The Colos­sus

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

ACROSS

1. Lead­ing, – the orches­tra 6. In­com­plete 10. Prac­ti­cal jok­ers 16. Catch, – a thief 17. Inn 19. Prince Charles’ wife 20. Cain’s vic­tim 21. 1920s de­sign style, Art – 22. Tak­ing bone pho­tos (1-6) 23. Slopped over 26. Dash­board dis­plays, eg 28. Ri­ots, brawls 30. Hi! 31. Pester 33. Sali­vate 35. Go to a cafe, eg (3,3) 37. Mis­judge 38. Scan­di­na­vians 39. Con­fronted 41. Meted, – out 43. Ges­ture of assent 44. Bronte novel, Jane – 45. In re­verse or­der, vice – 46. Wool grease 48. Weepy 50. In­signif­i­cant, – tri­fle 51. En­chantress, – fatale 52. Agony 53. Cook­ing dish 55. Heav­ens 57. Opera di­vas 60. Keep calm and – – (5,2) 62. Dis­tillery tank 64. Splat­ters 67. Pum­mels 68. Drinks through straw 69. En­clo­sure 71. Slide, – over 72. Demons 74. Travel prices 75. Speech de­fect 77. Re­quire 79. Oily goo 82. De­tails, – and outs 83. Grew dim, the light – 85. Smidgen 87. Philoso­pher, – Marx 89. Cey­lon, – Lanka 90. Gown 91. Tum­bles 92. Race, – the mo­tor 94. Wound en­crus­ta­tion 96. Neg­a­tive votes 98. Res­cue 99. Vi­ola plant 100. As­pect 102. An­ni­hi­late, slay 104. Boast 106. Ri­fle through garbage 107. Restau­rant servers 109. De­clared 111. Im­prove, – chances 112. Anti-ter­ror­ist group (1,1,1) 113. House’s grassy area 114. Metal track 116. An­gler’s lure 118. Bus base 119. Pri­mary, – point 121. En­velop 123. Gen­uine, true 125. Al­ter­na­tively, or – 127. Mar­ried woman’s ti­tle 128. Ill-suited 130. Pen­i­ten­tiary 132. Snooze 134. Rip-off, con job 136. CD brand (1,1,1) 137. Black magic, the – 139. Warty crea­ture 140. Se­cu­rity cam­eras (1,1,1,1) 141. Lhasa is there 143. Dex­ter­ity 145. Street-sign gas 147. Honey in­sect 148. Power of re­fusal 149. Mud 150. Curly-horned goat 152. Fin­ished 154. Nui­sance email 156. Up hill and down – 158. Ner­vous twitches 159. Grat­i­fied, happy 161. Singer, – King Cole 163. Bridge length 165. Pro­foundly wise 167. Ar­dent ad­mir­ers 169. Sub­tracted 171. Par­adise gar­den 173. Be­com­ing dull 175. Holy day of rest 177. Bi­b­li­cal king of Judea 179. En­grave 181. Scrapes, – his knee 182. Green gem­stone 183. Bur­gles 185. Evap­o­rated, – up 187. Sat­u­rate 189. Daugh­ter’s brother 190. Fruit con­serves 191. Sound re­peat 192. Sci­ence room (ab­brev) 194. Church ta­ble 196. Moral wrong­do­ing 197. Dance to jazz 198. Re­gret 199. Judged, – to be 202. Aden is there 204. Tin­kled 205. Child’s toy, – hoop 206. Swampy 208. In­di­vid­u­als 210. Mu­ti­neer 212. Hire 213. Com­mo­tion (2-2) 214. En­ter­ing ter­ri­tory, – the coun­try 216. Fiji’s cap­i­tal 217. Go aboard ship 219. Dis­ap­peared 221. Mis­ap­pro­pri­ated, – money 223. Trades col­lege (ab­brev) 225. Alien space­ship (1,1,1) 226. DIY man­ual, – book (3-2) 227. High­way 230. Ju­ve­nile 232. Recre­ate, – the scene (2-5) 235. Paris river 236. Vol­canic flow 238. Sum­mit, peak 240. Hick­ory nut 242. Skulk, – around 243. Un­der­sized, puny 244. Heavy weight 245. In­ter­net search en­gine 246. Beauty par­lour 247. Wood thick­ness 248. Fuses metal by heat 249. Po­lit­i­cal sys­tem, to­tal­i­tar­ian –, eg 251. US, Un­cle – 253. Frosti­ness 255. Tes­ti­mo­nial 256. Bor­der upon 258. Ac­tion-taker 259. From Tel Aviv 260. Swab lightly 261. Rots, goes – 262. Sheer (3-7) 263. Gather crops 264. Beach­front prom­e­nades

