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Beelzebub 1,011 (05/07/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on July 11th, 2009

Simon Harris.

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

A jolly good week for me, and I think I’ve managed to explain everything though I had lots to learn as always.

Across
1 CARBONADO – NOB< “inside” (CAR + ADO).
10 LEERY – (YR EEL)<.
12 MERINO – MERI + NO. A meri or mere is a Maori war club.
13 IMPLICIT – IMP + LICIT.
14 UPRATE – U + PRATE.
15 DONE – hom. of “dun”.
16 GAUDY-NIGHT – GT “clothing” (GUY HAD IN)*. A splendid term, meaning a feast night.
18 GERMAN – GERM + AN. This is german with a small “g”, meaning “full” and used to describe a brother or cousin.
20 OSTEAL – O + STEAL.
23 PARASCENIA – P + A + CANARIES*.
24 FOOD – dd. A Spenser spelling of “feud”.
25 TWISTY – WIT* + STY.
26 INSECURE – INURE “keeping” SEC.
27 CASTOR – CAST + OR.
28 GOODS – GO + O[l]D[e]S[t].
29 CLEARANCE – (CLAN + CE) “receiving” EAR.
Down
1 CLOUGH – COUGH “about” L.
2 RECRUIT – TIER< “covering” CRU.
3 BROADS – ORB< + ADS.
4 NOMENCLATURE – NO + (MATURE “involving” ENCL). No is a traditional Japanese drama style.
5 AMPHIGASTRIA – (STIGMA + PARIAH)*.
6 DELUGED – LUG in DEED.
7 PICOT – PIT “filled by” CO.
8 UNINHABITED – (BEHIND A UNIT)*.
9 POTEEN – PO TEEN.
11 EXPANSIONAL – (LAX ONE IS)* “eating” PAN.
17 CARACOL – AC “into” CAROL. A dressage term, I believe.
19 MONSOON – M[essage] + ON + SOON.
20 OFFICE – OFF ICE.
21 LEIPOA – LEI + POA.
22 CAYUSE – CAY + USE.
23 POSSE – S (entropy) “in” POSE.

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