No.6 Jumbo Winter puzzle

(July-August 2016)

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Across
9 Photographer’s flash indicates slowing down (5,5)
11 Fit Billy with inner ring and axes (8)
12 Reverse the flow, or like Kirsty Cameron! (6)
13 Add lustre to socialist party leaders’ perspective (7)
14 Award from topless Motörhead frontman (4)
15 Wager the Spanish is a type of nut! (5)
16 Wild ass returned spice after nibbling tip (6)
17 After 16 mix-up, ‘e’s missing pole instruments (6)
19 I hear supplier of furniture is more yucky (6)
21 Can’t I? The Sister holds the opposite (10)
23 Ruler and fish collection featured in April issue (5,8,6)
25 Most definitely the most distant! (3,3,4)
27 Previously fit? Breathe out (6)
29 Prim, fussy and heartless? (6)
30 Uncontaminated by Western Australia, heads for the cemetery (6)
32 See 34 Down
35 All prefix back in a short time (4)
36 Like Prince or Madonna, may initially reject my childish taboo (7)
37 Rodney and Mayall, say, are saturated (6)
38 Dashed Doctor heard to make a fuss (8)
39 Stick first cake in oven out of order – back to square one! (5,5)
Down
1/20 Cross weapon at bastion of Remuera society (6,4)
2 Heads up about the French painting (5)
3 Urges to increase cholesterol intake? (4,2)
4 Worst is Grandfather Simpson, initially troubled by candour (19)
5/36 Why, at last, cured meat (a megatonne!) returned to children’s writer (8,4)
6 See 28
7 Not quite Scooby-Doo – Shaggy? (3,7,8)
8 Look closely at chopper hovering upside down over pit (7)
10 Writer of “Sixpence” and “The fireman likes dancing” (9,9)
17 Go too far – could result in pets (8)
18 Barry: “I’ve torn up the prayer book!” (8)
20 See 1
21 The alphabet? Simple as! (3)
22 Laugh out loud and long, and lie (4)
24 Hot – remove sheepskin – cold (3)
26 Trust hinge (6,2)
28/6 Region around school where proper English is taught? (7,4)
31 Baby carrier in place of marsupial (6)
33 No unfashionable dog star was united with Isis (6)
34/32 When it’s inside, hero enters famously swinging old hotel (5,5)
36 See 5

 

No.6 Jumbo Winter puzzle

No.5 June 2016

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Across
1 Correct, ice cap’s melting – but here, the team works to achieve sustainable goals (6,8)
9 Central Party member, Communist, is back home first (7)
10 Divorcée with male in a tree – that’s the limit! (7)
11 Materials from overfat cheeses (8)
12 Fear of initiating terrible mistake (6)
14 Bones: “It’s the beginnings of new and unusual life, sir, but not as we know it!” (5)
15 Wizard’s world with smallest golf course found above the Antarctic? (5,4)
17 Put half a type of icecream on head – could get slush (9)
19 Telegram from company head: “On island, heading west” (5)
21 Morality of drunkenness indicator amongst aliens (6)
23/22 Bird found in such unlikely surroundings to glide along part of the Hauraki Gulf (8,5)
25 They were fooled by a gifted horse (7)
26 Again permit proper depression (7)
27 Ragamuffin design on skin to deter furious Elsa, for example (14)
Down
1 Staunchest Brit quails at this college! (5,9)
2/6 Ask warm admirer to tea and opera (4,3,5)
3 Forever finish Patterson, say (9)
4 Western companions take in periodic table of the elements to get Aussie chicks (10)
5 Amazed by upset flask with top broken off (4)
6 See 2
7 In front of one’s leader, say happy farewell (7)
8 Where Reg’s going to rock out with pianist and composer (6,8)
13 E.g. rib about knockabout satire achieving small growth (6,4)
16 French Ila dazzles, serving Mexican dish (9)
18 A-OK hour spent in Papatoetoe (7)
20 Confining sick to a small room elevated microorganisms (7)
22 See 23 Across
24 Run, losing direction for a second, to get ruler (4)

No.5 June 2016