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Beelzebub 1,012 (12/07/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on July 18th, 2009

Simon Harris.

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

I thought this was a vintage week for Beelzebub and I spent a solid hour or so engrossed in it – a very pleasant way to spend part of a Sunday evening.

Nice to see a familiar name this week in the winners for 1,009, although it’s interesting that the Indy move me to a different part of London every time I win something :)

Across
1 AESC – A + ESC. The letter Æ or æ from Old English.
4 JAILBAIT – J + AIL + (BIT about A).
10 UNSHOT – (HUTS ON)*.
11 TILLER – I think this is a triple def. with farmer/handle for turning a rudder/growth from a side-shoot growing from the base of corn.
12 CACOGRAPHY – .
13 INTREPID – (I PRINTED)*.
15 SAGA – SAG + A.
16 AKELA – [l]AKELA[nd].
18 TRICYCLE – TRICE “occupied by” (YC + L).
21 NARCOSIS – SC[e]NARIOS*.
24 CREEK – C + REEK.
25 UNBE – B “in embrace of” UNE.
27 DISINTER – D + 1 + SINTER.
28 SELF-BOUNTY – (BOY’S FLUENT)*.
29 AMOURS – [f]AMOUS “taking in” R.
30 LURDAN – L[ook] + U[nder] + R[eefs] + AND*.
31 RUELLIAS – RUE + (IS ALL)*.
32 YULE – Y[o]U L[ik]E.
Down
1 AUTISTIC – A[r]TISTIC “about” [yo]U, I think, although I seem to have some clue leftover! “Imagination’s not right about you, ultimately – in thrall to imagination’s right“.
2 ENSNARERSR in NEARNESS*.
3 CHARACTERFUL – CHAL “nursing” FRACTURE*.
4 JOCELYN – (JOY about CEL) + N.
5 ATOPIC – A TOPIC.
6 IT GIRL – (I TIRL) “seizing” G.
7 BLACK COUNTRY – (BALCONY TRUCK)*.
8 ALPHEUS – HUE* “passing through” APLS.
9 TRYP – TRY + P.
14 ILLIBERAL – ILL + (BLAIR + E)*.
17 ANSERINE – (SER in INANE)*.
19 ICE FLOE – ICE + (L in FOE).
20 ECHINUS – ECH IN US.
22 ARIOSI – ARIO[t] + IS<.
23 ROSULA – ROS[e] + [j]UL[y] + A. I’m not sure about ROS from “mostly shot up”, but that’s what my notes say.
26 TSAR – TAR “restricting” S.

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