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Private Eye/Cyclops 356 – Beetle or Beatle

Posted by beermagnet on January 22nd, 2008

beermagnet.

Sorry this is late. I should have posted this yesterday but simply forgot.
This seemed so small after the Xmas monster. I’m not sure I’ve chosen correctly on 29A.

Across
1 COMICS (SO I’M C[amden] C[onservative])*
4 SUPERFIT SUPER(intendent)-FIT
10 BALTI (BLAI[R/T])* slinky as anagrind
11 UMPTEENTH U-MP- (pe)N(is) in TEETH U is the equivalent of Mr in Burmese
12 LAID BACK DD
13 TEASER T[he] E[ntertainment] (ARSE)*
14 ROYAL ASSENT Royal Ass ENT[ertainment]
19/7 PLEASE LET ME FINISH (PANELLIST FEE HES MI)* What John Humphrys hears quite often.  Nice to get panellist in the anagram fodder but I’m not sure who or what is MI?
22 ON HEAT Hidden in wilsON HEATh.  I liked this clue:
Wilson, Heath quite randy between them (2,4)
23 AMERICAN ERIC inside A MAN
26 KERBCRAWL DD
27 FLOOR FLO-O-R[uns]
28 PINPRICK PIN-PRICK
29 BEETLE Homophone Beatle (I think) Full clue:
Scuttle McCartney’s sound? (6)
 
Down
1 COBBLERS Those men working on their lasts again
2 MULTIGYM M-(GUILT)*-(MY<)  For reasons best known to my pencil I wrote in Multigem then had trouble with 14A
3 CLIMB C[ameron]-LIMB
5 UMPH Reverse hidden in britsH PM Unqualified This gets the favourite clue award as it took me ages to see it but it is a solid answer when spotted
6 ELEMENTAL (LEE)*-MENTAL
8 T-SHIRT T[abloid]- R(esistance) in SHIT
9 OUTCASTE OUT-CAST-(Cymbelin)E
15 LAPDANCER (CANDLE RAP)*
16 ENSEMBLE (SEMEN)* B[il]L [aid]E
17 STICK OUT DD First def in a CD really
18 WET NURSE CD
20 COCK-UP DD
21 SHARON DD Ref Ariel S and S Osbourne wife of Ozzy O aka Prince of Darkness
24 RIFLE L in RIFE
25 TALC Hidden fronTAL Chick

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