Posted by neildubya on September 28th, 2007
I found this very easy – no Chambers or Bradford needed. There were some difficult words in the puzzle (31A,19D) but I was helped on these by checking letters and the straightforward clueing.
Note: this is will be the last Beelzebub blog for a couple of weeks as I shall be away and won’t have much time for solving/blogging. Expect normal service to resume around puzzle 921.
|10||SOD,I in EPIC – SOD for “fellow” was new to me.|
|12||initial letters of “BMW, And Porsche Satisfactory” – “rolls” is the definition nicely hidden amongst those other luxury cars.|
|16||L in C[-o]ULCH – which is “the stones, old shells, etc., forming an oyster bed and furnishing points of attachment for the spawn of oysters”.|
|20||(TOO IRASCIBLE)* – BOROSILICATE.|
|25||RIG,EL – “footie star” is the full definition as RIGEL is so called from its position on the left foot of the figure of Orion.|
|28||(LOCAL BEE[-s])* – ECOLABEL.|
|30||G in ALL,ONES|
|31||(REACTION CAN)* – ANACREONTIC.|
|1||BLUBBER,E in BED – which describes the appearance of the eyes or cheeks after you’ve been crying. Had to double-check when I got this though as BEBLUBBERED also sounds like it could be a definition for “fat”.|
|3||R in DEEP,PIN (going up)|
|6||I,CH in MELANGE,LO – MICHEALANGELO|
|11||(TEACH LIMITS)* – ATHLETICISM.|
|19||AS,in Z,T,RUG,I – probably the toughest word in the puzzle for me but the wordplay makes it gettable.|