The Colos­sus

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

ACROSS

1. Grump 6. Or­ange groves 11. Deep red vegetable 16. Couch potato 21. Un­tie 22. Rip­ples 23. El­lip­tic 24. Ex­ces­sive 25. Calamity 26. Blots out 27. Com­put­erised price tags 28. Auc­tion off 29. Scales zo­diac sign 31. Pros­e­cutes 32. Knocked softly 36. Per­pet­ual 37. Co­pi­ous, – thanks 38. Womb 41. Com­plies 44. Bagh­dad cit­i­zen 45. Re­volv­ing tray, lazy – 48. Able to be seen 49. Aft 52. Splin­ter, – of wood 56. Learn (4,3) 57. New Zealand, The – – The Long White Cloud (4,2) 58. Spright­li­ness 61. Bob­bing on wa­ter 62. Film stu­dio’s out­door area 63. Hor­mone or­gan 64. Se­lec­tively elim­i­nates 65. Ma­tured 66. Prob­ing, an – in­ter­view (2-5) 67. In­surance eval­u­a­tors 71. Ethiopia’s cap­i­tal, Ad­dis – 73. Wear away 75. Rec­om­mended 80. Whet 82. Sauce for fish 83. Curved span 85. Shield­ing 86. French for Peter 88. Mea­gre 90. In th­ese times 91. Au­thor, F. – Fitzger­ald 93. Curled hair lock 94. Went past, – the tar­get 95. Rum­mages through 96. Stiff whisker 97. Ex­clu­sive English school 99. Hideous 100. Pres­surised can 104. Throw out of school 105. Doomed per­son 106. Sin­gle-minded ex­perts, com­puter –, eg 107. Al­tered, – the text 111. Stock­ings fi­bre 113. Re­lax­ation ex­er­cise, – chi (1’2) 114. Mar­riage vow (1,2) 115. Be real 117. Empty, – premises 118. Curt 121. Priv­i­leged class 122. Con­cepts 125. Hus­band-to-be 126. Ter­ri­ble tsar 127. Warn­ing, Beware the – of March 129. Back sec­tion 131. Soy­bean curd 132. Creek 135. Cat­tle-breed­ing farm 136. Waltz king, Jo­hann – 139. Bib­li­cal first man 140. El­bow roughly 144. Smaller in quan­tity 145. Boil­ing mad 146. Leav­en­ing agent 147. Most fool­ish 148. En­try­way chime 149. Dish, steak – 150. Urge (3,2) 152. De­fence boats, – fleet 154. De­ri­sive hu­mour 157. Knit­ting wool 158. Floor cov­ers 162. Ears of sweet­corn 163. Bondi Beach city 166. Re­lin­quish, – ter­ri­tory 167. Used fru­gally, – out 169. Frail, fee­ble 171. Ex­hale wearily 172. Flash of light­ning, eg 173. Halt 175. Haul stren­u­ously 176. Grey-faced 179. Equiv­a­lent (2,1,3) 180. TV celebrity, – Win­frey 182. Mu­si­cal, – Phan­tom of the Opera 183. And not, nei­ther one – the other 184. Pro­pri­etor 186. Clin­i­cally ex­am­ine 189. Should, – to 190. Ig­nited afresh 191. Sink out­let pipe 192. Stand-in monar­chs 196. Toy bricks sys­tem 197. Epic story 198. Re­lated to heat 199. Kayak­ing 201. Pes­simistic, – in out­look 202. Nat­u­ral sea­son­ing (3,4) 203. Fetes 204. Lacy dress­ing gown 205. The East 208. Snow ath­letes 210. De­gree-holder 211. Pork chop cut 212. French term for “all to­gether” (2,5) 213. Look for 215. An­them, Ad­vance – Fair 219. Con­duc­tor’s rod 221. Flooded, the decks are – 223. Vi­enna na­tives 227. Disavowals 228. Un­loads a suit­case 230. Work-shy in­di­vid­ual 231. En­tomb 232. Ap­pre­hends, – crim­i­nal 233. Chil­dren’s book, The – – The Wil­lows (4,2) 234. Al­ter­na­tively 238. Pass, years will – 239. Piv­otal 240. Rinse throat 243. Patched 246. Out­casts 247. Bel­lows 250. Clutch 251. Midriff 253. Felt in­tu­itively 256. Shorten 257. Crude, boor­ish 258. Ve­loc­i­ties 262. Grim, un­smil­ing 263. Opt for 266. Pe­ri­ods in time 268. In­ner 269. Mex­i­can re­sort city 270. Tear jaggedly 271. Park­ing un­der­cover 272. Bawl, cry 273. Spe­cial luxury 274. Onion rel­a­tive 275. Drawn with­out in­stru­ments 276. On ten­ter­hooks, in – 277. Quizzes re­turn­ing sol­diers, eg 278. Po­lice rank

