JUMBO CROSS­WORD: Num­ber 885

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - WEEKEND WHOPPER -

ACROSS

1 Im­i­tat­ing (7)

4 Menu (4,2,4)

9 Make wider (7)

13 Stink (4)

14 Stretch tight (6)

15 Trop­i­cal bird with huge beak (6)

16 Arse­nal (7)

18 Or­gan for equi­lib­rium (3) 20 Bound to hap­pen (10)

21 Dis­rep­utable (8)

22 Vi­sion (5)

25 Earnestly re­li­gious (6)

26 De­liver a ser­mon (6)

28 Theatre beam (9)

33 Blood feud (8)

34 Putre­fy­ing (6)

35 Checked cotton cloth (7) 39 Whole­sale slaugh­ter (8)

40 Mu­si­cal com­po­si­tion (6)

41 Thin metal sheet (4)

42 Con­fi­dence (5)

43 Pos­ses­sion (5)

46 Ob­sta­cle or im­ped­i­ment to progress (9,5)

53 Dec­o­rate (5)

56 Thin soup (5)

57 Fronded plant (4)

58 My sets (anag)(6)

59 Treach­ery (8)

62 Six-sided fig­ure (7)

63 Satir­i­cal mimicry (6)

64 Dis­dain, scorn (8)

67 On the fence (9)

69 Lots of (6)

70 Ex­pen­sive (6)

74 Value (5)

75 Wide-brimmed hat (8)

77 Anal­gesic (10)

81 Fuel (3)

83 Wool fat (7)

84 Knob (6)

85 Calm (6)

86 Tele­phone (4)

87 Slightly hun­gry (7)

88 Un­re­al­is­ti­cally or naively op­ti­mistic (6-4)

89 Smiled broadly (7)

DOWN

1 Dog breed (5)

2 Pre­vent from rot­ting, of foods (8)

3 Rich elab­o­rate cake (6)

4 Punch-up (5)

5 Al­ley (4)

6 Large bird (7)

7 Downy (6)

8 Do­main (5)

10 Very un­com­mon (4)

11 Do away with (7)

12 Ribald (6)

17 Army of­fi­cer (10)

19 Al­lo­ca­tion (5)

23 Un­der­ground ceme­tery (8) 24 Faint-hearted (5)

25 Quandary (7)

27 Charge per unit (4)

29 Sore (7)

30 Wor­ships (6)

31 Leapt (6)

32 Pan­cake mix­ture (6)

34 Hindu re­li­gious teacher (5) 36 Pro­tect (5)

37 En­quires (4) 38 Gramo­phone record (4) 44 Building in­spec­tion (6) 45 Sup­ple­men­tary (5)

47 Layer (4)

48 Dull, routine (7)

49 In­jury, wound (6)

50 Mean-tem­pered (5)

51 Re­moved colour from (8) 52 Zoo worker (6)

53 Ab­nor­mal fear of heights (10)

54 Type of agate (4)

55 De­clare in­valid (7)

60 In­sure (5)

61 Small fly (4)

65 Ful­crum (5)

66 Male horse (8)

68 In­ter­con­nected sys­tem (7) 69 Off­spring (7)

71 Find (6) 72 Sex (6)

73 Fi­nale (6)

76 Brag (5)

78 Prize (5)

79 Stiff (5)

80 Pre­ten­sions (4) 82 Nim­ble (4)

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