The Colos­sus

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

ACROSS

1. In­hab­ited 6. So­cial event 11. Child­birth nurses 16. Ward­ing off 21. Ho­tel cleaner 22. Hea­then 23. Un­con­tam­i­nated 24. Fancy va­ri­ety store 25. Be­com­ing ex­tinct (5,3) 26. Spike heel 27. Kins­man, rel­a­tive 28. Culi­nary herb 29. Scalp par­a­site 31. Com­puter op­er­a­tor 32. Swirled 36. Ex­alted 37. Tin­gling, pins and – 38. Lon­don river 41. Vote into of­fice 44. Dis­tin­guished 45. Join, – the con­test 48. Stim­u­late creativ­ity in 49. Dis­as­trous, sad 52. Univer­sity com­po­si­tions 56. Locked 57. No­to­ri­ety 58. De­base 61. US Fall sea­son 62. In­ter­vals, – of time 63. Ba­ton race 64. Law­ful, licit 65. Economises, – and saves 66. Recre­ation 67. In­flu­en­tial politi­cian, elder – 71. Peace prize 73. Gold unit 75. Loud­ness, ca­coph­ony 80. Trans­mit 82. Im­pre­cise 83. Bunks 85. Hair dec­o­ra­tion 86. Short-sighted 88. Mea­gre 90. Wool­shed work­ers 91. Sat for artist 93. In gen­eral 94. Bea­tle, Ge­orge – 95. Shake loose 96. Mil­i­tary unit 97. Tiny amount 99. Jeans pioneer, – Strauss 100. Screams 104. Zip­per edge 105. Put 106. Cor­rob­o­ra­tive story 107. Fringed cords 111. Port-au-Prince repub­lic 113. Miss­ing in ac­tion (1,1,1) 114. Sprocket 115. Neck­lace fas­tener 117. Sor­did 118. Coun­try, – Rica 121. Omit­ted to (4’1) 122. Oc­tagon num­ber 125. Pub­lic squares 126. US dol­lar nick­name 127. Un­fas­ten 129. Fi­nal 131. Earnest re­quest 132. Crit­i­cise abu­sively 135. Mum­ble drunk­enly 136. En­gages, – staff 139. Clothed, – in 140. Ex­press re­gret about 144. Per­verse hu­mour 145. Man­sion or villa 146. Can­dle strings 147. Think over 148. Be­gin, – a con­ver­sa­tion 149. Steam burn 150. Bike footrest 152. Lead-in 154. Cease 157. Hi­malayan snow mon­ster 158. Fac­ing the ris­ing sun 162. En­grave 163. In­dif­fer­ence 166. Suc­ces­sor 167. Frond 169. En­quires 171. Hear­ing-im­paired 172. French Pa­cific is­land 173. English county 175. Stormed 176. Michael­mas daisy 179. Earl Grey sa­chet (3,3) 180. Shrewd 182. Parisian yes 183. Old-style pub 184. Hap­pen next 186. Set right, – a wrong 189. Tribal se­nior 190. Roughly, – that date 191. In­jured with horns 192. Cof­fee mill 196. Poke with fin­ger 197. Bar­gain, good – 198. Kenyan cap­i­tal 199. Mus­covites, eg 201. Fetch, – the ball 202. Salaries, an­nual – 203. Knight’s horse 204. Pre-din­ner drink 205. Peeped 208. Man’s for­mal neck­wear (3,3) 210. Dainty 211. In­vi­ta­tion foot­note (1,1,1,1) 212. Ac­cept 213. Con­cludes 215. Jewish tem­ple 219. De­bat­able mat­ter 221. Exam mark 223. Mus­cle knead­ers 227. Chi­nese toy-dog breed (4-3) 228. Metal-cut­ting blade 230. World fairs 231. In­com­pe­tent 232. Im­proves upon 233. Ab­sorb (4,2) 234. Fas­ci­nate, en­chant 238. Breathe in 239. Ob­tain as legacy 240. Di­a­tribe 243. An­cient Iran 246. Tense 247. Al­ter­nate 250. Flinch, cower 251. Idolise 253. In­ven­tor, Thomas – 256. Up­sets, in­sults 257. Ab­stain, – from 258. Mouse or rat 262. Gusto 263. Drac­ula’s ti­tle 266. Gal­li­vants 268. Amer­i­can foot­ball 269. Ten­nis um­pire’s aide 270. Eclipse, sur­pass 271. Cafes or bistros 272. Iden­tify 273. Mex­i­can mis­ter 274. Mort­gage, home – 275. Goes back over, – steps 276. Recom­mences 277. Un­nec­es­sary 278. From Beirut

