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Beelzebub 1,018 (23/08/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on August 29th, 2009

Simon Harris.

Excellent crossword as always. I never time these, but I did notice that I managed more of this without Chambers than I usually would. That probably has more to do with the tight clueing than with my own solving skills! There’s just the one I can’t explain, at 16ac, though I’m sure that’s the right answer.

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

Across
4 ROSE APPLE – ROSE + (APE around PL).
11 REPUTED QUART – (DEPARTURE* + T) outside QU.
12 ITEM – IT + ‘EM &lit.
13 UNBUSY – U + NB + US + [ignomin]Y.
14 TREE LILY – TRY “to gather” (EEL + 1 + L).
15 CLAM – dd.
16 HORN“Limitation for huntsman in what he carries?”.
20 ENANTIOMERIC – (NOTICE AIRMEN)*.
21 EARTH TREMORS – (METROS RATHER)*.
24 IN RE – IRE about N.
25 RABI – RAB[b]I.
26 ORTHODOX – HOT-ROD* in OX.
28 ELISHA – [d]ELISH + A.
29 SARI – ‘S + ARI[d].
30 STREPTOSOLEN – (NO PLOTS + TREES)*.
31 SEDIMENTS – (DIME + N) in SETS.
Down
1 WRITHE – WRITE about H.
2 TETRONAL – TRON “swamped by” (TEA + L).
3 EPÉE – [t]EPEE.
5 OTOLITHS – (THIS TOOL)*.
6 SEMILITERATE – LIMES< + ITERATE.
7 EDULCORATION – (CLUE< + ORATION) about D[irt].
8 PUBCO – UP< + (BO “grabs” C[hianti]).
9 PAULDRON – PAUL + DRON[e].
10 ETYMIC – CITE< about MY<.
17 RARE BIRD – RAIRD about REB.
18 AMETHYST – (STAY + THEM)*.
19 MIRRORED – MIRED about (R + OR).
21 EGRESS – EG + [t]RESS.
22 SEXING – SING about EX.
23 NISEI – (IE + SIN)<.
27 DALE – DA[bb]LE.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,018 (23/08/09)”

  1. Gaufrid says:

    Hi Simon

    16a ‘limitation for huntsman’ is H or N (limitation = the limit of).

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