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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 130 October 7 2018

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& 28 Down: Bill Forsyth’s 1983 film about a Texan oil baron wishing to buy a Scottish village for his firm LOCAL
“When the Honours List is full of ____s, millionaires, and—er—chumps, you may be quite sure that the Government is seriously ill” (Arnold Bennett) RASCAL
1930s film star such as Errol Flynn, Clark Gable or Rudolph Valentino Matinee idol
A light or westerly wind, also a large Ford car replaced by the Granada in 1972 ZEPHYR
A product available in only one chain of stores own brand
Actor who won a best actor Golden Globe for his portrayal of General Patton George C Scott
Actress, anti-nuclear and feminist activist, who won an Academy Award for her role in Klute in 1971 Jane Fonda
Add explanations to text ANNOTATE
An alternative name for the “Athens of the North” Auld Reekie
Author of Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie
Author of Le Grand Meaulnes Alain-Fournier
Berkeley Square songbird NIGHTINGALE
British driver who was Formula 1 world champion in 1976 James Hunt
Brittle silvery-grey metallic element, used in steel-making MANGANESE
Buzz ____, a Space Ranger superhero in the Toy Story films LIGHTYEAR
Chinese province, capital Chengdu SZECHUAN
Cricketing fielding position on the off-side Extra cover
Deep blue semi-precious stone, the original source of ultramarine pigment Lapis lazuli
Domestic fowls which lay white eggs LEGHORNS
Drum-like machine for hauling in heavy ropes CAPSTAN
Excessive sentimentality SCHMALTZ
Former large naval base and dockyard town in Fife ROSYTH
German cipher machine used in the Second World War ENIGMA
In English, a decorative coating for the outside of buildings, though simply “plaster” in its original language STUCCO
International yachting trophy currently held by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron America’s Cup
Italian opera house opened in 1778 la scala
Juan Manuel ___, Formula 1 world champion from 1954 to 1957 FANGIO
Location of the US Congress, and a residential area of Washington DC Capitol Hill
Lorenz ____, lyricist of Pal Joey HART
Martin ____ directed Taxi Driver and Raging Bull SCORSESE
Methodist orator who is not an ordained clergyman Lay preacher
Mont Cervin, to the French, first climbed by Edward Whymper in 1865 MATTERHORN
Muse of lyric poetry and music EUTERPE
Outcomes, which in the original meaning of the word, could be bad as well as good SUCCESSES
Part of the brain which co-ordinates voluntary movements and maintains equilibrium CEREBELLUM
Piece of armour, covering the chest and back CUIRASS
Portable organs furnished only with reed-pipes REGALS
Prestigious London shopping location, planned by John Nash Regent Street
Regular presenter of Newsnight Emily Maitlis
Rich, fashionable young people Jeunesse doree
See 33 Across HERO
Silk straight dress with stand-up collar and a slit in one side, worn by Chinese women CHEONGSAM
Solicitors or barristers appointed as a part-time judges in the Crown Court RECORDERS
The ability to use language proficiently LITERACY
The Lily Maid of Astolat ELAINE
The Mock Turtle said it consists of Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision ARITHMETIC
The use of severely tailored suits by women in business, intended to project an image of efficiency Power dressing
The ____ Girl in the School started a series by Enid Blyton NAUGHTIEST
Town in southeastern France, where nougat is made MONTELIMAR
Town in Umbria whose historic sites were damaged by an earthquake in 1997 ASSISI
Trademark for thin transparent wrapping material, made from viscose CELLOPHANE
Type of lift with no floor selection buttons, rare in the UK PATERNOSTER
Village near Criccieth where David Lloyd George was brought up and is buried llanystumdwy
Volcanic island in the Atlantic discovered by Joao da Nova Castella in 1502 St Helena
Warwickshire-born novelist who wrote Romola George Eliot
Yorkshire’s smallest city RIPON
____ Bay railway station incorporates the Caledonian MacBrayne terminal for ferries to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute wemyss
____ crunch, a sit-up ABDOMINAL