The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 277 August 1 2021 Crossword Answer

The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 277
Clues Answers
“It is especially important to encourage ____ thinking when the situation is critical” (Boris Yeltsin in his autobiography) UNORTHODOX
“You always tell me / ____, ____, ____” (Eponymous song lyrics, probably best-known in a cover version by Doris Day) PERHAPS
2015 drama film named after a David Hockney painting A Bigger Splash
A go-between or negotiator INTERMEDIARY
A strongly scented herb with green-yellow flowers RUE
A ____ digit is either 0 or 1 BINARY
As an American term for everything, “the whole ____” is an alternative to “the whole nine yards” ENCHILADA
August ____ patented his alternative to the Qwerty keyboard layout in 1936 DVORAK
BBC sitcom starring Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman EXTRAS
Codename of the D-Day landing beach closest to Caen SWORD
Colloquial instruction to calm down take a chill pill
Coming into being NASCENT
Commune of Brittany noted for lines of standing stones CARNAC
Dilbert character, an engineer with a distinctive triangular hairstyle ALICE
Eric Partridge was a ____ who specialised in slang LEXICOGRAPHER
Europe’s most sparsely populated nation ICELAND
Florentine artist, seen as the founder of the main tradition of Western painting because he broke away from Byzantine stylization GIOTTO
Formal base of the royal court in London St James’s Palace
Former name of the region where the Klondike gold rush took place in the 1890s Yukon Territory
French town which gave its name to a wall tapestry ARRAS
Home ground of Cambridge United, the first Football League ground name to use its second word Abbey Stadium
In 1839, Theodor ____ identified cells as the basic components of both animal and plant tissue SCHWANN
Influential blues singer and guitarist who toured in the USSR in 1979 B B King
Informal name for a tachometer rev counter
Informally, an Academy Award OSCAR
Insulated container which a Kiwi might take on a picnic chilly bin
Irish mixed martial arts fighter and boxer, ranked as the world’s highest paid athlete in 2021 Conor McGregor
Italian name of the art style which replaced Mannerism as Europe’s dominant one, around 1600 barocco
Maori ceremonial war dances hakas
Muslim exhortation meaning “God is most great” Allahu Akbar
Nickname of the winner of the 1920, 1921 and 1930 Wimbledon men’s singles Big Bill Tilden
Online campaign which “votes down” a product or service to damage its reputation review bomb
Padre ____ was banned by the Vatican from celebrating mass in public in the 1920s, but made a saint by John Paul II in 2002 PIO
Pharisee mentioned in St John’s gospel NICODEMUS
Sockets which accommodate the roots of teeth ALVEOLI
Suite of nine dance movements by Stravinsky, composed for a 1944 Broadway revue Scenes de Ballet
The capital of Tibet LHASA
The capital of Venezuela CARACAS
The first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer
The ____ had a UK No 1 hit in 1975 with Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love) stylistics
The ____ is a promotional nickname for Foster’s Lager Amber Nectar
Time during which there is no active monarch INTERREGNUM
Waterway linking Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland River Neva
Winner of the 2021 Wimbledon men’s singles Novak Djokovic
Winner of the 2021 Wimbledon women’s singles Ashleigh Barty
____ is significant when writing in languages like Chinese Stroke order
____ only lost eight states in the 1928 US presidential election, but only won six in 1932 Herbert Hoover
____, banned in warfare by the Geneva Protocol of 1925, is still used for riot control tear gas

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