THIS WEEK’S BIG CROSS­WORD

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. Favoured op­tions 9. The­atri­cal re­viewer (5,6) 15. Sweet bun 16. Pub­lic square 17. Pic­ture 19. Panora­mas 21. Crock­ery item 22. In­dian guitar 23. Of­fi­cial trade ban 24. Call on mo­bile 25. Are we ... yet? 27. Hop, ... and jump 29. Us/europe al­liance 31. Find re­pug­nant 33. Yearn­ings 35. Mother’s brother 38. Not fresh 40. South African cur­rency 42. Sur­pass 43. Army cler­gy­man 44. Level 46. Irides­cent gem 48. Prickly desert plants 49. An­gora an­i­mal 50. Hand rest 51. In­tense light ray 53. Leather strip 55. Dis­con­tin­ues 56. Guile­less 58. Gush 61. Un­well 63. Chew 65. Of the senses 69. Zigzag ca­noe­ing course 71. Open­ings 72. Awak­ened 74. Due time (1,1,1) 75. Girl’s sleep­wear 76. Garb 77. Brazil’s neigh­bour 78. Med­i­cal treat­ment 79. Coal by-prod­uct 80. Glowed 81. Chan­nels 84. Bal­anced, ... up 87. Cres­cent-shaped nuts 91. Achieve 93. Flavour en­hancer (1,1,1) 94. Recom­menced 97. Gin cock­tail 100. Ewe’s off­spring 101. Wear away 103. Apart (from) 105. Weekly pay 106. Box­ing match 107. Oys­ter trea­sure 108. Mix with spoon 109. Jeans pi­o­neer, ... Strauss 110. Leg bone 111. TV se­rial melo­drama, soap ... 113. 0.4047 hectares 115. Black tim­ber 117. Heav­ily loaded 120. Va­grant 122. Model-plane wood 124. Peel (fruit) 127. Nor­way’s cap­i­tal 129. Ex­haust (3,2) 131. Gam­bol 133. Trem­bles (of voice) 134. Yel­low­ish-green 136. Ex­press grat­i­tude to 137. Bye! 138. Stringed in­stru­ment 139. Smooth fab­ric 140. Pun­gent clean­ing fluid 141. Re-eval­u­a­tion 142. Re­vive

DOWN

1. Chart-top­ping per­former (3,4) 2. Avoid (cap­ture) 3. Pen­cil-mark re­mover 4. Re­word 5. Su­per­man, ... Kent 6. Pre­cip­i­tous 7. El­e­ment in char­coal 8. Keg 9. SW Eng­land county 10. Pro­fi­cient 11. Fur­ther­more 12. Scrap (law) 13. Ed­u­cate 14. Plainer 18. To­gether, en ... 20. Be­long­ing to whom? 26. Santa’s lead rein­deer 28. At­tract (penalty) 30. Cer­tify (ac­counts) 32. Im­proves upon 34. Ob­jec­tive 35. Stom­ach in­flam­ma­tion 36. Hen’s squawk 37. Lengthy movies 39. Keenly ex­cited 41. Once more 45. Older per­son 47. Be­hind sched­ule 49. Ox-like an­telopes 52. Di­a­bol­i­cal 54. Loathe 56. Ev­ery bit 57. Caribbean or Mediter­ranean 58. Rub­ber (band) 59. Brick­layer’s tools 60. Steal lime­light from 62. Pasta dish 64. Deeds 66. Gold lumps 67. Most ad­van­ta­geous 68. Sub­mit­ted 70. Dis­solves 71. Cavalry weapon 73. 24-hour pe­riod 75. Pester 82. Ma­tured 83. Bank cash dis­penser (1,1,1) 85. CD brand (1,1,1) 86. Easter gifts 88. Die down 89. Pas­times 90. Sift (through) 92. Ma­roon 94. Frees (of) 95. Re­moves cov­er­ing 96. Avid 98. Dis­gust 99. Tooth­brush bris­tles fi­bre 101. EU money 102. Fire frag­ment 103. Sec­tors 104. Fa­mous vol­cano 109. Ther­mi­dor crus­tacean 110. Used key­board 112. Cir­cu­lar coral reef 114. Stretch of land 116. Cor­rob­o­rate (4,2) 118. Bur­glar de­ter­rents 119. Watch­ing 121. Swiss ce­real 123. Peru beast 125. So­prano so­los 126. On a par 127. Hol­ly­wood prize 128. Re­clines lazily 130. Crowd-scene ac­tor 132. Dad 135. Loan con­tracts (1,1,2)

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