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Beelzebub 1,019 (30/08/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on September 5th, 2009

Simon Harris.

A very enjoyable solve once again. I do recommend that more fifteensquareders get hold of an Independent on Sunday from time to time and have a go at a Beelzebub, as it’s always top notch.

Blogging was slightly slowed by the online Chambers still refusing to remember search terms between clicks, as a result of a bug introduced on the holiday Monday. I’m sure it’ll come out in the wash.

Anyway – just the one tiny question mark from me at 23dn, where I can’t find a source for EN = “nut”, though I could have parsed the whole thing incorrectly.

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

Across
1 SCRAPCR in SAP.
5 FALSISH – FISH “disrupted by” A[t]L[a]S.
10 TROELIE – ROLE* in TIE.
12 CATAMARANCA + TAMARA + N.
13 PETTY – P[r]ETTY.
14 WARBLE – dd.
15 PERTINACITY – PERT IN A CITY.
17 NANKIN – NAN + KIN.
21 ALBUGO – BUG in [h]ALO.
22 IMPREGNABLE – (BIG PEARL MEN)*.
24 APPOSE – OP< “in middle of” APSE.
26 TWANG – W “suppressed by” TANG.
27 TALLOW DIP – ALLOW D in TIP.
28 ZOONITE – NIT “covered with” OOZE*.
29 SEA SLUG – AS in GULES<.
30 NOSED – OS in DEN<.
Down
1 STIPENDIATES – STATES “entered by” (1 + P + END + I).
2 CREEP – [medio]CRE EP[isode].
3 ROTTEN APPLE – (PAL TO REPENT)*.
4 PLAYTIME – (PT “to capture” LAY) + (IE “enthralling” M).
5 FITTING – F[l]ITTING.
6 LOMA – LO + MA.
7 SCARCEC in SCARE.
8 SMALTO – SO “charged with” MALT.
9 HONEY TONGUED – ((ONE + Y[our] + TONG) in HUE) + D .
11 ORBICULARIS – (LABOUR CRISI[s])*.
16 ABLATION – AB + (LATIN “about” 0).
18 HANGDOG – HAG “receiving” (NG + DO).
19 IMPALE – IMP + ALE.
20 TROLLS – ROLL “to fill” ST<.
23 ENATE – EN + ATE? “Bit under nut growing out”.
25 SOIL – dd.

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,019 (30/08/09)”

  1. jacinth says:

    Hello

    Thanks for the blog!
    Just got round to doing this one (got a bit of a backlog). 23d was my last too.
    A ‘nut’ is an ‘en’ in printer speak – in Chambers under ‘nut’.

  2. jacinth says:

    …and ‘enate’ means growing out.

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