THE BIG CROSS­WORD

Geraldton Guardian - - PUZZLE -

ACROSS

1 UK cur­rency (5) 3 Hear­ing mem­brane (7) 8 Al­le­vi­ate (4)

10 Cat’s sound (4) 13 Bulb veg­etable (5) 14 Alias let­ters (1,1,1) 15 --- up, re­fused to talk (7)

17 In­dian na­tion­al­ist and spir­i­tual leader (6) 18 Cottes­loe or Mul­laloo, eg (5) 19 Pa­per fold­ing art (7) 20 Strip of weapons (6) 22 Art­fully evade (5) 23 Tiny Pa­cific is­land coun­try (5)

25 Bow pro­jec­tile (5) 28 Mav­er­ick, out­law (8) 32 Ha­tred (6) 35 Bluish colour (4)

37 --- buddy, in­ti­mate friend (5)

39 Card suit (6) 40 Per­plex­ing state of af­fairs (9)

41 Not out­side (6) 42 Ad­di­tion sign (4) 43 Bis­cuit eaten with ice-cream (5) 44 Mediter­ranean is­land na­tion (6) 47 Theatre pro­gram (8) 50 --- and whis­tles, ex­tras (5)

53 --- -red, part of the in­vis­i­ble spec­trum (5) 55 Jewish leader (5) 57 Greek is­land (5) 58 Chooses (7) 59 Mada­gas­can mam­mal (5) 60 Loathe, ab­hor (6) 62 In­volve (6)

64 Thun­der­struck and T.N.T. band (2/2) 65 Per­spire (5)

66 --- Bald­win, ac­tor (4) 68 Nu­meral (6)

70 Fit of rage (6) 72 Weight mea­sure (5) 73 Hon­est (7)

74 Urge, en­cour­age (3,2) 75 Sus­pect’s de­fence (5) 77 Black bil­liard ball (5) 79 Thigh bone (5) 82 Re-ex­am­ined (8) 86 Haste (6)

89 Bed quilt (5) 90 Fore­arm bone (4) 91 Gar­den struc­ture (6) 92 Blow for blow (3,3,3) 93 Turtle­neck (6) 94 So­cial di­vi­sion (5) 96 2.54 cms (4) 97 Artist’s work­room (6) 100 Ra­tion­alised (8) 104 David ---, Bri­tish The

Pink Pan­ther star (5) 107 Wad­ing bird (5) 109 Ap­plaud­ing word (5) 111 Cud­dle, snug­gle (6) 113 Em­i­nent mu­si­cal con­duc­tor (7) 114 Pas­toral (5) 115 Small restau­rant (6) 116 Realm (7)

118 Jar top (3) 119 Rus­sian al­co­holic spirit (5) 120 Peep­ers (4) 121 Stage ---, alias (4) 122 Ju­nior (7) 123 Syn­thetic fab­ric (5)

DOWN

1 Ir­ra­tional fear (6) 2 Bi­ased, un­just (6) 4 Pointed, di­rected (5) 5 Ow­ing (3)

6 Rea­son (6)

7 Noisy sum­mer in­sect (6) 8 Mo­tor (6)

9 Type of duck down (5) 10 Ho­tel em­ployee (4) 11 Sushi condi­ment (6) 12 With com­po­sure (6) 15 Munch, eat (4) 16 Medicine ra­tion (4)

21 --- Thorpe, Olympian (3) 24 Alien ship (1,1,1) 26 An­swer (5) 27 Com­mand (5)

29 Prize named af­ter the in­ven­tor of dy­na­mite (5) 30 Perth --- FC, A-League club (5)

31 New ---, In­dian cap­i­tal (5) 32 Arab ruler (4)

33 Small bit­ing in­sect (5) 34 Fairy­tale crea­ture (5) 35 Euro­pean vipers (4) 36 Driver’s 180 (1-4) 37 Ce­real dish (4)

38 --- Ver­gara, Modern

Fam­ily star (5)

44 Hot choco­late (5) 45 Code name (9)

46 Avail of (3)

47 Days gone by (4) 48 Pocket money (9) 49 Ro­ma­nia’s cap­i­tal city (9) 50 Bird’s beak (4)

51 Glare of public­ity (9) 52 Knight’s ti­tle (3) 54 Ser­vice charge (3) 56 Con­stric­tor snake (3) 61 Vat (3)

63 --- hat, men’s for­mal head­wear (3) 67 Kayak (5)

68 Close to (4) 69 French for ‘me’ (3)

70 --- off, started a golf game (4)

71 Cof­fee holder (3) 72 Ran­cid (3) 74 Aus­tralian coat-of-arms bird (3)

76 Ink stains (5)

78 --- Mir­ren, The Queen ac­tress (5)

80 Make law (5) 81 In­vert (2-3) 82 Eval­u­ate, rank (4) 83 Own­er­ship doc­u­ment (5) 84 Blem­ishes, dots (5) 85 --- John, Rocket Man singer (5) 86 Hit hard (4) 87 Novel and film genre (ab­brev) (3-2)

88 Flood em­bank­ment (5) 89 Doc­u­men­tary (ab­brev) (4) 95 Oo­long or green, eg (3) 97 Not mar­ried (6) 98 Ad­van­ta­geous as­pect (6) 99 Un­well (3)

100 Delete (6) 101 Meet­ing’s sched­ule (6) 102 Ex­pense (6)

103 Fuzzy teddy bear-like Star Wars char­ac­ter (4) 104 Stan­dard (4) 105 Au­then­ti­cate, prove to be true (6)

106 --- Man­dela, South African politi­cian (6) 108 Tree sap (5) 110 Un­trust­wor­thy per­son, scoundrel (5) 112 Re­cedes, di­min­ishes (4) 117 Hos­tel, pub­lic house (3)

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