2    Pet's speed round mile run (7)
3    Bash head off Bohemian (4)
4    Fashionable one taking turn as architect, familiarly (5)
5    Able to establish the carrier's responsibility? (3)
6    Costello's starter starts from learned Oxford University (3)
7    Five-franc piece being the European currency unit (3)
8    Sitcom After Hours is awful, sleep through it (4)
9    Indian piece of earth in Duntroon (5)
11    The German company absorbed by a French creative centre for paint (9)
12    Spoken play presentations are stirring up road alarm (4,5)
13    Fabulous creature in the torch light procession (3)
14    Regarding measurement of volume making it more secret (12)
15    It makes work of art and craft eat out (8)
17    Toast I made to the Chinese religionist (6)
20    Number one in Spain - on nothing? (3)
21    How tea's prepared in the Orient (4)
22    Form of praise she found in old sect (9)
23    Prefix a title to the guard officer (3)
25    One takes on top-gear when backing South Africa's weaver-bird (4)
26    Is this vest meant to sound for the priesthood? (3)
29    Called back; left knot (5)
31    Adversary emerging from revolution in Yemen (5)
34    Old instrument is rare, because little used (5)
35    Incantation skill returning to a person (6)
36    To step back will protect the foot (6)
40    Repeat after some reflection (4)
43    Act One must be revised without delay (2,4)
44    Hold sway when head of government is in control (5)
47    Testy chap goes off with contents of till (5,4)
49    His mate turns with disbelief (7)
51    Attempt to imprison every monarch constitutes betrayal (9)
53    How one should feel on Boxing Day? (8,3)
54    Adorn the sheep-stealer's fate (4)
55    Low time to ring (3)
56    Leo botched this Spanish bullring cheer (3)
58    Sharp practices of an artful Dickensian character? (6)
60    The significance of an item in the trade deficit (6)
61    Why we put back that tree (3)
63    Supported by runners (8)
65    Enthusiastic about it? No, not exactly (4)
66    Inca cries on befuddled devotees of one style of old Roman oratory (11)
68    Runs the work man round (5)
71    Help oneself from store (8)
73    Computer symbol one has to read carefully (4)
77    Where horses are given a drink in London (9)
80    Fool of French exercise (4)
81    Out of form? (9)
83    Money is a bait that takes many in (5)
85    What the nut has inside it is good only for the sewer, perhaps (6)
87    Gets not enough sleep, that's the trouble (6)
91    This might destine one to be secretive (4)
93    Omission in error is no lie (7)
97    As a hanger-on she's poison! (3)
98    Enabling one to stress one's superior education (6-6)
100    Demon of eclipses in extra hurry (4)
102    English country inheritance (6)
105    Does it strike you that it might get her to come here? (3)
106    It's what is being searched by the poet ! (3)
107    Before the party, comes back in to eat (5)
109    Seaman suitably occupied, say, descending rock face (9)
111    Abroad, taking in New York, at all events (6)
112    Minds about the mid-afternoon fashions (6)
114    Copper mongrel fragments gourd-like plants (9)
115    Weight required to pull strings (9)
117    Advertise electrical accessory (4)
119    Unfairly 'e hurt Arthur's Dad (5)
120    all right to abbreviate name of this state? (8)
122    It's square to swot? Get away! (5)
124    Returned, lame, holding one type of communication (5)
128    A foray in the way (6)
130    See about the German left when getting on in years (7)
132    A familiar colleague’s work, flower (4)
134    Bristle if there's one joining the clique (4)
136    Relaxed for just one short day (3)
137    Many sound prospects for prospectors (5)
139    Code is a bit shortened (5)
140    Killer did lose heart and got cross (3)
143    Bio-chemistry for an African tribesman (3)
145    Charles' girl (4)
147    Anger about one point of Latin in the matter (2,2)
150    River character, I hear (3)
152    Boy go round and bring your own (bottle) ! (3)
153    Shut one's eyes to what's on the carpet? (3)
154    It is charged for a portion without wine (3)

SOLUTION TO JUMBO CROSSWORD-69
Across:
1 Wobbliness, 6 Plumb, 10 Seesaw, 16 Hide, 18 Zeus, 19 Union, 21 Lemming, 24 Acerbity, 26 Despatch, 27 Aga, 28 OAU, 30 Serum, 32 Chi, 33 Marc, 35 Tom-noddy, 37 Red earth, 38 Anchor, 39 Aeson, 41 Obi, 42 Ill-turn, 45 Emmet, 46 Nun, 48 Olivier, 50 Awn, 52 No limit, 53 Askari, 56 Sleight, 57 Bathrobe, 59 Oak, 62 Hindi, 64 Loo, 65 Infuriate, 67 USA, 69 Ibsen, 70 Alloa, 71 Oral, 72 Scene, 74 Sync, 75 Stucco, 76 Bosc, 78 Awash, 79 Stemma, 82 Orbs, 84 Housed, 86 Insole, 88 Rail, 89 Wasabi, 90 Amigo, 92 Asci, 94 Pre-fab, 95 Nips, 96 Earth, 97 Suer, 99 Rages, 101 Icons, 103 Ups, 104 Demurrage, 107 Ado, 108 Uther, 110 Dia, 111 Dog leads, 113 Candida, 116 Jigsaw, 118 Risibly, 121 Uno, 123 Masking, 125 Gee, 126 Where, 127 Opposed, 129 Cog, 131 Depth, 133 Isabel, 135 Offstage, 138 Laid-back, 141 Sloe, 142 Eft, 144 Hinge, 146 Lil, 148 Ire, 149 Leisured, 151 Gnat bite, 155 Innings, 156 Pecan, 157 Bevy, 158 Upas, 159 Eddied, 160 Dyers, 161 Eton collar.

Down: 2 Oregano, 3 Lois, 4 Shaun, 5 Sic, 6 Per, 7 Uzi, 8 Mets, 9 Buyer, 11 Elemental, 12 Supermini, 13 Ana, 14 Witching hour, 15 In hiding, 17 Deodar, 20 Och, 21 Lama, 22 Marc Bolan, 23 Goo, 25 Boys, 26 Dud, 29 Ample, 31 Reams, 34 Chili, 35 Trivia, 36 Denise, 40 Near, 43 Little, 44 Truro, 47 In the snow, 49 Imbibes, 51 Went to sea, 53 Abracadabra, 54 Arno, 55 IOU, 56 Ski, 58 Honshu, 60 Argues, 61 Gal, 63 Dinosaur, 65 Ilsa, 66 Fashion show, 68 Salmi, 71 Overcast, 73 Ebbs, 77 Chipped in, 80 Mair, 81 Alpha rays, 83 Ran up, 85 Safari, 87 On-side, 91 Inge, 93 Senussi, 97 Sun, 98 Escape notice, 100 Agog, 102 Coarse, 105 Uda, 106 Raj, 107 Alamo, 109 Hobgoblin, 111 Dakota, 112 Dik-dik, 114 Dumbfound, 115 Down there, 117 Iced, 119 Incas, 120 Ego helps, 122 Deign, 124 Assai, 128 Philip, 130 Georgia, 132 Plot, 134 Lees, 136 Aid, 137 Egged, 139 Blest, 140 Cli, 143 Fee, 145 Envy, 147 Undo, 150 Sad, 152 Aye, 153 Bus, 154 Tae.

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