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Beelzebub 918/Phi (16-09-07)

Posted by neildubya on September 28th, 2007

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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.

Across
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.
13 DECADE,NT
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.
 
Down
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
9 LANCE,TED
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.

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