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Beelzebub 1,003 (10/05/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on May 16th, 2009

Simon Harris.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, cd=cryptic definition, dd=double definition.

I found this unusually tough this week, but no less enjoyable for it. There’s at least of couple of lovely long anagrams which I particularly liked.

Across
1 SNAFFLE – (ELF FANS)<.
6 DENSE – DENE “with sheltered” S.
10 MICROCLIMATE – MITE “about” (CROC + LIMA).
12 HOSTLER – (ST “in” HOLE) + R.
13 ORDINANCE – IN “to wear” (OR + DANCE).
14 TOSS – TO + SS.
16 WAWEW + AWE.
17 SEAMANSHIPH “to break” (AN IMPASSE)*.
18 OUBLIETTES – (LIE “in” [-d]OUBT) + SET<.
22 G-MEN – GEN “carrying” M.
23 PUDU – PUD + U.
24 CHANNELER – ANNE “seized by” CH[-o]LER.
26 TENSELY – TEN + (YES< “holding” L).
27 ANIMADVERTER – (DRAMA IT NEVER)*.
28 STEEDT “in” SEED.
29 SODAINE – SO + (DANE “biting” I). Chambers has “very good” some way down the list of definitions for “so”.
Down
1 SMOOTH – MOOT “in” SH. A “moot court” is apparently “a meeting for discussion of hypothetical cases, esp. a mock court”.
2 ACID – A[-nglers] + C + ID. An ID is Northern European freshwater fish, I learn.
3 FRAISEF + RAISE.
4 FOUNTAINHEAD – (OF THE AID A NUN)*.
5 ELONGATE – EL + ON + GATE.
6 DISCONTINUED – DISCO + (UNIT “in” DEN)<.
7 NALLAH – [-triump]HAL LAN[-ding]<.
8 STEMWINDER – (STEW + MINDER)*.
9 EERIE – [s]EER + IE.
11 PROCUMBENT – (M “restrained by” BOUNCER*) “in” PT.
15 EMERALDS – RA “in” (E + MELDS).
19 BEANIE – (IN + A)< “to interrupt” BEE.
20 EPERIA – EP + ERA, with I “caught”.
21 FURORE – FUR + ORE.
22 GETAS – GET + AS.
25 LOTI – TOIL*. The currency of Lesotho.

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