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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 239 November 8 2020 Crossword Answers

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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 239
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“He draweth out the thread of his ____ finer than the staple of his argument” (Love’s Labour’s Lost) VERBOSITY
“Skegness is so ____” __ slogan on a Great Northern Railway poster first seen in 1908 BRACING
A portion of a share issue TRANCHE
A sequence of initial letters or parts of words, pronounced as a word, such as Awol, Radar, or Scuba ACRONYM
A solo for this folk instrument begins My Heart Will Go On, the Titanic theme song tin whistle
According to the whitehouse.gov website, “____ has delivered historic results […] despite partisan gridlock in the Nation’s Capital” President Trump
Act meticulously; add the final details to a document Dot the I’s and cross the T’s
African mongoose whose name reflects its alleged ability to locate crocodile eggs ICHNEUMON
Alabama’s only seaport MOBILE
Baronetcy assumed by John Buchan when he was ennobled in 1935 TWEEDSMUIR
British landscape artist who painted The Evening Star J M W Turner
C’est entre mars et mai AVRIL
Casino card game, not common because the house percentage is low, also called Trente et Quarante Rouge et noir
Crusading journalist who died on September 23, and in the 1970s, exposed the thalidomide scandal Harold Evans
Double the distance “before I sleep”, according to Robert Bridges Miles and miles
Dutch provincial capital, the location of the Bonnefanten fine arts museum MAASTRICHT
Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson’s married name, under which she wrote North and South Mrs Gaskell
Exploring the Serengeti, maybe On safari
Forename of Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, who married Mr Carson ELSIE
French expression meaning “injured” or “damaged” when used in English hors de combat
Frenzied drummer in The Muppet Show ANIMAL
He just can’t help himself from not telling the truth Compulsive liar
Hieroglyphs replaced Greek letters in series four of ____ Only Connect
In 1968, Mark 1 of this Ford model replaced the Anglia ESCORT
In Mexican cuisine, a rolled and filled tortilla cooked with a chilli sauce ENCHILADA
Mistreat __ its past participle is an anagram of SULLIED ill-use
One of eight teeth in human dentition INCISOR
Piano piece written in 1902, made famous in 1973 when used as the theme music for a film set in the 1930s the entertainer
Potato variety, introduced in 1902, suitable for roasting and mashing King Edward
Sherry which is darker than fino but lighter than oloroso AMONTILLADO
Showy flower with varieties such as bee, spider, and lizard ORCHID
Spoken word competition with a live audience, from which the judges are often selected Poetry slam
Suspended from one’s employment, possibly temporarily Laid off
Swarming with sharks or teeming with termites INFESTED
The 1648 Peace of ____ ended the Thirty Years’ War WESTPHALIA
The governing body of a cathedral Dean and Chapter
The Northern Rugby Football Union was formed in ____’s George Hotel, in 1895 HUDDERSFIELD
The Stone of Scone is also the “Stone of ____” DESTINY
The ____ is a derogatory term for ordinary people Great Unwashed
This could be hauled by Britannia or Tornado Steam train
What bluebirds fly over in song lyrics rather than reality The White Cliffs of Dover
Withstands OPPOSES
____ steak is thinly cut and often tenderised MINUTE