The Colos­sus

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - WEEKLY PUZZLES - COM­PILED BY CHRIS­TINE LOVATT

ACROSS

2. Tourists

7. Li­brary pa­trons

11. News scoops

17. Cab

18. De­plete, – up

19. IVF cells

20. Mark as cor­rect 21. Scru­ti­nises

22. Not as wide

23. Drink con­tainer (5,6) 26. Yawn

28. Quandary

29. Las­sos

31. An­gler’s lure

34. Drover, jacka­roo 36. Shrill barks

39. Ships’ spines 41. Wed­ding pa­per shower

43. Cir­cu­lar bread rolls 46. Less­ened, – the pain 47. Re­al­i­ties

49. Cavalry weapons 51. Ris­sole

52. Fugi­tives

53. Funeral car

54. Bend down

55. Bal­let skirt

56. Re­mod­els

61. Ca­nine bat­tle 64. Be­haves

65. US po­lice agency (1,1,1)

66. Kennedy Space Cen­ter lo­ca­tion,

Cape –

67. Ja­panese money unit 69. Un­di­vided

71. Chal­ices

74. Fled

76. Foe

78. Con­vent dweller 79. In­sect an­ten­nae 81. Per­ish

83. Give speech 84. Caribbean repub­lic 86. De­pen­dent on drugs 89. Elec­tri­cal rat­ing 90. Nau­se­ates

93. Mex­i­can dish, chilli con –

94. Grow mo­lars 97. Slumped

100. Sci­en­tist, – New­ton 101. Nazi se­cret po­lice 103. Ad­ju­di­cate, ref­eree 106. De­ci­pher­able 108. Shrewder

109. Takes a whiff 110. In­vol­un­tary, – re­sponse

111. Lodge deeply 112. Re­worked

113. Go aboard, get – 115. Re­tail goods

118. Calamity

121. In­flat­able mat­tress 124. In uni­son (2,3)

128. Nairobi is there 129. Syn­a­gogue min­is­ter 130. Ten­dency to break 134. Num­ber in a trio 135. Triv­ial, petty

136. French farewell 137. De­fence ex­cuse 138. Goat’s cry

139. Be­gin­ning, – of ill­ness 140. Dis­cre­tion

143. Clas­si­cal mu­si­cal drama

144. Viper, puff –

147. Mois­ten while roast­ing

150. Cambodia’s neigh­bour 151. Roller-shaped

155. Doubt

157. Movie, The Way We –

158. Lords, no­ble­men 159. Logo sticker

162. Knot­ted jum­ble

164. Not li­able, – from 167. Mil­i­tary block­ade 168. Rowdi­est

169. Bol­ster

172. At­tack

173. Sum­marise

174. Per­son suf­fer­ing for faith

177. Like­li­est to win (4-2) 180. Downy duck

181. Wooden box (3,5) 183. Myth­i­cal horned horse

184. Disil­lu­sions (4,4) 186. Con­fess (3,2)

187. Bona fide

188. Com­mon virus

191. Ta­ble sup­port

195. Gene acid (1,1,1) 197. Michael­mas daisy 198. Favourably in­flu­ence 200. Sets fire to

202. Big

203. China’s – Ze­dong 205. Re­moves jockey’s seat

206. Bit­ingly cold

208. Jaunty rhythm

209. Took clothes off line 212. Pony com­pe­ti­tion 215. Peace Prize city 217. Malaysia’s – Lumpur 220. Small lamb chop 222. Any­time

224. Anx­i­ety, ten­sion 226. Strappy shoe 228. Reached the high­est point

229. Oys­ter trea­sure 230. Rogue 232. Hoisted 235. In­ven­to­ries 236. Po­si­tioned 238. Porgy & Bess

com­poser, Ge­orge – 241. Mid­dling (2-2) 242. Jab­ber, chat­ter 243. Re­quested from menu

