CODE CRACKER

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To win one of three prizes of $100, work out which num­ber rep­re­sents which let­ter. All let­ters of the al­pha­bet ap­pear at least once. Fill in the coloured boxes at the bot­tom to re­veal our prize word. Write this an­swer on the en­try coupon.

ACROSS

1 Great –, Eng­land, Scot­land, Wales (7) 3 Michael –, ac­tor pic­tured in box A (5) 5 Sylvester Stal­lone box­ing char­ac­ter (5) 8 Or­der (7) 10 Pe­riod (3) 11 State­ment of po­lit­i­cal po­si­tion (9) 13 Two-up pad­dle (3) 14 Faucet (3) 15 Move lightly over sur­face (4) 17 Mean­ing, pur­pose (6) 20 San­ti­ago’s coun­try (5) 23 Ter­ri­ble me­dieval tsar (4) 24 Arc­tic ur­sine preda­tor (5,4) 28 Film di­rec­tor’s in­struc­tion (6) 30 Pre­cise (5) 31 Bolt se­cur­ing de­vice (3) 32 – Grohl, Foo Fight­ers front­man (4) 34 Vex, dis­turb (5) 35 Young male horse (4) 36 Sta­tis­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion (4) 37 Sim­ple card game (4) 38 Of the Nether­lands (5) 39 Clos­ing pas­sage in mu­sic (4) 41 Fol­low as a re­sult (5) 42 Com­bi­na­tion of notes (5) 44 Enid Bly­ton char­ac­ter (5) 47 Pro­duc­tive chicken (5) 49 Red gem­stone (4) 51 Sausages (5) 53 Friar –, com­pan­ion of Robin Hood (4) 54 Do­ing word (4) 56 Dense trop­i­cal rain­for­est (6) 58 Small land­mass (4) 59 Amer­i­can tomato sauce (7) 61 Weep, sob (3) 63 Word with the same mean­ing (7) 64 Pop­u­lar cut of steak (1-4) 65 Per­form above ex­pec­ta­tion (5) 67 Su­per­hero’s cloak (4) 69 – Tas­man, 17th cen­tury nav­i­ga­tor (4) 71 Soap –, TV drama se­ries (5) 73 In an il­le­gal po­si­tion in foot­ball (7) 76 Inuit shel­ter made from snow (5) 79 Hello singer (5) 80 Gin mixer (5) 81 Lon­doner, par­tic­u­larly from the East End (7) 82 Spiny anteater (7) 83 Sticker (5) 85 Gath­er­ing of witches (5) 87 Hel­ve­tian (5) 90 Exclusive so­cial clique (7) 93 Jolly –, pi­rate flag (5) 95 – Col­lette, ac­tress (4) 96 Body of a writ­ten work (4) 97 – Davis, ac­tress (5) 98 Com­puter at­tach­ment used to point and click on ob­jects on screen (5) 100 Garbage (7) 103 Sci­ence work­shop (3) 105 One hun­dred runs in cricket (7) 108 Not present (4) 109 Ver­sa­tile dairy prod­uct (6) 110 Lan­guage of Pak­istan and In­dia (4) 111 Ob­ject of ado­ra­tion (4) 112 Group of ba­boons (5) 114 Fringe ben­e­fit of a po­si­tion (4) 116 Golfer’s stroke (5) 119 Fash­ion (5) 121 Loud warn­ing sig­nal (5) 122 Pork prod­uct served at break­fast (5) 124 Pre­pare for pub­li­ca­tion (4) 126 See-through, of fab­ric (5) 127 Sim­ple or re­laxed (4) 129 – Macpher­son, model (4) 131 Box of wine (4) 132 Map or graphic in­dex (5) 133 Sir – Guin­ness, ac­tor (4) 134 – Bur­ton, film di­rec­tor (3) 136 Cake frost­ing (5) 137 Res­o­nant qual­ity of a voice or in­stru­ment (6) 138 Ex­cit­ing es­capade (9) 139 Vi­brat­ing in­sert in a sax­o­phone mouth­piece (4) 140 Thai canal (5) 142 Not ac­corded due recog­ni­tion (6) 146 Large metal bar­rel (4) 150 Col­lar ac­ces­sory worn with a suit (3) 151 Put se­curely in po­si­tion (3) 153 Trades­per­son work­ing with wood (9) 154 Mon­strous war­rior in the works of JRR Tolkien (3) 155 Day with ex­actly 12 hours be­tween sun­rise and sun­set (7) 156 Michael –, ac­tor pic­tured in box B (5) 157 Tribal sym­bol (5) 158 Study of the past (7)

