The Colos­sus

The Australian Women's Weekly - - Puzzles - COM­PILED BY CHRIS­TINE LOVATT

ACROSS

1. Grump

6. Or­ange groves

11. Deep red veg­etable 16. Couch potato

21. Un­tie

22. Ripples

23. El­lip­tic

24. Ex­ces­sive

25. Calamity

26. Blots out 27. Com­put­erised price tags

28. Auc­tion off

29. Scales zo­diac sign 31. Pros­e­cutes

32. Knocked softly 36. Per­pet­ual

37. Co­pi­ous, – thanks 38. Womb

41. Com­plies

44. Baghdad cit­i­zen 45. Re­volv­ing tray, lazy – 48. Able to be seen

49. Aft

52. Splin­ter, – of wood 56. Learn (4,3)

57. New Zealand,

The – – The Long White Cloud (4,2) 58. Spright­li­ness

61. Bob­bing on wa­ter 62. Film stu­dio’s out­door area 63. Hor­mone or­gan 64. Selec­tively elim­i­nates 65. Ma­tured

66. Prob­ing, an – interview (2-5) 67. In­sur­ance eval­u­a­tors 71. Ethiopia’s cap­i­tal, Ad­dis –

73. Wear away 75. Rec­om­mended

80. Whet

82. Sauce for fish

83. Curved span 85. Shield­ing

86. French for Peter 88. Mea­gre

90. In these times

91. Au­thor, F. – Fitzger­ald 93. Curled hair lock

94. Went past, – the tar­get

95. Rum­mages through 96. Stiff whisker 97. Ex­clu­sive English school

99. Hideous

100. Pres­surised can 104. Throw out of school 105. Doomed per­son 106. Sin­gle-minded ex­perts, com­puter –, eg 107. Al­tered, – the text 111. Stock­ings fi­bre 113. Re­lax­ation ex­er­cise, – chi (1’2) 114. Marriage vow (1,2) 115. Be real 117. Empty, – premises 118. Curt 121. Priv­i­leged class 122. Con­cepts 125. Hus­band-to-be 126. Ter­ri­ble tsar 127. Warn­ing, Be­ware the – of March 129. Back sec­tion 131. Soy­bean curd 132. Creek 135. Cat­tle-breed­ing farm 136. Waltz king, Jo­hann – 139. Bib­li­cal first man 140. El­bow roughly 144. Smaller in quan­tity 145. Boil­ing mad 146. Leav­en­ing agent 147. Most fool­ish 148. En­try­way chime 149. Dish, steak – 150. Urge (3,2) 152. De­fence boats, – fleet 154. De­ri­sive hu­mour 157. Knit­ting wool 158. Floor cov­ers 162. Ears of sweet­corn 163. Bondi Beach city 166. Re­lin­quish, – ter­ri­tory 167. Used fru­gally, – out 169. Frail, fee­ble 171. Ex­hale wearily 172. Flash of light­ning, eg 173. Halt 175. Haul stren­u­ously 176. Grey-faced 179. Equiv­a­lent (2,1,3) 180. TV celebrity, – Win­frey 182. Mu­si­cal, – Phan­tom of the Opera 183. And not, nei­ther one – the other 184. Pro­pri­etor

186. Clin­i­cally ex­am­ine 189. Should, – to

190. Ig­nited afresh

191. Sink out­let pipe 192. Stand-in monar­chs 196. Toy bricks sys­tem 197. Epic story

198. Re­lated to heat 199. Kayak­ing 201. Pes­simistic,

– in out­look

202. Nat­u­ral sea­son­ing (3,4)

203. Fetes

204. Lacy dress­ing gown 205. The East

208. Snow ath­letes 210. De­gree-holder

211. Pork chop cut 212. French term for

“all to­gether” (2,5) 213. Look for 215. An­them, Ad­vance – Fair 219. Con­duc­tor’s rod 221. Flooded, the decks are –

223. Vi­enna na­tives 227. Disavowals

228. Un­loads a suit­case 230. Work-shy in­di­vid­ual 231. En­tomb 232. Ap­pre­hends, – crim­i­nal

233. Chil­dren’s book, The

– – The Wil­lows (4,2) 234. Al­ter­na­tively

238. Pass, years will – 239. Piv­otal

240. Rinse throat 243. Patched

246. Out­casts

247. Bel­lows

250. Clutch

251. Midriff

253. Felt in­tu­itively 256. Shorten

257. Crude, boor­ish 258. Ve­loc­i­ties

262. Grim, un­smil­ing

263. Opt for

266. Pe­ri­ods in time 268. In­ner

269. Mex­i­can re­sort city 270. Tear jaggedly 271. Park­ing un­der­cover 272. Bawl, cry

273. Spe­cial lux­ury 274. Onion rel­a­tive 275. Drawn with­out in­stru­ments 276. On ten­ter­hooks, in – 277. Quizzes re­turn­ing soldiers, eg