DOWN

1. Le­banese salad veg­eta­bles 2. Sprightlier 3. Less at­trac­tive 4. Street­car 5. Codswal­lop 6. Artist, – Pi­casso 7. Aid a felon 8. Copied 9. Clear-headed 11. Meat­balls 12. Fol­low­ing 13. Mariner, sailor 14. Se­rial part 15. Blind 16. Fin­ger­tip cov­er­ings 18. Lodge, – with 24. De­fen­dant’s state­ment 25. Crisp Mex­i­can tor­tilla 27. Plun­der 29. Be­fore (poetic) 30. Hurts 31. Nurse­maid 32. Congeal 34. Seeps, oozes 36. US ac­tor, – Hanks 38. Test runs (ab­brev) 39. Out­door fes­ti­vals 40. Quick swim 42. Tap trick­les 45. Air shafts 46. Song­birds 47. Deep blue shade 49. Shouts 51. Doesn’t suc­ceed 52. Strode 54. In­dian bread 56. Yacht can­vases 58. Raw min­eral 59. Ger­man wine val­ley 60. Heals 61. Baby bird shel­ters 63. Ar­du­ous jour­ney 65. Goads 66. Heart mon­i­tor (1,1,1) 68. Sor­row­fully 70. Crooner, – Martin 72. Co­er­cion 73. Quiv­ers 74. Fake 76. Fill suit­case 78. Dowdy 80. Iden­tify, – ail­ment 81. Ro­man XI 83. Viper teeth, eg 84. Re­li­gious off­shoot 86. Low plat­form 88. An­cient harp 91. Ex­trem­ist 92. Cloud­burst 93. Swerve 95. Be­tray se­cret 97. City, – Fran­cisco 99. Chilean currency 100. Beige shade 101. Use drag­net 103. Fib­ber 105. In­dian clar­i­fied but­ter 107. Bide your time, – pa­tiently 108. Re­spect­ful ad­dress 110. Per­ishes 113. Por­ta­ble com­put­ers 115. Joust­ing weapon 117. Bat­tle plans 118. Duck’s mate 119. Men and boys 120. Bleated 122. Agree­ments 124. Hide­outs 126. Im­plant 129. Con­vent sis­ter 130. Task, chore 131. Con­cepts 133. Please turn over (1,1,1) 135. Bri­tish award (1,1,1) 137. An­cient 138. Tighten, – fist 142. Song, – There Was You 144. Not fit for con­sump­tion 146. Scruff of neck 148. US city, Las – 149. Chi­nese dy­nasty 151. Rec­on­ciles, – ledgers 153. Out­moded 155. Con­structed 157. In the – of lux­ury 158. Treats cowhide 159. Mock­ing re­mark 160. Idolised 162. Solid ground, – firma 164. Vol­ley­ball bar­ri­ers 166. Large deer 167. Helsinki na­tive, eg 168. Dar­win’s – of evo­lu­tion 170. Pa­per cake-mat 172. Non-coms (1,1,2) 174. Leo zo­diac sym­bol 175. Equiv­a­lent 176. Com­mer­cials (ab­brev) 178. Put off, – from 180. Scalp strands 182. In­done­sian is­land 184. Pa­cific na­tion 186. Ti­tled ladies 188. Scoundrel 190. Aban­don, – lover 191. Euro­pean mon­e­tary units 193. Curves 195. Dis­prove, – claim 197. Rub­bish 198. Airwaves medium 200. Ge­o­log­i­cal pe­riod, era 201. Di­vine be­ing 203. On no oc­ca­sion 205. Movie good guy 206. Riviera re­sort, – Carlo 207. Gar­den tool 209. Pry 211. Del­i­cate fabrics 212. Makeshift boat 213. Type of port 214. Waters, – the fields 215. Pastes 218. Shift blame, pass the – 219. In­val­i­dates 220. In­sulin-de­fi­cient peo­ple 222. Sheath­ing 224. As­sist 226. Care­less 228. Va­por­ise 229. Ca­nine 231. Car­ni­val 233. Cairo’s wa­ter­way 234. No mat­ter which, – of them 235. Auc­tion off 236. Cap­tain’s di­ary 237. Ouzo flavour 239. Fur­row­ing ma­chine 241. Desert wan­derer 243. Odd 244. Iran’s cap­i­tal 248. Flour ce­real 250. Nought 252. Bass brass in­stru­ment 253. Ears of sweet­corn 254. Cash reg­is­ter 257. Phooey! So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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