Gi­ant Cross­word

Gloucestershire Echo - - BRAIN TEASER -

ACROSS

1 Ex­pres­sion of sharp dis­ap­proval (6)

5 Lit­tle devils (4)

8 Scold harshly (6)

10 Con­trary (8)

14 Or­na­men­tal box (6)

16 __ Mur­phy, US com­edy ac­tor (5)

22 Gents’ cloth­ing (8)

23 Pre­cious stone (7)

24 Vividly-coloured birds (7)

26 Lack­ing some­thing es­sen­tial (9)

27 Lack­ing colour (4)

29 Sin­gle en­tity (4)

30 So or thus (3)

31 In­volv­ing dan­ger (5)

33 Scot­tish val­ley (4)

34 In­truder (10)

35 Fu­ri­ous (5)

36 Weeps (4)

39 Green-fin­gered per­son (8)

41 Com­edy-drama star­ring Ricky Ger­vais (6)

42 Mem­oirs of a __, 2005 film di­rected by Rob Mar­shall (6)

43 Bun­gle (5)

45 Un­fairly treated (4,4,2)

49 Com­plied with (6)

51 Be­come less in­tense (3,2)

54 Tact­less (10) 55 Buy­ing and sell­ing (8)

60 Round (8)

62 Re­li­gious de­vo­tion (7)

63 Min­i­mum (5)

64 Long, pointed weapon (5)

65 Grue­some US hor­ror film with sev­eral se­quels (3)

68 __ Hen­man, for­mer British ten­nis star (3)

69 Greek Muse of lyric and love poetry (5)

71 Has on as cloth­ing (5)

72 Dis­re­garded (7)

75 Heavy fall of rain (8)

80 In spite of ev­ery­thing (5,3)

82 Cham­pion’s op­po­nent (10)

84 Horse con­trols (5)

86 The Great __, World War II drama star­ring Steve Mc­queen (6)

88 Fas­ten­ing for clothes (4,3,3)

91 Pre­cise (5)

93 Say again (6)

95 Amongst (6)

97 Jour­nal­ist (8)

100 Brief satir­i­cal sketch (4)

102 British singer whose hits in­clude Sky­fall and Set Fire to the Rain (5)

103 Use­less or fu­tile (10)

104 Way off (4)

106 Arm joint (5)

109 __ Cot­ton, long-stand­ing Easten­ders char­ac­ter (3)

110 Eu­ro­pean moun­tain range (4)

111 Tim __, New­cas­tle United’s Dutch goal­keeper (4)

112 Ro­man name for Scot­land (9)

114 Bent (7)

117 Earnest (7)

118 Move in waves (8)

119 Sir __ Charl­ton, Eng­land and Manchester United leg­end (5)

120 Start (6)

121 Stop (5,3)

122 Coun­sel (6)

123 Num­ber work (4)

124 De­bris (6)

DOWN

2 Everlastin­g (7)

3 Dis­tressed (5)

4 Car­men __, US model, ac­tress and singer (7)

6 Hav­ing ther­a­peu­tic prop­er­ties (9)

7 Step (5)

8 Breathes hard (5)

9 End (3)

11 In favour of (3)

12 Pixie (3)

13 Pi­lot’s com­part­ment (7)

14 Prove in­no­cent (5)

15 Wait pa­tiently (3,5)

17 Chil­dren’s toys (5)

18 Jes­sica __-Hill, British ath­lete (5)

19 Scold, in­for­mally (5,4)

20 __ Blood, US fan­tasy hor­ror se­ries (4)

21 Cover (6)

25 Chirps (5)

26 __ __, classic Bruce Wil­lis ac­tion thriller (3,4)

28 Star sign (9)

32 Nev­er­the­less (3)

33 Scot­tish city (7)

37 Baby’s apron (3)

38 To meet one’s end (6)

40 An­cient arte­fact (5)

41 Praise lav­ishly, ex­alt (5)

43 On­looker (9)

44 Takes no­tice of (5)

46 Born as (3)

47 __ Jones, Welsh singer (3)

48 Op­pres­sive ruler (6)

50 Predica­ment (7)

52 Not tem­po­rary (9)

53 Ob­struc­tion (7)

54 En­dan­ger (7)

56 Er­ror (7) 57 Cir­cus en­ter­tainer (5)

58 Food list (4)

59 Light downy sub­stance (5)

61 Bagh­dad’s coun­try (4)

66 De­spi­ca­ble per­son (6)

67 Renée __, US ac­tress and producer (9)

70 Nat­u­ral earth pig­ment (5)

73 __ Ree­dus, The Walk­ing Dead’s Daryl Dixon (6)

74 Per­cus­sion­ist (7)

76 Card game (5)

77 Baf­fling ques­tion (5)

78 Rue­ful (9)

79 __ Af­fleck, US ac­tor (3)

81 Moose (3)

83 Large ape (7)

85 Fan­ci­ful hope or plan (4,5)

87 For­ti­fi­ca­tions (8)

89 Type of tree (3)

90 Al­most (6)

92 For­sake (7)

94 Sud­den fear (5)

96 Cease liv­ing (3)

98 Coun­try of which the Galá­pa­gos Is­lands are a part (7)

99 Me­trop­o­lis (7)

100 Clean vig­or­ously (5)

101 Pul­sate (5)

103 Pitch-black (5)

105 Not gen­uine (4)

107 Heavy drink­ing spree, in­for­mally (5)

108 __, US drama star­ring Mary­louise Parker (5)

110 Im­pro­vise (2-3)

113 Zero (3) 115

Dolt (3) 116 Male par­ent (3)

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