The Colos­sus

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - PUZZLES - COM­PILED BY CHRIS­TINE LOVATT

ACROSS 1. Close call (4,4) 6. Rewrites 11. Eval­u­ate 16. Scrap­ing 21. This spot 22. Al­to­gether (2,3) 23. Sodium bi­car­bon­ate, bak­ing – 24. Mo­tor­bike, Har­ley – 25. Broad vista 26. Dies down 27. Suf­fered, – over 28. Made on loom 29. En­cour­age (3,2) 31. Ser­pents 32. En­rol 36. Com­mon-sense, – so­lu­tion 37. Nu­tri­tional 38. Dex­ter­ously 41. Goes to­wards, – for 44. Func­tion host 45. Wimp 48. Is­raeli port city (3,4) 49. Slopes 52. Rogue 56. Asks to party, eg 57. Nul­lify 58. Sup­port, – a cause 61. Kampala is there 62. Go-be­tween, – of­fi­cer 63. An­des beast 64. Monarch's rule 65. Pas­sion, eg 66. Brazil's neigh­bour 67. Ob­tain bear­ings 71. Coun­try, – Rica 73. Comb part 75. Jazzman, Louis – 80. Deem 82. Kitchen bench­top stone sur­face, eg 83. In­tro­duce to solid food 85. Fruit groves 86. Dis­trib­utes 88. Ab­hor 90. Ap­ply ret­ro­spec­tively 91. Used nee­dle and thread 93. Heart­felt 94. Pedi­gree, – dog, eg (4-4) 95. Men­tal de­te­ri­o­ra­tion con­di­tion 96. Acu­men 97. Taboo ac­tion (2-2) 99. Metal cur­rency item 100. Cynic 104. Earn­ings, weekly – 105. Thump 106. Ge­o­log­i­cal di­vi­sion 107. First book of Bi­ble 111. Ter­mi­nate 113. Health re­sort 114. Tyrant, At­tila the – 115. Be real, live 117. Re­cap­ture 118. Wash out suds 121. Coronet 122. Pours with rain 125. Fancy neck­tie 126. A dis­tance off 127. Run en­gine in neu­tral 129. Scot­tish mon­ster lake, Loch – 131. Salmon or trout, eg 132. Mul­ti­tude 135. Lose, – fur 136. Chores 139. Grotto 140. Less dif­fi­cult 144. Bread-rais­ing agent 145. Set of mu­si­cal notes 146. Cas­tor 147. Claims court, eg 148. Male com­mit­tee heads 149. Depart 150. Solemn prom­ises 152. Royal dog breed 154. Giv­ing medicine to 157. Mix with spoon 158. Lib­er­ate (3,4) 162. On­board, get – 163. Di­min­ishes 166. Cor­rodes, – away at 167. Trawl­ing equip­ment 169. Wit­ti­cism 171. Doubt­ful 172. Frozen dessert 173. Yel­low-coloured al­loy 175. Song, Some of – Days 176. Pre-Soviet em­per­ors 179. Deleted 180. For­tu­nate 182. Foot digit 183. Revo­lu­tion­ary, – Gue­vara 184. Brain­waves 186. Re­verses tape to start 189. Spiny suc­cu­lents 190. Con­struct 191. Walked through water 192. List down 196. # sym­bol 197. Sinful 198. Squirm 199. Scored on par 201. Rec­ti­fies 202. Grum­bling 203. Fiend 204. Con­ta­gious out­break 205. Nib­bled 208. Hope, – to 210. Creep­ing 211. Fab­ric join 212. Pro­voked 213. Back of neck 215. Body-hug­ging 219. Pan­cake top­ping, maple – 221. Pulls 223. Drove away, – fears 227. Rang­ier 228. Board game, Triv­ial – 230. Jar­gon 231. Eyrie dweller 232. Mer­rier 233. Lo­cal flora, – plants 234. Ed­i­ble marine mol­luscs 238. Har­vester 239. Small fry­ing pan 240. Strappy shoe 243. Weigh up 246. His­panic Amer­i­cans 247. Scorches 250. Claw 251. Greet­ing word 253. Ban­quets 256. Em­broil 257. Get to grips, – with 258. Taller 262. Movie, The Way We – 263. House tops 266. UAE, United – Emi­rates 268. Re-evoke, – mem­o­ries 269. Fra­grant waxy shrub 270. Song­writer 