Manchester Evening News

GIANT CROSSWORD

Choose between cryptic and quick clues to tackle the Giant crossword – both lead to the same answers. CRYPTIC

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ACROSS 13

Dislocatin­g and they’re giving one an anaestheti­c (7,3)

14 Have a chat in, pouring

one wine (7)

15 Gun fire (6)

16 The emphatic type (6)

17 A silver veil (7)

18 People fish in it

and stuff! (5)

19 Continue to restrain

from (4)

20 What made you think of

building a bar at home? (5)

21 Figure the rise is out:

he’s a skinflint (5)

22 The bits one discards (6)

23 Quick! It’s cold! (5)

28 Surprised on getting back

home – and mad (7)

30 The misshapen aperture a little lessened one’s delight (7)

33 It ensures the game

isn’t lost (9)

36 Went ahead and gave to (6)

38 An American tool I

order: a saw (5)

39 “Multitude” is, to many,

a strange word (5)

40 Shut up and do it! (6) 42 The tree is a little

spruce, darling (5)

43 Cut the wood to put

in the vehicle (7)

44 Born in an old outhouse (6)

46 A row he doesn’t win (4)

49 The lawbreaker I incarcerat­ed does complain (4)

51 An unspecific “away” (6)

53 Don’t lip-read the

word “rumour” (7)

55 Turns back to

“Best Buys” (5)

59 Pictures found in a

kitchen cupboard (6)

60 Putting the ring in one’s

hand, thrust it upon (5)

61 Force to show ambition (5)

62 Unwilling to say the

season has started (6)

63 Keep on and get through,

hard though it is (9)

65 Imagined me to be

in fear of (7)

66 Either create or

calm down (7)

70 Creep, taking time

to get in close (5)

71 A wren, flying to the base of the nest, had scattered it (6) 73 Provide for, when you

use as a bed (3,2)

75 Test out the ring for

the fight (3-2)

80 Tell the police you

buy from (4)

82 I get in very damp (5)

83 Doffed and left (4,3)

84 Is forced to get the number

and to make it snappy (6)

85 Strong or otherwise,

would have broken (6)

86 Give accommodat­ion

to and entertain (7)

87 Putting a notice on display

about the robbery? (8,2)

DOWN

1 Speak to on the quiet

in the club (6)

2 A horse everybody is

not mad about (8)

3 Criticise, which

is a blow (5)

4 Bottle, as opposed to

a tin, unusually (7)

5 Go on a strict diet when tears flow about the figure (6)

6 Bitter, or sour, right

through (5)

7 Wants to sew up

his tear in (6)

8 It’s on order again.

Not here yet (2,5)

9 Spider we see crawling

now all over the place (10)

10 Colour blind (5)

11 Run down to get the

player a snack (8)

12 At a quick look, said it’s something small and hairy (4)

24 “Awful creeps,” one put

in, “is absolutely right” (7)

25 Set again by daybreak (5)

26 Was furious but gave

it official approval (7)

27 Mad to have Communist

leader tortured (7)

29 React differentl­y,

you find (5)

31 A skip? Wrong! (5)

32 It’s steady but you

make it sway (4)

34 He’s dubbed one “The

dropper-in” (6)

35 Secure and eat quickly (4)

37 Everybody dashed round

for something to eat (7)

41 Show that’s dull I

need to shorten (7)

45 The flaming jacket! (6)

47 The figure put on the vase

is ridiculous­ly big (7)

48 Progress made. He had a

day to cover the west (7)

50 I meant to treat a number admitted with the sickness (7)

52 The tart, now cold,

I tuck into (4)

54 Jack will get funds for (5)

56 The stakes one

puts in a box (5)

57 “Motion” or is it

“commotion”? (4)

58 It’s “song” in Italian,

dear pupil (5)

60 The earliest ones

land at dawn (5,5)

64 To get rid of fat, Pam

exercises in (5,3)

67 Nice excuses a busy

worker has (8)

68 About to keep,

give back (7)

69 Surprising­ly offer to take

it and you relinquish (7)

72 Thought it up within

the time frame (6)

74 As a ploy, ring through

to awaken (6)

76 Unable to phone the

police – engaged (4,2)

77 Strike one as small

time, anyhow (5)

78 Sounding fed up, get on (5)

79 Waken one up in a jiffy (5)

81 Oh, turn back and do

up the bonnet (4)

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