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Beelzebub 1,015 (02/09/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on August 8th, 2009

Simon Harris.

A bit of a hurried post from me this week, squeezed into a brief break from a mind-numbing overdue calculus assignment.

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

Across
1 UNPRINCIPLED – (IN NUDE IN CLIP)*.
9 SOUTERRAIN – OUT “within” (SERRA + IN).
11 TOUN – TO + UN.
12 TURMOIL – hom. of “term” + OIL.
13 IONONE – IE “with admission of NO-NO<.
17 PLANTA – PLAN + TA .
18 AESIRA + RISE<.
19 ELASTIC – E + LAST + IC.
20 GO SPARE – SPA “in middle of” GORE.
22 MASER – AS in MER[e].
24 INDITE – INDIE “including” T.
27 GLIRES – (G + LIES) “about” R.
28 OSMOSIS – [c]OSMOS + IS.
29 TORC – TORC[h].
30 MILE-CASTLE – (METAL LIES)* around C .
31 STREPTOSOLEN – (NOT ROSE SPELT)*.
Down
1 USTILAGINOUS – (GUILT IS A)* + NOUS.
2 POUNDS – dd.
3 RUN ON – R + UN[i]ON.
4 ITINERATE – TINE “to stop” IRATE.
5 CRUMPLED – MP in RULE in CD.
6 PAMPAS – (SAP + MAP)<.
7 LION – 0 in LIN.
8 DELLA-CRUSCAN – (UR + CALLED)< + SCAN.
10 NIFTIER – N + IF + TIER.
14 BLAMELESS – BLESS “keeping” ?. Wordplay is “Be thankful for keeping game…”.
15 PEONISM – (MOPES IN)*.
16 DERELICT – D + ERECT “to protect” (L + 1).
21 PINOLE – NO “cutting” PILE.
23 SCROLL – ORCS< + LL.
25 DITTO – [fin]D IT TO[ugh].
26 SMIR – S + MIR.

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