244. Princess Royal 246. An­noy­ing, ir­ri­tat­ing 252. Trade, swap

253. In­dian cap­i­tal (3,5) 254. Dish, soup – 255. Et cetera (ab­brev) 256. Song, We – Fam­ily

257. Docile

258. Blended fam­ily sib­ling

259. Male rel­a­tives 260. Vend­ing ma­chines

DOWN

1. Grubs

2. Lay­ered

3. Bib­li­cal first man 4. Erad­i­cates

5. Group of per­form­ers 6. Un­der­ground tun­nel 7. Re­lax

8. Slightly open

9. World fair

10. Squishy

11. Artists’ tripods 12. Op­po­site, – to pop­u­lar be­lief 13. Scrap­ing with fin­ger­nails

14. Pledges

15. Disco light

16. Find in­no­cent 24. Ban­ishes child from school

25. Trussed (4,2) 26. De­serted vil­lage (5,4) 27. Trial pe­riod

28. Sponge lightly 30. Dis­tress sig­nal (1,1,1) 32. Drew, – at­ten­tion 33. Striped brown gem (5’1,3)

35. They, he and – 37. Dwin­dles

38. Utah’s state cap­i­tal, – – City (4,4)

39. Lamp fuel

40. Frond

42. Fe, –, fo, fum! 44. US tele­vi­sion award 45. Most ra­tional

47. Claws

48. Amer­i­can air force (1,1,1,1) 50. Belgrade na­tive 53. Loathe

57. 80th

58. Medicine pill

59. Pollen al­lergy (3,5) 60. Sever­est

62. Urges into mo­tion 63. Fluid-op­er­ated

65. Toll, charge

68. Mesh

70. Bu­dapest cit­i­zens 72. Wear away

73. Clever

74. Just man­ag­ing, – out a liv­ing

75. Scold

77. Wrongly

80. Co­or­di­nates, – and lon­gi­tude

82. Sy­co­phant (6-2)

85. Put to­gether

87. Adult fawn

88. Prince Harry’s old school

91. Lazy, bone –

92. Ce­ramic slab 95. Pixie-like

96. More im­petu­ous 98. Car­bon­ates

99. Presents

102. Men­tal health doc­tors 104. Ex­pose

105. Pow­ered by bat­tery or mains (1,1/1,1) 107. Black­mail­ers

113. Ground por­ridge flakes

114. Whirl­wind

116. Diplo­mats’ base 117. Es­teemed

119. Lit­tlest

120. Gather, – crops 122. Ar­dent

123. Acorn bearer (3,4) 125. Blun­der

126. Cram, – in

127. An­swer

128. Snack, doner – 130. How­ever

131. In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee (1,1,1) 132. Night be­fore

133. Army com­mando reg­i­ment (1,1,1)

141. Bow and ar­row sport 142. Achieve goal

145. Fear­less ad­ven­tur­ers 146. In­crease rapidly 148. Ex­pect­ing

149. Ini­ti­at­ing

152. Ra­dio okay

153. Jeans pioneer, – Strauss

154. School mon­i­tors 155. Soviet Union (1,1,1,1) 156. Swamp grasses

160. Long bound­ing stride 161. Tuition

163. Au­to­matic tell­ers (1,1,2)

165. Win­dow glass 166. Bath­room sink (4,5) 167. Mur­dered

170. Burst­ing like a vol­cano

171. Calls a meet­ing

175. Make amends

176. Wa­ter cis­terns 178. Ti­betan leader,

– Lama

179. An­cient times, in the – days

182. Pass, years may –

185. Tic

188. False no­tions

189. Gas, power, phone, and so on

190. Up­per limb

192. Dele­tions

193. Newly walk­ing in­fants

194. Soar

195. Tell off (5,4) 196. Pas­sen­ger jet 199. Dis­torted

201. Geo­ther­mal spring 204. Cousin’s mum

207. Pur­ring pets 210. Im­pos­si­ble fan­tasies (4,6)

211. Stare stupidly 213. Smooch

214. Bib­li­cal great war 216. Half, – cir­cle

217. Stayed abreast (4,2) 218. Im­pro­vises (2-4) 219. Mag­ni­tude

221. Chap­ter in his­tory 223. Bulki­est

225. Small fishes 227. Com­mer­cials (ab­brev)

228. Vi­tal­ity

231. Guided

233. UK cap­i­tal 234. Non-con­so­nants 235. Ac­counts book 237. Tena­cious

239. Rou­tines

240. Earn­ings

245. Dull throb

247. Santa’s bag, eg

248. King of beasts 249. In­ter­rupt­ing cough 250. Cruel tsar, – the Ter­ri­ble

251. Mirth, de­light

So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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