DOWN

1 Michael –, singer pic­tured in box C (6) 2 Sweet flower se­cre­tion col­lected by bees (6) 3 Self-con­tained recre­ational ve­hi­cle (9) 4 Ex­er­tion (6) 5 Ox­i­da­tion of iron (4) 6 Time­keep­ing de­vice (5) 7 Hi­malayan ox (3) 8 Du­pli­cate (4) 9 Physi­cian (6) 12 Named for an award or po­si­tion (9) 15 Au­tho­rised ex­am­ple, bench­mark (8) 16 Largest deer species (5) 18 – Doolit­tle, My Fair Lady hero­ine (5) 19 Band-leader’s stick (5) 21 In good phys­i­cal con­di­tion (7) 22 Gate se­cur­ing de­vice (5) 25 Loss of mem­ory (7) 26 Me­dieval so­cio-eco­nomic sys­tem (6) 27 Un­der-floor wine stor­age space (6) 29 Rub­ber wheel (4) 33 Self-cen­tred, nar­cis­sis­tic (4) 34 Pri­mate (3) 39 Se­nior govern­ment min­is­ters (7) 40 Sharp (5) 43 Hap­pen (5) 45 Ge­orge –, An­i­mal Farm au­thor (6) 46 Bob down to evade, take cover (4) 48 Bat­man’s Boy Won­der com­pan­ion (5) 50 Film or stage pro­duc­tion in which char­ac­ters burst into song (7) 51 Lo­ca­tion (4) 52 Wilde­beest (3) 55 Bert’s Se­same Street com­pan­ion (5) 56 Boe­ing 747 pas­sen­ger plane (5) 57 Teá –, ac­tress (5) 60 Pull (5) 61 Give up (4) 62 Abom­inable snow crea­ture (4) 63 Young girl who nar­rates

To Kill a Mock­ing­bird (5) 66 Re­sort is­land in the Balearic group (5) 68 Fe­male sheep (3) 70 Portable climb­ing frame (6) 72 Re­gional in­flec­tion (6) 74 Cen­tre of at­ten­tion (5) 75 Frock (5) 77 Small lizard (5) 78 More an­ti­quated (5) 81 Hoist­ing ma­chine (5) 84 Stag­ger in an un­bal­anced man­ner (5) 85 In­fant’s bed (3) 86 Fe­male fox (5) 88 Reyk­javik’s coun­try (7) 89 Marine pin­niped (4) 90 Hair groom­ing de­vice (4) 91 Hardy or dif­fi­cult (5) 92 Ea­gle’s nest (5) 94 Crush into dust or pow­der (5) 97 Small stones as a road sur­face (6) 99 High­est moun­tain peak on earth (7) 101 Mu­sic genre with melan­choly lyri­cal con­cerns (5) 102 Tran­si­tion zone be­tween star-signs (4) 104 Viper (5) 106 Lis­ten­ing or­gan (3) 107 Round Mon­go­lian dwelling (4) 109 Ge­netic replica (5) 113 Ap­ple plan­ta­tion (7) 115 Ja­panese mar­tial art (6) 117 Of Spain and Por­tu­gal (7) 118 Car shel­ter (6) 120 Noble rank (4) 121 Range of colours (8) 122 Male rab­bit (4) 123 Ten­nis court di­vider (3) 125 Laun­dry wash­ing prod­uct (9) 126 Par­tic­u­lar abil­ity (5) 128 Mal­ice (5) 130 The Si­lence of the –, thriller film (5) 133 Bit­ter (5) 135 Vi­o­lent whirlpool (9) 141 Bovine live­stock (6) 143 Press­ing, im­per­a­tive (6) 144 Span­ner (6) 145 – of the Over­flow, Banjo Pater­son poem (6) 147 In­tact, unabridged (5) 148 Michael –, ac­tor pic­tured in box D (1,3) 149 Ce­real by-prod­uct, rich in di­etary fi­bre (4) 152 Mus­cu­lar spasm (3)

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