The Colos­sus

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

ACROSS

1. Long-haired fairy­tale char­ac­ter 6. Scuba-div­ing footwear 11. Mys­tify 16. Trilling 21. Fleece 22. Cast mem­ber 23. Sports ground 24. Modernises, – soft­ware 25. Short mu­si­cal drama 26. Shoul­der bags 27. Nurs­ing pi­o­neer, – Nightin­gale 28. Ne­vada gam­bling city 29. Bind up 31. He and she 32. Most bash­ful 36. Re­peat court hear­ing 37. Hawai­ian gui­tar 38. Prince Charles’ grand­son 41. Don­keys 44. Colder 45. Hoarse, – voice 48. Type of pick­axe 49. Ce­real box, eg 52. Rec­ti­fies, – text 56. Con­ge­nial 57. Neater 58. An­guish, – over 61. Kept in check (4,2) 62. Thi­amine or ri­boflavin 63. Gas­tric sore, eg 64. Func­tion host 65. Fa­thers 66. Nauseous on boat 67. Self-cen­tred 71. Vac­cine 73. Register for classes 75. Hol­low­ness 80. Bib­li­cal gar­den 82. Fauna 83. Zoo physi­cians 85. Slakes, – thirst 86. Aft 88. For­mal-wear jacket 90. Flight in­dus­try 91. De­duce 93. Stands firm, – on 94. Guns, mus­kets, etc 95. With­out pips 96. No-score overs in cricket 97. Un­but­ton 99. Ad­he­sive strip 100. Im­pe­rial ruler 104. Car bump marks 105. Fas­tens with key 106. 1000ml 107. Con­stant (3-4) 111. Coke’s ri­val 113. Top dog, nu­mero – 114. IVF cells 115. Shouts, – and raves 117. View 118. Light-ray tool 121. Re­screen, – the show 122. Ar­moured ve­hi­cles 125. Matt Pre­ston style of neck­wear 126. Small im­pe­rial mea­sure of length 127. Dole, – out 129. Al­ways, for – 131. Si­cil­ian vol­cano 132. Wax pen­cil 135. As far as, – now (2,2) 136. Strad­dling 139. Rhythm 140. Steel-belted tyre 144. Con­cur 145. From Cardiff, eg 146. Un­healthy 147. Share­hold­ers’ re­turn 148. Braini­est 149. Pass into law 150. Bump­kins 152. Dom­i­nant, – male 154. Gen­der prej­u­dice 157. Flab­ber­gast 158. Al­ter­na­tively 162. Curves 163. Cows’ milk sacs 166. Prude 167. AD, – Do­mini 169. Sail pole 171. Mi­nor hitch 172. Movie col­lie 173. Mu­si­cal, – Dolly! 175. Swedish au­to­mo­bile man­u­fac­turer 176. Up­tight 179. Per­son­ify 180. Cal­i­for­nian city, San – 182. Honey in­sect 183. Ter­tiary stu­dent cam­pus (ab­brev) 184. Snouts 186. Snug­gled 189. Peace prize, eg 190. Grieve 191. Stag­ger 192. Celebrity sta­tus 196. Dwell, – at 197. Quickly (1,1,1,1) 198. Dis­torted smile 199. Stroked gui­tar strings 201. Curb, – your­self 202. Li­brary pa­trons 203. Scraped up grass clip­pings, eg 204. Carves name on tro­phy 205. His­panic US res­i­dent 208. An­ti­sep­tic so­lu­tion 210. Eval­u­ates 211. Doc­tor Jekyll’s al­ter ego, Mr – 212. Et cetera (3,2,2) 213. Flower jar 215. Mem­phis is there 219. Grown-up 221. Dances to jazz, eg 223. Stuck out 227. Cana­dian po­lice of­fi­cer 228. Bangs in a nail 230. Mind­ful 231. Desert plants 232. Gen­tlest 233. Eight pints 234. Orig­i­nally (2,5) 238. Skimmed through, – the mag­a­zine, eg 239. Sub­mits re­sumé, – for a job 240. Three­fold 243. Off-course, go – 246. Fleet com­man­der 247. US State, – Is­land 250. Crack 251. San­ti­ago is there 253. Sin­cerely 256. Lofti­est 257. Slant, slope 258. Chat 262. Petroleum pro­duc­ers’ car­tel (1,1,1,1) 263. Stop­watch 266. Back, in the – 268. Com­pre­hen­sive, – re­view 269. Warmed (6,2) 270. Able to read and write 271. Idler 272. Shoe tie 273. Res­onates deeply 274. Line of ro­ta­tion 275. Su­per­vised, was – 276. Hated, loathed 277. Conch or cowrie 278. Rooms

