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ACROSS

12 Bank plastic (5,4)

14 Fuzzy quality (8)

15 Church roof metal (4)

16 Disorder (5)

19 Crevice (7)

20 Breakfast food containers (3‑4)

Give a nickname to (3) ___ Burke, TV naturalist (7) Blood‑pumping organ (5) Glasgow football club (6) Hide (loot) (5) Round, winter‑themed ornament (4,5) Gatecrashi­ng (7,2) Less common (5) Maggot (4) Appreciate­d (6) Downy (6)

Of a meal, one where guests are served at table (3‑4) 9th Greek letter (4) Reduce (4)

Person from north of the border (4)

Arctic dwelling (5) Sentimenta­l drivel (5) Direct from the original source (5‑4)

55 Bleeped, sent for (5)

60 Stacey ___,

TV presenter (6) Devoured (5) Former president of the USA (5) Financial return (3,6) With good intention (9) Authoritar­ian instructio­n (5) Garden divider (5) Items of business (6) ___ Wilde,

author (5) Likely to turn out well (9) ___ Nesbit, children’s author (5) Bluegrass stringed instrument (5) 21 22 23 25 27 29

34 36 37 38 41 43

45 46 47

49 51 53 62 63

65 67 69

70 72 73

75 77

78 83

Designer of London’s Marble Arch (4)

___, famous statue in the Louvre (4) 86 Blow your own trumpet (4) 88 Flatter, cajole (7)

90 Elder (6)

92 Death or downfall (6)

93 ___,

Coleridge poem (4)

94 Piano adjuster (5)

95 Police speed ambush! (5,4) 98 Flightless birds (9)

100 forest (5) 102 Bring out of hiding (6) 104Prevent, ward off (5) 108Violent whirling wind (7) 110 Bottom (of a skirt) (3)

111 Charles I’s dynasty (7) 113 Part of a

swimming pool (4,3)

115 Hard material made by

tiny aquatic animals (5) 116 Bite persistent­ly

at (something hard) (4) 117 Felt hostility toward (8) 118 Any food plant (9) 85

DOWN

1 Wholly or partly without hearing (4) Come about (5)

Feel great sadness (6) Performed in a choir (4) Poster of a teen idol (3‑2) Untidy sight (4) Theatrical whispers (6) Plea of having been somewhere else (5) Continual fault‑finding (7) Language of Bangkok (4) Chat (with) (6) Issuer of a policy in exchange for premiums (7) Robert ___, BBC political journalist (6) Decorator’s flaming implement (8) Mummify (6) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 13

17 18 24 26

Consignmen­t of goods on a ship (5)

Bus depots (7)

___ Pasteur, French scientist (5) Flowering plant with a tiger variety (4)

32 Unmanned aerial vehicle (5) 33 Stick (out) (3)

35 Cascade (4)

37 Alimentary canal (3)

39 Controlled a vehicle (5)

40 Dark‑haired (woman) (8)

42 Cheap ciggie (3)

44 Available for hire (2,3)

48 Steer clear of (4)

50 Odourless gas (6)

52 Curvy (7)

54 Managed (by) (7)

56 ___ Boe, English tenor (5)

57 Upright rod (4)

28 30 31 58 59

Common winter illness (4) 89 Mistake (5)

Spanish fleet sent against 90 Active, nimble (4) England in 1588 (6) 91 For what purpose? (3)

61 Insect stage (5) 95 Change (6)

62 Without exception (8) 96 Coastal strip including Nice (7) 64 Well ventilated (4) 97 Brave woman (7)

66 Blondie hit (4) 99 Funny programme (6)

68 Forced army march (4) 101 Means of curing a disease (6) 71 Remarked, observed (5) 103 ___ Hepburn,

74 Glass fragment (5) star (6)

76 Bed dress (7) 105 Ostentatio­us (5)

79 ___ Hamm, US actor (3) 106Hot and sticky (5)

80 Due (5) 107 Smaller in number (5)

81 Drink of fermented honey (4) 109___ Madrid,

82 Metal used in electric wires (6) Spanish football team (4)

84 Author of the (5) 111 Passable (2‑2)

85 Person who plays in an 112 Chain of rocks orchestra (8) under the sea (4)

___ Howard, 114 Government maintenanc­e

director (3) for the unemployed (4) 87

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