Chunky CROSS­WORD

Here’s a meaty puzzle to get the grey mat­ter work­ing!

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Brain Games -

ACROSS

1 – Homes and Gar­dens, magazine (6) 4 French word for cake (6) 8 Sour (6)

11 Line on a weather map (6) 14 Syd­ney zoo (7) 17 Able to pay debts (7) 18 West African repub­lic (7) 20 Func­tion, party (5)

21 In –, briefly pass­ing through (7) 23 Dev­il­ish (7)

25 Dye (5)

26 Caped comic strip crime fighter (9) 27 Cap­i­tal of Iraq (7) 31 Hate­ful (9)

32 Mo­tor ho­tel (5) 34 Har­bour ves­sel (7) 36 En­dorse (7) 38 Mod­ernise (5) 41 Em­brace that lifts spir­its (3) 42 Var­nish (7)

44 US New Eng­land state (5) 45 Hospi­tal em­ployee (5) 46 Leather fac­tory (7) 48 Mus­lim re­li­gion (5) 49 Peo­ple (4) 50 Re­cy­cle (5)

51 Hit hard (4) 53 Eighth Greek let­ter (5) 56 Merit (7) 57 Blush­ing (4) 58 Clar­i­fied but­ter (4) 59 Be vic­to­ri­ous (7) 63 Fer­tilised egg (6) 65 Ocean (8)

67 Tie to­gether (4) 69 Spu­ri­ous (6) 73 Roof­ing slate (7) 75 Choco­late and cream del­i­cacy (6) 76 En­dur­ing lit­er­ary work (7)

77 Sea bird (4) 80 Deride (5)

81 In­hale and ex­hale (7) 83 Re­pu­di­ate (7) 84 Back tooth (5) 86 Euro­pean moun­tain range (4) 88 Fore­see (7) 89 Non­sense (6) 91 Ball­room dance (7) 94 Bad-tem­pered (6) 96 Ad­min­is­tered by mouth (4) 97 Soaked (8)

98 Pub, inn (6)

102 Place for stor­ing goods (7)

103 Sprint (4) 104 Caribbean na­tion (4) 106 Weird, un­nat­u­rally strange (7) 110 Granny Smith or Pink Lady, eg (5) 112 Pe­riod of seven days (4) 113 Reef or­gan­ism (5) 114 Slip, slop, –, sun care slo­gan (4) 115 – Simp­son, car­toon dad (5) 119 Bram Stoker’s vam­pire (7)

121 – Polo, Vene­tian trav­eller (5)

122 Nasal tone (5)

123 Not loaded (7) 124 Caviar, eg (3)

125 Puff, the – Dragon, Peter, Paul and Mary song (5) 127 Cof­fee pro­fes­sional (7) 128 Re­or­gan­ise, es­pe­cially af­ter dis­per­sal (7) 129 Go by bike (5) 130 Stage lamp (9) 133 Re­quest in­ven­tory again (7)

136 Rust (9)

138 En­core (5)

139 First let­ter (7) 142 Agave booze (7) 144 – salts, bath salts (5) 146 Fab­ric with a colour­ful swirled pat­tern (7) 148 Con­tain, com­prise (7)

Cross­words are a fun, en­ter­tain­ing way to take your mind off you ev­ery­day prob­lems and wor­ries

149 Cae­sar or Tsar, eg (7) 151 Ca­pa­ble of be­ing done, achiev­able (6) 152 Crea­ture, beast (6) 153 Be suit­able, fit in (6) 154 – Rose, Aus­tralian boxer (6)

DOWN

1 Swim­ming cos­tume, togs (7) 2 Rich dessert (5)

3 Oil plat­form (3) 5 Al­li­ga­tor pear (7) 6 Abates, al­le­vi­ates (5) 7 Not il­lu­mi­nated (5) 8 Mix (5)

9 Sa­cred tribal ob­ject (5) 10 Ever­last­ing (7) 11 Frozen water (3) 12 Imag­i­nary thing caus­ing worry (7) 13 Al­le­vi­ate, soothe (7) 15 Free of ad­di­tives (7) 16 Real, true (9) 18 Com­mu­nion of­fer­ing (9) 19 Also not (7) 22 Mount –, Queens­land min­ing area (3) 24 Age, pe­riod (3) 27 Dance, jive (6) 28 Amassed, mustered (8) 29 Iden­tify an ill­ness (8) 30 Ex­pel from a coun­try (6) 32 African tribe (5) 33 Vine climb­ing frame (7) 35 Punter (7) 37 Per­form a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure (7) 39 Brother’s daugh­ter (5) 40 Un­pre­dictable (7) 43 Eel-like fish (7) 47 Be­comes aware of (7) 49 Per­ceive by touch (4) 52 Snake sound (4) 54 Jerusalem’s coun­try (6) 55 Run­ning of –, event held in Pam­plona (3,5) 56 Per­for­mances by two (5)

60 Ooze, seep (5)

61 - glass, coloured depic­tions in church win­dows (7) 62 Gelid, frosty (3)

64 Salt so­lu­tion (5) 66 Fol­low –, copy­cat game (3,6)

68 US coun­try mu­sic cap­i­tal (9) 70 Posses­sor (5) 71 Daisy-like flower (7) 72 Per­son as­sist­ing with child­birth (7) 74 At­tire (4) 78 Dec­o­rated (7) 79 Huge cin­ema screen (4) 80 Col­lo­quial jar­gon (5) 82 Not diplo­matic (8) 85 Big, over­sized (5) 87 Mickey Mouse’s dog (5) 90 Air­less space (6) 92 Jes­sica –, Driv­ing Miss Daisy star (5) 93 Wed­ding words (1,2) 95 Flat-topped moun­tain (7) 99 Beer or wine, eg (7) 100 Cat’s noise (4)

101 Juice refuse (4) 102 Celebrity sta­tus (7) 103 Vi­sion­ary (7) 105 Rapid mu­sic tempo (7) 107 Hav­ing a wan­der­ing life­style (7) 108 Den­ver’s state (8) 109 Cov­ered in tem­pura, eg (8) 111 Car ac­ci­dent (5) 116 – Geyer, Aus­tralian singer (5)

117 Pen­cil rub­ber (6) 118 Cat­tle trough (6) 120 Lack of clar­ity in mean­ing (9) 123 Cap­i­tal let­ter (5,4) 126 Mil­i­tary rank (7) 129 Pic­ture taken at near range (5-2) 130 Stomped (7) 131 Egg-shaped mu­si­cal in­stru­ment (7) 132 Grow dense (7) 134 – Ga­bor, actress (3) 135 Be­fore (3)

136 Bruce Jen­ner’s new name (7) 137 Num­ber (7) 140 Fig­ure of speech (5) 141 Cus­tomer from the nearby re­gion (5)

142 Tom –, fairy tale char­ac­ter (5) 143 Sub­due (5) 145 Alarm sig­nal (5) 147 Sup­ple­ment

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150 – Gib­son, Mad Max star (3)

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