that's life (Australia)

MONSTER CROSS

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HOW TO WIN...

The theme of this Monstercro­ss is countries with shared names, and the answer to each highlighte­d picture clue is the name of a country.When you’ve lled in the puzzle, the letters in the lilac squares, reading left to right and top to bottom, will spell a related answer. Write this answer on the entry coupon.

ACROSS

1 Citrus ingredient used

in mojitos (4,5)

6 Famous person, star (9) 11 Be unduly critical (7) 15 Leather strip (5)

16 Maker (7)

17 Fifth note (3)

18 --- Campbell, model (5) 19 Speck (3)

20 Body of salt water (3) 21 Walk (4)

22 Scuba ---, frogman (5) 23 Monument (8)

24 Narrow inlet (3)

27 Large sailing vessel (5) 29 Smooth and glossy (5) 30 Swagger (5)

34 Unembellis­hed,

clear (5)

36 Whole --- Love, Led

Zeppelin song (5)

37 --- plug, engine part (5) 38 Spanish punch (7)

39 Noblemen (5)

40 --- middle, children's

ball game (5,2,3)

45 Bride's party (4’,5)

49 --- hat, fashionabl­e

item in box A (6) 52 Intermissi­on (8)

54 Cheat, deceive (9)

56 --- Heads, Queensland

tourist resort (5)

57 Snare, capture (4)

60 Summary on the back

of a book (5)

62 Sticks together (7)

64 Spry (5)

66 Aid in a crime (4)

68 Matching group (3) 70 Museum relics (9)

72 And ---, and so on and

so forth (3,4,4)

75 Adjudicati­ve body (8) 76 Loots, pillages (8)

81 Hand's pointer (5,6) 85 Facilities (9)

88 Evil spell (3)

89 Freshwater sh (4)

90 Shoppers’ aids (5)

M91 Exceptiona­l (7)

93 Gain points (5)

95 Anger (4)

99 --- Monday, Bangles

hit (5)

100 Incredulit­y (9)

103 Act of starting an

engine (8)

105 Leg band worn to keep

up a stocking (6)

107 --- noodles, meal in

box B (9)

111 Virus control

isolation (10)

114 Striped equine (5)

116 Adjoining house (7) 117 Arouse (5)

120 Wide-mouthed

pitchers (5)

121 Holy ---, Medieval

quest objective (5) 122 --- Bono, Cher's ex (5) 123 Stairs (5)

125 Bearskin hat (5)

130 Clothing edge (3)

132 Coming soon (8)

135 Bloodsucke­r (5)

136 Moue (4)

137 Cha-cha- ---, dance (3) 140 Furious (3)

141 Adder (5)

142 Today (3)

143 Rescue, get back (7) 145 Shaky (5)

146 Lengthiest (7)

147 Stomach muscle (9) 148 Arctic island (9)

DOWN

1 One in front, guiding

person (6)

2 Fine spray (4)

3 Michael ---, basketball

legend in box C (6) 4 Two cents' worth (5)

5 And so forth (abbr.) (3)

6 Split in two (6)

7 Of the side (7)

8 Tree covering (4)

9 Magazine periodical­s (6) 10 Yokel, yobbo (5) 11 Japanese assassin (5) 12 Sporting cup (6)

13 Egyptian bird (4)

14 Gulf country (6)

25 Ghana's continent (6) 26 False teeth (8)

28 Volcano mouth (6)

30 Uses needle and

thread (4)

31 Brush ---, box D bird (6) 32 Board game with

pawns and rooks (5) 33 Jungle expedition (6) 34 Spanish rice dish (6)

35 Queasiness (6)

36 Thrust forward (5)

40 Touching, moving (8) 41 Horse command (3)

42 Entail (7)

43 Liv ---, actress (5)

44 Opposite of ow (3)

45 Pig meat (3)

46 Rope loop (5)

47 Valley (4)

48 This evening (7)

50 Undiluted liquor (4)

51 Large pre x (4)

53 Athletes foot (5)

55 Approach abruptly (6) 58 Roster, schedule (4)

59 Cherish, hold dear (5) 61 Accumulati­on (7)

63 Saturate (4)

65 Establishe­d (abbr.) (3) 67 One being taught a

job (7)

69 Evicted, kicked out (7) 71 Mushrooms, etc (5)

73 Food cupboards (7)

74 Vietnam's capital (5) 77 Labour-saving kitchen

appliance (5)

78 Gallery pieces (4)

79 Sir Richard ---, former NZ

cricketer (6) 80 False display (8)

82 Lentil dish (4)

83 Size bigger than extra

large (abbr.) (1,1,1) 84 Becomes aware of (7) 86 Sydney zoo (7)

87 --- Arabia, Middle

Eastern state (5)

92 Doctrine, beliefs (5)

94 Fine ---, tableware in

box E (5)

96 Notion, thought (4)

97 Send out (4)

98 Biblical garden (4) 101 Frozen water (3)

102 Frequently Asked

Question (1,1,1)

104 Young child (3)

105 Staring dreamily (6) 106 Nail polish (6)

108 Stormwater drain (6) 109 Imbue (8)

110 Peruses a book (5) 112 Italian seaport (6) 113 Even (5)

115 Prickly plants (6)

118 Put out a re (6)

119 Uncomplica­ted (4) 124 Big-billed aquatic

creature (7)

125 Lauren ---, actress (6) 126 Joyful shout (6)

127 --- under, overcome

by work (6)

128 Occur (6)

129 Roman re god (6) 131 Spanish capital (6) 133 Earn (5)

134 Grandma (5)

136 Thick soup (5)

138 Shakespear­e's

river (4)

139 Stern (4)

140 Urban bird (4)

144 --- Ryan, actress (3)

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