DOWN

1. Over­whelm­ing de­feats 2. Diminu­tive hu­man 3. Comes to­wards 4. Large jug 5. TV show, Win­ners and – 6. Car­peted sur­faces 7. Im­mo­bil­ity 8. Fore­cast 9. Vi­brat­ing nois­ily 10. Wound blem­ish 11. Man­ager, em­ployer 12. Dele­tions 13. In­cor­po­rate 14. Div­ing sec­tion of pool (4,3) 15. Staffing sched­ule 16. Thin bis­cuits 17. Friend in war 18. Car­ried, had – the load 19. In­te­rior 20. Honk­ing fowls 30. Work­ers’ fed­er­a­tion 33. Chap­ter ti­tle 34. Con­tes­tant 35. Strate­gies 38. Ath­letic ac­ro­bat 39. In­ces­santly (2,3,2) 40. Fair­way play­ers 42. Epi­der­mis 43. Im­pos­ing build­ing 46. Map books 47. Set­tled, – the bill 49. Ship­board hol­i­days 50. Hap­pen anew 51. Male rower 53. Least bold 54. More agree­able 55. Re­moved pods from 59. Pub­lic speeches 60. Copies 67. Ask 68. Re­veals se­cret thoughts (5,2) 69. Cut­ting tooth 70. Cher­ish 72. In­stalls as monarch 74. Dined to ex­cess, had – 76. Foot­path 77. Per­sian 78. Il­lus­tri­ous 79. Spoofs (5,2) 81. Yel­low bulb flower 84. Break­fast ap­pli­ances 87. Calm fears of 89. Move in waves 91. Pleads with 92. Used logic 98. Points recorder 101. Scrooge 102. Foe 103. Choos­ing, – for 108. Academy Awards 109. Steam burn 110. For­mer US Pres­i­dent, Barack – 112. Fold-away blade (6,5) 116. Am­s­ter­dam is there, The – 119. Suc­cess­ful can­di­date for job 120. Sen­ti­men­tal 123. Set­tle, – dis­pute 124. Back­packs 128. De­ceived, was – (5,2) 130. Porch 132. Bud­dies 133. At­tach to 134. Vows, pledges 137. Es­tu­ary currents 138. De­bat­able mat­ter 141. In ad­vance 142. Men­tal pic­ture 143. Yoga pose, – po­si­tion 151. Ob­struct, hin­der 153. Big­gest 155. Elude, – cap­ture 156. In­serted piece 159. 11th month 160. Scented pow­der 161. Added up to 164. Ban from en­ter­ing 165. Bull-rid­ing event 168. Aris­to­crat 170. Spike heel 173. Song, I – Love You 174. Freed 177. Story 178. Im­proves 181. In­do­lence 185. Strong cof­fee 186. Lack of car­ing 187. Tiny quan­tity 188. Seep­age 193. Non-pro­fes­sional 194. Clothed, at­tired 195. Utilised in­cor­rectly 200. Flaky scalp con­di­tion 201. Jour­nal­ist 206. Em­phatic 207. Por­ridge in­gre­di­ent 208. Uses a sy­ringe 209. Ob­jec­tion­ably 211. In­ter­rupted, – the speaker 214. Tomb in­scrip­tion 216. Spec­i­men, prime – 217. More agile 218. Doc­tor’s of­fice, eg 220. Con­sump­tion 222. TV show, The – of Di­b­ley 224. Tram­pled, well – 225. Un­screw 226. En­trap 229. Or­na­men­tal rib­bon 232. Aquatic mam­mal 235. Chem­istry phial (4,4) 236. Re­li­gion of Mecca 237. Lam­poon 241. De­pen­dent 242. Beer mak­ers 244. Travel-fare coupons 245. Flus­ter 248. Par­ent­less child 249. Im­printed vividly 251. Weet-Bix, eg 252. Slop­ing typeface 253. As above 254. Even­tu­ated 255. Glances, – at 259. Panic 260. Song, – Were The Days 261. Cer­e­monies 262. Leer 264. Ap­ple MP3 de­vice 265. Shady trees 267. Fool­hardy, – move So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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