DOWN

1. Un­healthily over­weight 2. Winged boy archer 3. Coin pouch 4. Flight­less birds 5. Harm 6. Strangest 7. Moun­taineer 8. Droop­ing 9. Lux­u­ri­ous­ness 10. North At­lantic Treaty Or­gan­i­sa­tion (1,1,1,1) 11. Catholic ser­vice 12. Meant, – to 13. Pedes­tri­ans 14. Cru­cially 15. Mar­riage part­ner 16. Ap­pre­hend crim­i­nal 17. Sw­erve 18. Ar­rive at 19. Col­lo­quial say­ing 20. Per­cus­sion in­stru­ments 30. Ab­so­lute, – chaos 33. Most com­pressed 34. Stamp firmly 35. Ridicules 38. Mes­merised states 39. Bid­ding war 40. Ex­cuses, – from tax 42. Cam­era glass 43. Wax pen­cils 46. The N of UNICEF 47. Shady trees 49. Dic­ta­tor­ship 50. Im­pro­vise (2-3) 51. Beau­ti­ful 53. Picks 54. Fury 55. Mil­i­tary greet­ings 59. Caught up with (6,2) 60. Flat­tered to ex­cess 67. Acad­e­mies 68. Non­pro­fes­sional 69. Hug 70. Leonardo da Vinci mas­ter­piece (4,4) 72. Fra­grance-free 74. Ab­bre­vi­at­ing for pub­li­ca­tion 76. Hin­ders 77. Slop­ing type­face 78. Raise 79. Meth­ods 81. Adamant 84. Di­lap­i­dated 87. Male Dubliner 89. Plun­ders 91. Crisp In­dian bread 92. Straight­away 98. De­struc­tive hooli­gan 101. Di­vide into two 102. Bagh­dad cit­i­zen 103. Pak­istan-Afghanistan link, – Pass 108. Shocks 109. Cloud of in­sects 110. Ac­quire, – a skill 112. Magic for­mula 116. Multi-tal­ented ath­letes (3-8) 119. By­standers 120. Re­volv­ing gate 123. Prick­li­ness 124. Sor­row 128. Relics, the – – Scrolls (4,3) 130. Ap­points 132. Used oars 133. Bad habits 134. Speech im­ped­i­ments 137. Har­bours 138. Mar­tini gar­nish 141. Greek fa­ble writer 142. Pass, – leg­is­la­tion 143. This 24 hours 151. Moral prin­ci­ples 153. Roof beam 155. Dodge, – duty 156. Chill­ier 159. Nige­ri­ans, Zam­bians, eg 160. Striped jun­gle an­i­mals 161. Emit­ted, – heat 164. Once more 165. Haul stren­u­ously 168. Cast out, – demons 170. Jump­ing mar­su­pial 173. Op­tic med­i­ca­tion 174. Skirts around 177. Teased cru­elly 178. Blushed 181. Hav­ing am­bi­tions 185. Unat­trac­tive­ness 186. Airstrips 187. Cin­ema for car users (5-2) 188. Wear­ing away 193. Slant 194. Hu­mil­i­ates 195. Staff sched­ules 200. Re­tail sup­plier 201. Till, cash – 206. Ob­vi­ous 207. At­tired 208. Be­witch 209. Im­mo­bil­ity 211. Al­le­vi­ate, – pain 214. Shat­tered 216. Hankered 217. Lower leg bracelets 218. Ap­plause 220. Ter­rific 222. Helps, – crim­i­nal 224. Broom wielder 225. Untested 226. Made from clay 229. Elec­tri­cal power unit 232. Fuzzy pic­ture 235. Ra­dio bul­letin 236. Brahma fol­lower 237. Open­ing 241. New­borns 242. Loss of mem­ory con­di­tion 244. De­clined, – of­fer 245. Dream up 248. Laugh­ing scav­engers 249. Paint ap­pli­ca­tor 251. Cherubs 252. Har­row­ing ex­pe­ri­ence 253. Keen 254. Dolt 255. Séance board 259. Clas­si­cal mu­si­cal drama 260. Priv­i­leged few 261. Flavour 262. Des­ig­nated re­gion 264. Sin­gles 265. Mid­day 267. Of sound mind

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