East Lothian Courier

Giant Crossword

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ACROSS

12 Effortful (9)

14 Anonymous (8)

15 ___ Magwitch, Great

Expectatio­ns character (4)

16 Forward (money) (5)

19 Pulling up unwanted

plants (7)

20 Mistakenly (2,5)

21 Circuit (3)

22 Emergency service

workers (7)

23 Nut from the oak tree (5)

25 Din (6)

27 Mild, warm (weather) (5)

29 Beverage served

from a siphon (4,5)

34 Garden machine (9)

36 Astray (5)

37 Cry of sorrow (4)

38 Strong drink, spirits (6)

41 Top of a tank (6)

43 Exclude, disallow (4,3)

45 Italian city said to be

built on seven hills (4)

46 Object (4)

47 Lean over (4)

49 Pledged (5)

51 Measuremen­t just

exceeding a yard (5)

53 Bathed in a romantic glow (9) 55 Blue‑green gem, or

woman’s name (5)

60 Handle attached to

a rudder (6)

62 Suffered pain (5)

63 Impression­ist (5)

65 Became aware of (9)

67 Jumbo shrimp‑like

creature (4,5)

69 Northernmo­st of the

Greek islands (5)

70 Deceived (5)

72 Batten (6)

73 Initiate (5)

75 Making available (9)

77 Sweeping implement (5)

78 Jumped (5) 83 Hall platform (4)

85 Soft inner white skin of

an orange (4)

86 Principal part of the

respirator­y system (4)

88 Associated with (5,2)

90 Divided island state that

joined the EU in 2004 (6) 92 Dirty (6)

93 18th‑century Spanish

painter (4)

94 Bird’s sound (5)

95 Occidental (9)

98 At a distance (3,6)

100 Reach maturity (5)

102 Gretel’s fairy‑tale

brother (6)

104 Overwhelm with wonder (5) 108 Having little depth (7)

110 Increase the speed of

an engine (3)

111 Make a sound like

logs on a fire (7)

113 Having a curved form (7) 115 Commence (5)

116 ___ Lisa, famous

painting (4)

117 Discourage­d (8)

118 Experienci­ng

difficulti­es (2,1,6)

DOWN

1 Cook by simmering (4)

2 Inspect the accounts of (5) 3 Chinese martial art (4,2)

4 Compete on a track (4)

5 Facial hair (5)

6 ___ Grylls, Chief Scout (4) 7 Political shelter (6)

8 Rough and scratchy (voice) (5)

9 Edible fish (7)

10 Microbe (4)

11 Betrothed man (6)

13 Facial hair on the forehead (7)

17 Warning given when a tree is felled (6) 18 Life form (8)

24 Blush, go red (6)

26 Audience’s cry of approval (5) 28 Country bordering Switzerlan­d (7) 30 Grown‑up (5)

31 Disregard (4)

32 Handy, smart (5)

33 Express verbally (3)

35 Contort (4)

37 Location of the ulna and radius (3) 39 Pass on (5)

40 Carpet‑securing bar (5,3)

42 Brazilian city (3)

44 Parasitic worm (5)

48 Pile untidily (4)

50 Denmark’s continent (6)

52 Decreased (7)

54 Tie‑breaker (7)

56 ___ Presley,

Jailhouse Rock star (5) 57 Traditiona­l Highland dagger (4)

58 ___ Khayyam, Persian poet (4) 59 Your own picture, taken by you (6)

61 Person who prefers not to associate with others (5)

62 Briskness (8)

64 Wound by lacerating (4)

66 Act, normally heroic (4)

68 Sea‑going military force (4)

71 Person authorised to act for another (5)

74 Guitar‑plucking noise (5)

76 Loose dress worn in bed (7) 79 Young seal (3)

80 ___ showers, spring rains (5) 81 Chief in the workplace (4)

82 Crystal used in watches (6) 84 Finnish steam bath (5) 85 In the open (8)

87 Country bordering Mexico (inits)(3)

89 ___ Fiennes, actor (5)

90 Cook (in a restaurant) (4) 91 Pull using rope (3)

95 Burped (a baby) (6)

96 Always on the move (7) 97 Layered board (7)

99 Rejoinder (6)

101 Encroach on (6)

103 Task (6)

105 Court case (5)

106 Tom ___, diver (5)

107 Nervous, on edge (5)

109 Barren (4)

111 Approached (4)

112 Joint of the leg (4)

114 Humdrum (4)

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