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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 160 May 5 2019

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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 160
Clues Answers
“What is hope? Nothing but paint on the face of ____” (Byron) EXISTENCE
1999 Richard Curtis film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant Notting Hill
43A would have danced with Chris ____ if he had won his 1976 Wimbledon final EVERT
A “cabbage” butterfly or a major pig breed Large White
A 64ft “Contra Trombone” in Sydney Town Hall is one of the world’s longest ____s Organ pipe
A logical basis for a course of action RATIONALE
A resident of Baghdad IRAQI
A short-sighted person MYOPE
A tiny amount of something like doubt or evidence SCINTILLA
Art retailer, noted for iconic posters of the 1970s and 1980s ATHENA
Basil ___, the Cape Coloured cricketer who played for Worcestershire, and England from 1966 to 1972 DOliviera
Basil ____ won the 1950 design competition for the new Coventry Cathedral SPENCE
Citadel built after the 1745 Jacobite rising, guarding the sea approaches to Inverness Fort George
Edible, yellow, funnel-shaped mushrooms CHANTERELLES
European chief negotiator for Britain’s exit from the EU Michel Barnier
French city famed for enamelware, and later, porcelain LIMOGES
Inflatable plastic or rubber mattresses lilos
Informal name for bistort, also describing its twisted roots SNAKEWEED
Informally, an attraction at the southern end of the A23 Brighton Pier
John Aubrey’s collection of short biographies about contemporaries such as Hobbes and Milton Brief Lives
Large duck of the merganser genus GOOSANDER
Large sandpiper with a slightly upturned bill GREENSHANK
London’s ____ has a zoo, theatre, lake and bandstand Regents Park
Musical instrument, often used to convey a pastoral mood Cor anglais
Number of yards in a chain twenty-two
One concerned with the classification of diseases nosologist
One who believes that natural objects have desires and intentions ANIMIST
Part of a sail that may be rolled up to reduce its area REEF
Plant of the Veronica genus, with small blue or pinkish white flowers SPEEDWELL
Polish composer whose Venetian Games is his most experimental piece, using “aleatory counterpoint” LUTOSLAWSKI
Soap in which early characters were Helen Daniels, Des Clarke and Nell Mangel NEIGHBOURS
Strict secretiveness within a community Wall of silence
The 17th century in French art and literature Grand Siecle
The Duke of Medina Sidonia commanded ____ from his flagship, the Sao Martinho The Armada
The fourth 007 film starring Sean Connery THUNDERBALL
The Holy Grail is said to have been hidden in the Chalice Well at the foot of this Somerset hill Glastonbury Tor
The last steam engine built by British Railways Evening Star
The successor to Enda Kenny as taoiseach, in June 2017 Leo Varadkar
The water boa ANACONDA
The ____ Sea is bounded by mainland Italy, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica tyrrhenian
Translation of the second word of Caesar’s attributed comment “Veni, vidi, vici” I saw
Using very modern technology Space-age
Variety of peach with a smooth skin NECTARINE
Winner of the 1972 US Open and 1973 French Open Ilie Nastase
____ and Pembroke are the only two Oxford University colleges on squares of the same name ORIEL
____ directed the films Vera Drake and Mr Turner Mike Leigh
____ Wheel, the sister organisation of Rotary International INNER
____’s first role with Hammer Film Productions was in The Curse of Frankenstein Christopher Lee