278. Police rank

DOWN

1. Cricket or hockey 2. De­plete (3,2)

3. Army chap­lain 4. So­lar bod­ies

5. Say “atishoo”

6. Lots

7. Trin­ket boxes

8. Lack, – of 9. Res­i­dence

10. In­dian robe 11. Brew­ery prod­uct 12. Fan­tasy nov­els, – lit­er­a­ture

13. Libyan cap­i­tal 14. Unclear

15. Hurls

16. Iden­ti­fy­ing stick­ers 17. Woe!

18. Royal race­course 19. Com­mand 20. Dummy-runs 30. Crowd fight 33. Mam­mals

34. Itch

35. Heaped spoon­fuls 38. Merg­ing

39. In­fi­nite

40 Hawai­ian gui­tar 42. De­feat

43. Euro­pean Jewish lan­guage

46. Re­lease from re­straints

47. At a dis­tance, from – 49. Kabul cur­rency unit 50. Jewelled crown

51. Glow with health, eg 53. Chi­nese fruits 54. Swedish au­to­mo­bile man­u­fac­turer

55. Ba­con slices 59. Round­about, – route 60. Embeds sur­gi­cally 67. North­west­ern African repub­lic

68. Nut-shift­ing tool 69. Eques­tri­ans’ seats 70. Elab­o­rately

72. Api­arist

74. Unlikely win­ner (4,5) 76. Farewells

77. Elu­sive

78. Grilled bread

79. Go down

81. Ad­ver­sary

84. Pop­u­la­tion sur­veys 87. Even­tu­ated 89. Per­se­cu­tion com­plex 91. Wettest

92. Hardy dogs

98. Heart pain

101. Ex­e­cute, – law

102. Speak pub­licly 103. Punc­tual (2,4) 108. Ja­panese vol­cano (2,4)

109. Comes to­wards 110. Do well, – at

112. Ten­ant

116. Ven­er­a­tion 119. Dis­en­tan­gle 120. Secondary jobs 123. Dis­ad­van­tages 124. Ac­ces­si­ble 128. Con­cen­trated so­lu­tion

130. Sup­port, – cause 132. Eye­lid sores

133. Re­spond

134. Be­hind

137. He­li­copter part 138. Un­called for, – force 141. Quirk­ily

142. Rail trans­port 143. Abra­sive pa­per 151. Com­mon lizards 153. Move onto terra firma, go –

155. 007 car, – Martin 156. Per­fect 159. Hold­ing fast, – to 160. Oyster trea­sures 161. Decade of the Charleston

164. Duck­ling’s dad

165. Praise highly

168. Nurs­ery rhyme, Polly

Put The – – (6,2) 170. African anteater 173. Glenn Miller track,

Chat­tanooga – – (4-4) 174. Buenos Aires is there 177. Hefti­ness

178. Hum­bug

181. Head­long (4-4) 185. Dele­tions

186. Aerial

187. Re­tal­i­ates for

188. Tastier

193. More mag­nif­i­cent 194. Canada-US falls 195. Lounges, so­fas 200. Clothes

201. Sicken

206. Teas­ing

207. Spi­ral shoot

208. Coastal area, at the – 209. Re-em­ployed, – staff 211. Le­git­imise drug money, eg

214. Ugan­dan cap­i­tal 216. Up­set

217. Hyp­notic states 218. Clumsy

220. Ce­ramic-slab layer 222. Performed role 224. Men­ac­ing re­marks 225. Make list of

226. Scored, – up

229. Mis­sile launch pit 232. Egyp­tian co­bras 235. Dis­re­gards

236. Ves­tige

237. Re­move limb

241. Car’s im­pact­cush­ion­ing in­flat­a­bles 242. Tiny grain

244. Atomic power, – en­ergy

245. Teach

248. Wor­shipped

249. Left­overs

251. Cas­tors, fur­ni­ture – 252. Pic­tures

253. Take a whiff

254. Paris cathe­dral, – Dame

255. Our world

259. Bin­gle, car crash

260. My Fair Lady hero­ine, – Doolit­tle

261. Hid­den, out of – 262. Chick’s feathers 264. Folk wis­dom 265. Garbed

267. Ben­e­fit, for the – of

So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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