This week’s Big Cross­word

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Superpuzzler -

ACROSS 1. Ar­gu­ing 9. Pos­si­bly 15. Hot­house flow­ers 16. Send via in­ter­net 17. Ital­ian coun­try house 19. Ad­just 21. Pub­lic square 22. Avoid an­swer­ing (ques­tion) 23. Weepy 24. ’70s dance scene 25. Ig­nore alarm clock (3,2) 27. … and evens 29. Flag­pole 31. Man-made fi­bre 33. Kiosk 35. Gibes 38. Wooden box 40. Farm reser­voirs 42. De­clare 43. Ire 44. Av­enue 46. The U of ICU 48. Priv­i­leged few 49. More­over 50. SW Pa­cific na­tion 51. Paints roughly 53. Cheeky 55. Ster­ilise (fe­male an­i­mal) 56. En­force soli­tude on 58. Coag­u­late 61. En­thu­si­ast 63. Adios! 65. Clam­ber­ing up 69. Out of tune (3,3) 71. Nun­nery boss 72. Protest sign 74. Curve 75. Fore­most 76. Of num­bers 77. Mer­rier 78. Chilled cuppa (4,3) 79. Colour 80. En­dors­ing 81. In one piece 84. Soak 87. Seen 91. Fool 93. Long time 94. Climb­ing-plant sup­port 97. Dec­o­ra­tive door-tap­per 100. Brain­wave 101. Stupefied 103. Slop­ing sharply 105. Egg on 106. Ship­shape 107. In­dian in­stru­ment 108. Mid­day 109. Soft French cheese 110. Worth 111. Hon­ourable 113. Field en­trance 115. Prick (boil) 117. Bar­gains 120. Sub­mit (ap­pli­ca­tion) 122. Plat­ters 124. The fes­tive sea­son 127. Gala 129. Im­pro­vise (2-3) 131. Na­tive Amer­i­can dwelling 133. Com­pre­hen­sive 134. Oak ker­nel 136. Bird of prey 137. Cow mam­mary gland 138. Ma­jor blood ves­sel 139. Duck’s mate 140. Lo­co­mo­tives 141. Forts 142. Thumb­ing back­pack­ers

DOWN 1. Sup­pressed (riot) 2. As­ton­ish 3. Give way 4. Vol­canic flow 5. Lazed 6. Capri­corn sym­bols 7. Fuel en­ergy rat­ing 8. Dis­agree 9. Sa­cred song 10. Warty crea­tures 11. Squir­rel food 12. Bring from over­seas 13. Ooz­ing fluid 14. Hankered 18. Stone gods 20. Erect (tent) 26. Distribut­ing 28. Sketches 30. Ac­cu­mu­late 32. Pres­surised can 34. Water­less 35. Small mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles 36. Fit for con­sump­tion 37. Per­spire 39. Wartime part­ner 41. Cow­boy’s friend 45. En­core! 47. Lofty 49. Per­forms role 52. Rub to a shine 54. Mon­key rel­a­tives 56. Oc­to­pus liq­uid 57. Sub­side 58. Head­ing on photo 59. Clos­est 60. Springy 62. In­flu­ences 64. Squeal­ing 66. So-so 67. First 68. Car sheds 70. Boat 71. Was painful 73. Ge­netic blue­print for life (1,1,1) 75. Ca­reer ath­lete 82. Ti­tle 83. In­vite 85. Wheat tip 86. Dol­lar divi­sion 88. In­struc­tion 89. Ab­surdly 90. An­noyed ex­cla­ma­tion 92. Canada’s Nova … 94. Youth 95. Loafed 96. Sil­ver bar 98. Snooped 99. Mer­its 101. Night’s end 102. River-mouth land 103. Cavalry weapon 104. Gar­den pool 109. Nags 110. Ir­ri­tated 112. Opt 114. In­signias 116. Rear­ward 118. Ma­te­ri­alise 119. Be­comes aware 121. Famed paci­fist, Ma­hatma … 123. Fury 125. War hero’s gong 126. Open wounds 127. Sud­den light 128. Fortune-telling pack 130. Rental con­tract 132. Nudge 135. Sworn prom­ise

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