The Times - Specialist - Sunday Times August 13 2017 Crossword Puzzle Answers

The Times - Specialist - Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 070 August 13 2017  
“Set meals”, as we might call themTV dinners
A Jamaican street gang in the USAPOSSE
A musician performing without preparationSIGHTREADER
A version of baccarat in which the role of banker moves between playersChemin de fer
Albert and Harold of Oil Drum LaneSteptoe and Son
An Iranian Shi’ite religious leaderAYATOLLAH
Beyond Our Ken star who later played ARP Warden Hodges in Dad’s ArmyBill Pertwee
Beyond Our Ken star who played Ricky LividHugh Paddick
Bird with a conspicuous chestnut-coloured tailREDSTART
Bramblings, linnets and siskins, egFINCHES
Carry On star who portrayed Arthur Fallowfield in Beyond Our KenKenneth Williams
Christian rite acknowledging one’s faith and full participation in the churchCONFIRMATION
Craftsman from the Guarneri, Amati or Stradivari familiesViolin-maker
Department of south-western France with a sizeable British communityDORDOGNE
Departures from Cape CanaveralBLASTOFFS
En ____ is a way of capturing a pawn in chessPASSANT
Eponymous straight man of Beyond Our KenKenneth Horne
First line of romantic verse ending “And so are you”Roses are Red
French department in the north of the Pays de la Loire regionsarthe
From an item of clothing, an old name for a working-class womanSHAWLIE
Frozen encrustation on a windowIce fern
Geddington in Northamptonshire has the best preserved ____, a memorial to Edward I’s first wifeEleanor Cross
Gem State residentIDAHOAN
Genre of French painting of courtly figures in a rural setting associated with WatteauFete galante
Grade II-listed building in Birmingham’s Bull Ring, completed in 1965ROTUNDA
Gyorgy ____, Hungarian-born composer whose music was used in 2001: A Space OdysseyLIGETI
Informally, a member of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second AppearingSHAKER
Italian stew of knuckle of veal cooked in tomato sauceOsso bucco
James Joyce’s prose work about Humphrey Chimpden EarwickerFinnegans Wake
Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong’s nicknameSATCHMO
Large container for shoppingTote bag
Living beyond the continental shelf in depths over 200 metresOCEANIC
Lower Saxony port from which the first regular shipping service between continental Europe and the USA began in 1847bremerhaven
Machines which merge sets of decks of punched cardsCOLLATORS
Mexican hat with a wide brimSOMBRERO
Musical director of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra from 1946 to 1970George Szell
Norbert ____ of Manchester United was in England’s 1966 World Cup teamSTILES
Oxfordshire town where Blenheim Palace is situatedWOODSTOCK
Political editor for BBC News since June 2015Laura Kuenssberg
Portrayer of Sam Malone in CheersTed Danson
Queen consort of Richard IIAnne of Bohemia
Reverend Ndabaningi ____ founded Zanu in 1963SITHOLE
She portrayed Fanny Haddock in Beyond Our KenBetty Marsden
Stiffened, as corsets and bras may beBONED
Strong impulse to steal with no apparent motivationKLEPTOMANIA
Tenor aria from Turandot, used as the theme song for the BBC’s 1990 World Cup coverageNessun Dorma
The English, according to Napoleonshopkeepers
These may be stone, iron or stony-ironMotmots
Thick dairy product with a high fat contentDouble cream
This feudal knightly vassal of a baron also had his own vassalsvavasour
Those who play an ancient string instrument with a body like a sliced pearlutenists
Walden; or, Life in the Woods was the original title of Henry David ____’s best-known bookTHOREAU
Well-reasoned estimate based on available informationEducated guess
____ Gas is liquefied butane in a portable cylinderCALOR
____ Loos wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1925ANITA
____ played Ralph Ernest Gorse in The CharmerNigel Havers

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