The Colos­sus

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

ACROSS

1. Gash 6. Chat­ter­ing 10. In­crim­i­nates 16. Mob crime boss 17. Taxi 19. Shake 20. Dis­cour­te­ous 21. Gown 22. Giv­ing up, – the habit 23. Sprite 26. Con­crete bases for houses 28. Closer 30. Long easy strides 31. United Arab Emi­rates (1,1,1) 33. Re­vises, – man­u­script 35. Len­til or bean 37. Flit, – about 38. Packed in carton 39. Im­bibe 41. Anec­dotes, tales 43. Speckle 44. Look, – to be 45. Shouted dis­ap­proval 46. BAs or PhDs 48. Fab­ric joins 50. Con­cave mark 51. In­sen­si­tive and stupid 52. Cylin­der, tube 53. Catch a thief, eg 55. Sleep late (3-2) 57. Drench 60. Re­shape 62. Crow’s cry 64. Spot­ted bee­tle 67. Ten­nis court di­viders 68. Ho­tel car-park at­ten­dant 69. Sore crust 71. De­pend 72. Texan city 74. Bor­row­ings 75. Flat Greek bread 77. Slay 79. Jo­han­nes­burg town­ship 82. Goal, – in life 83. Ac­tion words 85. Yuck 87. Durable out­door tim­ber 89. An­noy con­stantly 90. Ex­pel, – from of­fice 91. Coca Cola’s ri­val 92. In­ter­mit­tent, on and – 94. Large water masses 96. Red, white or sparkling 98. Ox har­ness 99. Spaghetti, eg 100. Plait 102. Con­trol knob 104. Pe­ruse, – a mag­a­zine 106. Last minute, at the – hour 107. Ru­mour 109. False­hoods 111. Com­pos­ing, – a let­ter 112. Army com­mando reg­i­ment (1,1,1) 113. Im­pu­dence 114. Tough trudge 116. Val­ley 118. May­hem 119. Phone up 121. Car­pen­try spike 123. Tempo, speed 125. Fur­rows 127. Com­muter ve­hi­cle 128. Car­diac or­gan 130. Mishap ex­cla­ma­tion 132. Row­ing blade 134. Bangkok cui­sine, – food 136. No­tice, wit­ness 137. Fails to, – have a chance (5’1) 139. Un­com­mon 140. Kilted Celt 141. Cruel fairy­tale gi­ants 143. Por­tu­gal’s neigh­bour 145. Rhyme, son­net 147. Dec­i­mal num­ber 148. Just got by, – out a liv­ing 149. Mul­berry-worm thread 150. Train track 152. Epic tales 154. Gui­tarist, – Clap­ton 156. Risk-free 158. Ro­man IX 159. In­di­ca­tion, omen 161. Thin cush­ion 163. Shoo! 165. Italy’s old cur­rency 167. Pealed, had – 169. Made beloved 171. Noddy au­thor, – Bly­ton 173. Coat­ing with gold 175. Re­buked 177. Moroc­can cap­i­tal 179. Rip 181. Mer­its 182. Ink stain 183. In­sert, – a bul­let 185. Viet­nam’s cap­i­tal 187. Crowd re­volt 189. Bushranger, – Kelly 190. Any mo­ment now 191. Upon 192. Cloth scrap 194. Bri­dle straps 196. Dis­tress sig­nal (1,1,1) 197. Petroleum car­tel (1,1,1,1) 198. Weed­ing tool 199. Rous­ing from sleep 202. Lax 204. Lion’s neck hair 205. Crick­eter’s bowl­ing set 206. Hu­man trunks 208. Ter­ri­tory 210. Smack 212. Trans­fixed 213. Im­pe­rial vol­ume mea­sure 214. Bunched hair­style 216. Three-piece combo 217. Sulky 219. Mat­tocks 221. Use a broom 223. Night sky ob­ject 225. An­tique, an­cient 226. Ship’s floors 227. El­lip­tic 230. Be­gin 232. Servi­tude 235. Of­fice tables 236. Pea cases 238. Sprint 240. Falls as bl­iz­zard 242. Make amends, – for sins 243. Movie, The – Pro­fes­sor 244. Type­writer but­ton 245. Ra­di­a­tion gauge, – counter 246. Clean, – and span 247. Help 248. Chops into cubes 249. Chase 251. Or near­est of­fer (1,1,1) 253. Ful­fils, – the de­mand 255. Seg­re­gate 256. Dozes, snoozes 258. Dust­ing pow­der 259. All-clear, get the – (2-5) 260. Per­fume, – de Cologne 261. I have (1’2) 262. Prince Rainier’s bride (5,5) 263. When­ever (3,4) 264. Pub­li­cised, hyped