DOWN

1. Cricket or hockey 2. De­plete (3,2) 3. Army chap­lain 4. So­lar bod­ies 5. Say “atishoo” 6. Lots 7. Trin­ket boxes 8. Lack, – of 9. Res­i­dence 10. In­dian robe 11. Brew­ery prod­uct 12. Fan­tasy nov­els, – lit­er­a­ture 13. Libyan cap­i­tal 14. Un­clear 15. Hurls 16. Iden­ti­fy­ing stick­ers 17. Woe! 18. Royal race­course 19. Com­mand 20. Dummy-runs 30. Crowd fight 33. Mam­mals 34. Itch 35. Heaped spoon­fuls 38. Merg­ing 39. In­fi­nite 40 Hawai­ian gui­tar 42. De­feat 43. Euro­pean Jewish lan­guage 46. Re­lease from re­straints 47. At a dis­tance, from – 49. Kabul cur­rency unit 50. Jewelled crown 51. Glow with health, eg 53. Chi­nese fruits 54. Swedish au­to­mo­bile man­u­fac­turer 55. Ba­con slices 59. Round­about, – route 60. Embeds sur­gi­cally 67. North­west­ern African repub­lic 68. Nut-shift­ing tool 69. Eques­tri­ans’ seats 70. Elab­o­rately 72. Api­arist 74. Un­likely win­ner (4,5) 76. Farewells 77. Elu­sive 78. Grilled bread 79. Go down 81. Ad­ver­sary 84. Pop­u­la­tion sur­veys 87. Even­tu­ated 89. Per­se­cu­tion com­plex 91. Wettest 92. Hardy dogs 98. Heart pain 101. Ex­e­cute, – law 102. Speak pub­licly 103. Punc­tual (2,4) 108. Ja­panese vol­cano (2,4) 109. Comes to­wards 110. Do well, – at 112. Tenant 116. Ven­er­a­tion 119. Disen­tan­gle 120. Sec­ondary jobs 123. Dis­ad­van­tages 124. Ac­ces­si­ble 128. Con­cen­trated so­lu­tion 130. Sup­port, – cause 132. Eye­lid sores 133. Re­spond 134. Be­hind 137. He­li­copter part 138. Un­called for, – force 141. Quirk­ily 142. Rail trans­port 143. Abra­sive pa­per 151. Com­mon lizards 153. Move onto terra firma, go – 155. 007 car, – Martin 156. Per­fect 159. Hold­ing fast, – to 160. Oys­ter trea­sures 161. Decade of the Charleston 164. Duck­ling’s dad 165. Praise highly 168. Nurs­ery rhyme, Polly Put The – – (6,2) 170. African anteater 173. Glenn Miller track, Chat­tanooga – – (4-4) 174. Buenos Aires is there 177. Hefti­ness 178. Hum­bug 181. Head­long (4-4) 185. Dele­tions 186. Aerial 187. Re­tal­i­ates for 188. Tastier 193. More mag­nif­i­cent 194. Canada-US falls 195. Lounges, so­fas 200. Clothes 201. Sicken 206. Teas­ing 207. Spi­ral shoot 208. Coastal area, at the – 209. Re-em­ployed, – staff 211. Le­git­imise drug money, eg 214. Ugan­dan cap­i­tal 216. Up­set 217. Hyp­notic states 218. Clumsy 220. Ce­ramic-slab layer 222. Per­formed role 224. Men­ac­ing re­marks 225. Make list of 226. Scored, – up 229. Mis­sile launch pit 232. Egyp­tian co­bras 235. Dis­re­gards 236. Ves­tige 237. Re­move limb 241. Car’s im­pact­cush­ion­ing in­flat­a­bles 242. Tiny grain 244. Atomic power, – en­ergy 245. Teach 248. Wor­shipped 249. Left­overs 251. Cas­tors, fur­ni­ture – 252. Pic­tures 253. Take a whiff 254. Paris cathe­dral, – Dame 255. Our world 259. Bin­gle, car crash 260. My Fair Lady hero­ine, – Doolit­tle 261. Hid­den, out of – 262. Chick’s feath­ers 264. Folk wis­dom 265. Garbed 267. Ben­e­fit, for the – of

So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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