271. Ap­prove, – the plan 272. Throb painfully 273. Re­peat­edly 274. Un­spoilt par­adise 275. Rev­enue depart­ment 276. Pro­tects from storm 277. Mad 278. Mi­nor bat­tle DOWN 1. Poke with el­bow 2. Smithy block 3. Fash­ions 4. Ex­hibit 5. Span­ish cou­ple, senor and – 6. Wards off 7. Ir­ish county 8. Ethiopian or Kenyan, eg 9. Eter­nal 10. Catch, – stock­ing 11. Ad­di­tion­ally 12. Ran­sacks 13. Staff sched­ules 14. Mid­west­ern US state 15. School com­po­si­tions 16. Mod­i­fies 17. Cases 18. Sharp­shooter, – Oak­ley 19. Mag­ni­fied sec­tion of page, eg 20. Dizzy 30. Small lizard 33. Poorer 34. Con­jure up 35. Be­come sparser (4,3) 38. Ea­ger beavers 39. Paler 40. Rest, have a – (3-4) 42. Smooth 43. Drearier 46. Lan­guage of Mi­lan, eg 47. Flank 49. Picks 50. Throat lump, – ap­ple (4'1) 51. Leaf-drink sa­chets 53. Charged with bub­bles 54. Egypt's cap­i­tal 55. Mid­day meals 59. Looted 60. Re­vealed 67. Wind in­stru­men­tal­ists 68. Per­fumed burn­ing stick 69. Ti­di­est 70. View­ing pub­lic 72. Fe­male hor­mone 74. XXI (6-3) 76. Def­i­ni­tions 77. Ab­sorbs (5,2) 78. Cit­rus fruits 79. Mi­nor­ity group slum ar­eas 81. Na­tion's flight strength (3,5) 84. Clips on 87. Moulded in relief 89. Fac­tors 91. Marine liq­uid 92. Ship's labourer 98. World's largest desert 101. From Prague 102. Baby grand, eg 103. Glacial era (3,3) 108. En­graver 109. Tests 110. Fu­ri­ous, an­gry 112. Numb­ing drug 116. Whiskey-laced hot drink (5,6) 119. Heir 120. Cheek whiskers 123. Snails 124. Fa­mous ac­tor (5,4) 128. Skin­ni­est 130. Fugi­tive 132. Hauled 133. Smells foul 134. Syn­thetic fi­bre 137. Rekin­dled 138. Finer, – weather 141. Speak off-the-cuff (2-3) 142. In­ap­pro­pri­ate 143. Co­ral bar­ri­ers 151. Of long du­ra­tion (3-3) 153. Cheeri­est 155. Un­healthily fat 156. Bagh­dad cit­i­zen 159. Re­spected 160. Tight­ens, – mus­cle 161. Ex­pul­sion 164. Frighten 165. Jugs 168. Rough fig­ure 170. Race of­fi­cials 173. Un­ex­pect­edly (2,6) 174. Great foe 177. Kid­nap­ping 178. Dodge 181. Guid­ing, – to seat 185. Ill­nesses 186. Ten­der­ness of wound, eg 187. Iconic Honolulu beach 188. Lack of car­ing 193. Come forth 194. Pri­mary 195. Betrothed 200.Climbs down 201. De­vise 206. Pesters 207. Trade cer­tifi­cate 208. Speak to, – a crowd 209. Ba­con strips 211. Rock­ier 214. In­struct 216. Fin­ger joint 217. Snug­gles 218. Frigid­ity 220. Al­ter­ca­tion (3-2) 222. 90 de­grees, right – 224. An­cient Nile king 225. Drift­ing into, – into a coma, eg 226. Ugly sight 229. Lon­don gallery, – Mod­ern 232. Lu­cifer's abode 235. Hid­den, – mo­tive 236. Bar­rage 237. De­cem­ber 31 song, Auld – – (4,4) 241. Un­favourable 242. Most bor­ing 244. For­ti­tude 245. Im­ma­ture tree 248. CIA, Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence – 249. Pro­longed as­saults 251. Warmed up 252. Ten­ancy agree­ments 253. Win­ner's po­si­tion 254. Con­scious of 255. Snares 259. Bring upon one­self 260. Caribbean repub­lic 261. US cat­tle sta­tion 262. Be dressed in 264. Louts 265. Ab­sconded 267. Fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue

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