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1. Ro­man­tic hide­aways (4,5) 2. Coleslaw veg­etable 3. Har­vested 4. Next 5. Outwits 6. Be­long­ing to you 7. Pop artist, – Warhol 8. Non-com­mis­sioned of­fi­cers (1,1,2) 9. Win­dow canopy 11. Me­dieval mu­si­cian 12. Pond 13. Ped­alled bike 14. Testimonial 15. Hinted at 16. De­hy­drated 18. Small and shiny, – eyes 24. Mim­icked 25. Two of a kind 27. Big­otry 29. Male sheep 30. Baggy 31. Im­pelled 32. East-north­east (1,1,1) 34. Gar­den mol­lusc 36. De­ity 38. Trawlers and launches 39. Store­house 40. Doll cou­ple, Bar­bie and – 42. Smudge 45. Spoilt chil­dren 46. US 10-cent coins 47. Mar­su­pial pouches 49. Sports teams 51. Dairy dessert, ice – 52. Bom­bards 54. Lum­bar re­gion 56. Syn­thetic fi­bre 58. From the menu, – – carte (1,2) 59. Not il­lu­mi­nated 60. Jewish teacher 61. Yoga pose, – po­si­tion 63. Re­main 65. Mi­nor road 66. De­cay 68. Other way, vice – 70. Puffed, gusted 72. Buzzed monotonously 73. Ne­vada casino city (3,5) 74. In­ten­sity, – of feel­ing 76. Grew older 78. An­i­mal’s den 80. Self­ish peo­ple 81. Up­tight (2,4) 83. Sleeve­less gar­ments 84. At a dis­tance, from – 86. Frozen rain 88. Recog­nised, – the face 91. Flair, elan 92. Of the mouth 93. Clenched hand 95. Men­tioned 97. Hear­ing or­gan 99. Mex­i­can money unit 100. Chime, door – 101. Mends, – the socks 103. Jump high 105. Cou­turier, Chris­tian – 107. Stop 108. Yes vote 110. Wooden strip 113. Stock­ing bands 115. Booth, beach – 117. Re­sound­ing 118. Safety devices, speed – 119. Kayak 120. Ap­ple cen­tres 122. Sneak­ers ties, eg 124. Eyrie dweller 126. Un­change­able, – – stone (3,2) 129. Telepa­thy (1,1,1) 130. Por­ridge flake 131. Prison set­tle­ment, – colony 133. Pole, fish­ing – 135. Vex 137. Ex­ca­vate 138. Equal (2,1,3) 142. Cey­lon, – Lanka 144. African anteater 146. Small ro­dents 148. Spooky 149. Vo­calise 151. Stirs up 153. Duchess of York 155. Is un­able to (3’1) 157. Seedy fruit 158. Re­li­gious sis­ters 159. Clas­sify 160. Soft and rich, – of colour 162. Ex­clude 164. Cake layer 166. US ac­tor, – Alda 167. Orange peel 168. Takes in, – or­phan 170. Peo­ple from Den­mark 172. Low plat­form 174. Sketched 175. Po­lit­i­cal power group 176. Ge­o­log­i­cal pe­riod 178. Works hard 180. Cham­ber 182. South African con­flict, – War 184. Each 24 hours 186. Un­suit­able 188. Rus­sian em­per­ors 190. Hur­ried 191. Great artery 193. Midges 195. Old wound marks 197. Kiln, pot­tery – 198. Toots, – horn 200. Fuss and bother 201. Chews 203. Woollen sweaters, etc 205. Had to re­pay 206. Blood­suck­ing mites 207. Min­eral rock 209. Weight-loss reg­i­mens 211. Blinky Bill an­i­mal 212. Friend in ad­ver­sity 213. Fas­tid­i­ous, fussy 214. Till­ing the soil 215. Slopes, tilts 218. Folk wis­dom 219. Ver­min, nui­sances 220. Hung 222. Mar­riage of­fer 224. Pro­por­tional, pro – 226. Loathed 228. Grand Canyon state 229. Heave with dif­fi­culty 231. Iden­ti­cal sib­ling 233. Empty space 234. Fin­ish 235. Air pas­sage 236. For each, – head 237. Pearl-bearers 239. In­val­i­date 241. Bak­ery treat 243. Brother’s daugh­ter 244. Per­sian Gulf na­tion 248. Search deeply 250. In this place 252. Twirled 253. In­ca­pac­i­tate 254. Leer 257. Bat­tery size (1,1,1) So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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