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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 121 August 5 2018

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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 121

Clues Answers
“Always ____ trams” (Highway Code) give way to
“Shee, you guys are so ____ it’s a wonder your bums don’t fall off” (Zaphod Beeblebrox) UNHIP
480 grains = 1 _____ troy ounce
A bone attached to the sternum true rib
A friction hitch devised by an Austrian mountaineer prusik knot
A rock transported by glacial action ERRATIC
A short poem, especially a pastoral dialogue or soliloquy ECLOGUE
Arthur ____ was the resident antiques expert on the BBC show Going for a Song NEGUS
Band name seen on a fictitious band’s bass drum in the video for New Order’s Crystal, later used by an American rock band The Killers
Brand of black and white film, now made in Cheshire ILFORD
British vehicle launched at the Amsterdam motor show in 1948 Land Rover
Charles Édouard Guillaume invented this nickel/iron alloy INVAR
Chelsea or Manchester City will win the ____ today FA Community Shield
Component of cash registers and some calculators ink roller
Content of a snow dome in titles for BBC World Cup 2018 coverage St Basil’s Cathedral
Done to satisfy superstition or ensure adequate provision for luck
Earning no rent UNLET
Eastbourne’s ____ Park is the home of a tennis tournament DEVONSHIRE
Emperor who killed his mother, two wives, and himself NERO
Engineer whose SR-N1 hovercraft first crossed the English Channel in 1959 Sir Christopher Cockerell
Fictional country in Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda RURITANIA
Film starting with a four-letter word used five times Four Weddings And A Funeral
For some, these include slow drivers and noisy eaters pet hates
Iconic headgear for Ena Sharples in Coronation Street HAIRNET
If necessary, ____ sugar can be made from granulated sugar with a pestle and mortar ICING
In clichéd language, this is wreaked HAVOC
Indian unleavened flatbread CHAPATI
Informally in backgammon, make a move that puts one of your opponent’s pieces on the bar hit a blot
Informally, “La grande ____” is the Tour de France BOUCLE
Informally, a parasitic mite larva, causing skin itching CHIGGER
Clues Answers
Informally, Surrey Country Cricket Club’s home ground the oval
Iris Murdoch novel set in a lay religious community next door to a convent The Bell
Jacques ____ originated deconstruction as a form of semiotic analysis DERRIDA
John ____’s architecture in London includes the terraced houses of Park Crescent NASH
Judging other cultures by the standards of one’s own ethnocentric
Location where 51D of Citium taught, and the origin of the name for his followers the Stoa
Lockheed wide-body aircraft produced between 1968 and 1984 TRISTAR
Loose skin hanging from the throat of various mammals DEWLAP
Member of an eastern European church acknowledging papal supremacy but using its own liturgy UNIAT
Mullein is the common name for this flowering plant genus VERBASCUM
New York suburb, whose name comes from a Dutch equivalent to “esquire” YONKERS
Novel partly about Billy Pilgrim’s wartime experiences Slaughterhouse-Five
Originally American terpsichorean fitness classes DANCERCISE
Rainbow-coloured arboreal parrot from the Lesser Sunda Islands Iris Lorikeet
Recess where you might find seating or shelving ALCOVE
Rhyming facetious slang for common office equipment wagger-pagger-bagger
Sansevieria trifasciata, an evergreen perennial plant mother-in-law’s tongue
Someone in a dodgy business RACKETEER
Spanish name for a gully, especially in the SW USA ARROYO
The (non-biblical) supposed abode of the souls of unbaptised infants LIMBO
The Hawthorne ____ is the modification of behaviour by those who know they are being observed EFFECT
The kind of eclipse that is always safe to look at LUNAR
The only successful defender of the Olympic heptathlon title Jackie Joyner-Kersee
The RNLI use all-weather and ____ lifeboats INSHORE
Thomas ____ had a research lab at Menlo Park, New Jersey EDISON
To care, as Rhett Butler famously didn’t give a damn
What you do to sauce with a whisk AERATE
When accused by Debussy of ignoring form, Erik ____’s response was the piano duet Three Fragments in the Form of a Pear SATIE
____ of Citium and ____ of Elea were both ancient Greek philosophers ZENO
____ tides are those with the smallest range NEAP