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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 227 August 16 2020 Crossword Answers

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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 227
Clues Answers
“Now the ____ and Pleiades where earth moves / Are drawing up the clouds of human grief” (libretto of Peter Grimes) Great Bear
“There is no true ____ who is not a hero” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) ORATOR
1856 collection of short stories by Wilkie Collins After Dark
1952 film, starring Gregory Peck, based on a short story by Ernest Hemingway The Snows Of Kilimanjaro
A laboratory centrifuge’s sample buckets are attached to its ____ ROTOR
A short nap forty winks
Actor who starred in the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Eddie Redmayne
An old name for money, especially if ill-gotten PELF
An orchestral movement in a vocal work SINFONIA
Before this time, archaically or in literature ERENOW
Bursting into bloom FLORESCENT
Corrie character played by Peter Adamson, 1961-1983 Len Fairclough
Descriptive name of a sculpture by Isamu Noguchi on an office plaza on New York’s Broadway Red Cube
Diego ____ was a Mexican painter noted for his murals RIVERA
Distance between a vehicle’s front and rear axles WHEELBASE
Fail to maintain one’s normal standards LAPSE
First track on the album Who Are You by the Who New Song
Former South African province, previously a Boer republic TRANSVAAL
Fragrant shrub of the genus Syringa LILAC
Fruit used in a liqueur with gin SLOE
Germany’s national card game, a three-hander played with 32 cards, and in many possible bids, an 11-card trump suit SKAT
Greek muse often depicted with a wind instrument EUTERPE
Greenish VIRIDESCENT
Informally, a large cooking pot as used in the West Indies DUTCHIE
Informally, Russia and its allies, especially during the Cold War Eastern bloc
Italian physicist credited with inventing the barometer Evangelista Torricelli
Julius ____ effectively created the state of Tanzania NYERERE
Oscar-winning star of Written on the Wind (1952) whose last film appearance was in Basic Instinct Dorothy Malone
Part of an act of parliament showing how its provisions are to work in practice SCHEDULE
Pen (later official) name of Ricardo Basoalto, often regarded as Chile’s national poet Pablo Neruda
Probable architect of the pharaoh Djoser’s pyramid, one of the few commoners deified in ancient Egypt IMHOTEP
Punctuation mark whose name comes from Greek for “in one” HYPHEN
Resembling a small star stellular
Russian city between Tyumen and Novosibirsk on the Trans-Siberian railway OMSK
Subcutaneous insulation and energy storage, especially around the kidneys and buttocks adipose tissue
Sudoku solving technique named after a tall building SKYSCRAPER
Surname shared by Rowan of comedy and Ron of football ATKINSON
The first of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novels Under the Greenwood Tree
The full name of Arthur Sullivan’s musical partner William Schwenk Gilbert
The Muslim era, reckoned from AD622 HEGIRA
The shape of a plane’s wing AEROFOIL
The sweetest style of Madeira MALMSEY
Twelve semitones OCTAVE
Uganda’s seat of government before independence ENTEBBE
Uteri WOMBS
Where, cryptically, you might have “wild tiger seen” SERENGETI
____ is often regarded as the “border” between northern and southern England Watford Gap
____ won three caps for England and went on to manage Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa Tim Sherwood