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Beelzebub 1,017 (16/08/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on August 22nd, 2009

Simon Harris.

A slightly late posting, on account of a fascinating day’s cricket. I can’t quite make the wordplay for 26ac work, if anyone fancies clearing it up for me.

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

Across
1 SALPICON – PIC in SALON.
6 ALES – [s]ALES.
10 ABORAL – A BORA + L[uff].
11 TISICK – IT< + SICK.
13 ARSONIST – (SON IS) “absorbed by” ART.
15 APPRECIATOR – (OPERATIC RAP)*.
16 DISHY – DI’S HY.
18 HECTOSTERE – TE in (THE SCORE)*.
19 APOTHEOSES – A POT + (E in HOSES).
23 ARSIS – ARS[e] + IS.
24 BENCHERSHIP – (PINCHES HERE)*.
26 ISOMORPH – SOM[e] “accepted by”…I’m not sure. Wordplay is “…rather curtailed, accepted by one student”.
27 SPILTH – LIPS< + TH[e].
28 ORMOLU – ROOM* + (U + L)<.
29 HYLA – [mars]HY LA[kes].
30 SIMMERED – S[h]IMMERED.
Down
1 SAAG – SAG “having swallowed” A.
2 ABRAID – RA “engaging in” A BID.
3 PROPHETICAL – HE “coming in” (PROP + TICAL).
4 CLIENTELES – SELECT* “to suppress” LIEN.
5 NITID – DITIN[g]<.
7 LISTLESS – cd. + def.
8 ECHOER – E + CHO[pp]ER.
9 SKIRRETS – ERR< in SKITS.
12 STARTER HOME – MOTHER* in STARE.
14 SCHOOLROOM – SCHOOL + MOOR<.
16 DRABBISH – RABBIS in (D + H).
17 SHOE NAIL – (ONE HAS)* + IL[l].
20 PREPPY – PEPPY “accepting” R.
21 FIPPLE – PP in FILE.
22 WHITS – W + HITS.
25 THUD – THU + D.

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,017 (16/08/09)”

  1. anax says:

    26A – It looks like MOR(e) inside I(one) SOPH(student). Without seeing the full clue I’m guessing it may use “more” = “rather”.

  2. Simon Harris says:

    Yeah, that sounds about right, thanks. I’d got hung up on SOM[e] and couldn’t see past that. The full clue was juts that wordplay plus the def. “Similar thing…”.

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