CODE CRACKER

To win one of three prizes of $100, work out which num­ber rep­re­sents which let­ter. All let­ters of the al­pha­bet ap­pear at least once. Fill in the coloured boxes at the bot­tom to re­veal our prize word. Write this an­swer on the en­try coupon.

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1 Dec­o­ra­tive pic­ture bor­der (5) 4 – Pres­ley, late king of Rock’n’roll (5) 6 Wild (5) 9 Great wealth (7) 12 Jump rope (4) 13 Or­na­men­tal crown (5) 14 Pic­tures in a book (13) 15 Cir­cu­lar (5) 16 Horse breed­ing farm (4) 17 Golf peg (3) 18 Walks with long strides (5) 22 Mi­nor hair­cut (4) 24 – Mir­ren, ac­tress (5) 25 Re­gion in­clud­ing Spain and Por­tu­gal (6) 27 Ra­pid­ity (5) 28 Por­ten­tous sign (4) 29 Highly distress­ing (9) 33 Two-piece swim­suit (6) 35 Of hear­ing (5) 36 Health re­treat (3) 37 Mex­i­can snack (4) 39 – Carell, ac­tor (5) 40 Out of align­ment (4) 41 Bill of fare (4) 42 Small land­mass (4) 43 – Day, April 25 (5) 44 Un­ac­com­pa­nied (4) 46 – Field, ac­tress (5) 47 Busi­ness as­so­ci­a­tion (11) 52 An­cient Greek philoso­pher (9) 54 Tier (5) 56 Dairy an­i­mals (4) 57 – Kar­dashian, re­al­ity TV celebrity (3) 58 Pay, in­come (5) 60 In good con­di­tion (3) 61 Dis­tin­guished, ad­mirable (5) 63 Procla­ma­tion, de­cree (5) 64 Large bovine crea­ture (7) 65 Fifty per­cent (4) 67 Shape (4) 69 Re­garded too highly (9) 73 Be­neath (5) 74 Threaded pin (5) 75 Moral trans­gres­sion (3) 76 Fish (3) 77 Ja­panese seafood dish (5) 78 Army rank (5) 80 Di­rected to leave (9) 83 Day­break (4) 84 Toy fig­ure (4) 87 Sale to the high­est bid­der (7) 89 The Red –, WWI Ger­man fighter pi­lot (5) 90 Marshy back­wa­ter (5) 92 – Mclean, Amer­i­can Pie singer (3) 93 Bud­dies (5) 94 Cud­dle (3) 97 Shop­ping com­plex (4) 98 Fe­male don­key (5) 100 Dis­re­gards, ig­nores (9) 104 Sci­en­tists study­ing the stars (11) 107 Present a mis­lead­ingly bold front (5) 109 Ar­du­ous jour­ney (4) 111 Vladimir –, Rus­sian leader (5) 112 Com­rade in con­flict (4) 114 Icy queen in Frozen (4) 116 Ale or lager (4) 117 Char­lie –, ac­tor (5) 118 Open tart con­tain­ing fruit or cheese (4) 119 Serve of whisky (3) 121 Pro­posal (5) 122 Con­stab­u­lary (6) 123 Colour­ful, flut­ter­ing in­sect (9) 124 Tim­ber (4) 125 Cuban to­bacco prod­uct (5) 127 Largest Amer­i­can state (6) 131 Pale pur­ple flower (5) 133 Gas used in ad­ver­tis­ing lights (4) 135 Foe (5) 137 Burnt residue (3) 139 Foot dig­its (4) 140 Lengthy work of fic­tion (5) 141 Self-penned life story (13) 143 Tina –, singer (5) 144 Sound of bells (4) 145 Land­scape, to­pog­ra­phy (7) 146 Heavy –, loud, ag­gres­sive rock mu­sic genre (5) 147 Myth­i­cal Aus­tralian ho­minid (5) 148 First ap­pear­ance (5)

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1 Point­less, in­ef­fec­tive (6) 2 Homer Simp­son’s wife (5) 3 Short com­edy piece (6) 4 Outer sur­face of the skin (9) 5 – Street, long-run­ning chil­dren’s TV show (6) 6 Vi­o­lent anger (4) 7 Spin­ning part of a mech­a­nism (5) 8 Zo­diac lion (3) 9 Punch-up (10) 10 Nor­mal, reg­u­lar (5) 11 Fi­nale (6) 15 Prac­tises a per­for­mance (9) 19 Tabloid press pho­tog­ra­phers (9) 20 Lac­quer, var­nish (7) 21 Amuse­ment ar­cade game (7) 22 Re­served, dis­in­clined to speak (8) 23 – Polo, medieval Euro­pean trav­eller to the Ori­ent (5) 26 El­e­vate (5) 30 Un­der per­fect cir­cum­stances (7) 31 Vast African desert (6) 32 Or­ange root veg­etable favoured by rab­bits (6) 34 Re­ject, re­pu­di­ate (4) 38 Burn su­per­fi­cially (4) 44 Ghostly spirit (7) 45 Com­poser’s num­bered work (4) 48 Hip-hop vo­cal style (3) 49 Large deer (3) 50 Warm­est sea­son (6) 51 In­car­cer­ated (10) 53 Puc­cini opera about love, jeal­ousy and be­trayal set in the Napoleonic Wars (5) 54 Laun­dry fluff (4) 55 Long slip­pery fish (3) 59 Faux pas, blun­der (5) 60 Icy dew (5) 62 Rus­sell –, co­me­dian (5) 64 Flow­ered (9) 66 Pro­hib­ited (9) 68 Break­fast mix­ture of grains and fruit (6) 70 Recom­pense, bounty (6) 71 Jeans fab­ric (5) 72 Chopped into cubes (5) 75 Fe­male flight at­ten­dant (10) 79 Wob­bly dessert (5) 81 Mur­dered (5) 82 Blouse (5) 85 Ship’s se­cur­ing de­vice (6) 86 Se­cu­rity de­vice on a chain or bolt (7) 88 Desert ru­mi­nant (5) 89 Oc­cu­pied (4) 91 Simian (3) 95 Firearm (3) 96 Bak­ery prod­uct (3) 97 Fine fog (4) 99 – riche, hav­ing lately at­tained wealth (7) 101 – Stock­ade, site of an 1854 miner’s up­ris­ing on the gold fields near Bal­larat (6) 102 Ob­so­lete, no longer valid or us­able (3,2,4) 103 Guard posted to keep watch (6) 105 Cricket ground (4) 106 With­out fixed walls or par­ti­tions, of an of­fice work space (4,4) 107 Sculp­ture of head and shoul­ders (4) 108 Ob­ses­sively en­thu­si­as­tic (9) 110 Up­dat­ing, re­place­ment, as of a li­cence (7) 111 Solemn pledge (7) 113 Myth­i­cal Ir­ish sprite (10) 115 Pas­sion­ate latin dance (5) 118 Crim­i­nal (5) 120 Orig­i­nal model (9) 126 Mars or Mer­cury (6) 128 Dis­ease caused by lack of vi­ta­min C, for­merly a com­mon mar­itime af­flic­tion (6) 129 Ro­man em­peror (6) 130 Cruel despot (6) 132 Paramour (5) 134 Path of a satel­lite (5) 136 Med­i­cal at­ten­dant (5) 138 Young horse (4) 142 – Bur­ton, film di­rec­tor (3)

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