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Beelzebub 1,020 (06/09/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on September 12th, 2009

Simon Harris.

Satisfying puzzle as always. Seemed to be a relatively quick solve for me, but I don't time these things so it could be an illusion.

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

Across
1 MARKETER – METER around ARK.
7 SCAB – C “stabbing” SAB.
11 ALOE – ALO[n]E.
12 ETHER – E[s]THER.
14 CABLE RELEASE – C + ABLE + REL + EASE.
15 ROARING – OAR “entering” RING.
18 GRAMARYE – GRAMA + RYE, two types of grass.
20 REDOUBT – RED + (OUT “about” B).
22 IMPS – dd. IMP is a scoring system for bridge games. Crikey bridge looks complicated.
23 ARAB – ARB “enthrals” A.
24 LALLANS – L[assie] + ALL + ANS.
25 SINUSOIDS – (SOUNDS + 1 + 1)*.
28 EGGWASH – EG + (GASH “incorporating” W[indow]).
31 CHIROGRAPHER – (RATHER COP + HIGH)*.
32 ARNAS – A + RN + AS.
33 FIRE – FIR E.
34 NO GO – ON< + GO.
35 ART PAPER – [b]ARTER “receiving” PAP.
Down
1 MACH – MA[t]CH. Ernst of that ilk.
2 ALARM – ALAR + M[erit].
3 ROBOT DANCING – (ACTOR IN BOND)* + G. As famously demonstrated by Peter Crouch, a striker I’d pick over Rooney in any England lineup.
4 EXERGUES – [a]RGUES “surrounded by” EXES.
5 TORI – [vermon]T OR I[owa].
6 E RE NATA – [s]ERENATA.
8 CHAIRMANSHIP – CH + AIRMAN + SHIP.
9 AESC – SEA< + C[hance].
10 BRETESSE – TESS in BREE.
13 TENAILS – EN in TAILS.
16 TRASHCAN – RASH, CANT.
17 GOBURRA – BURR in GOA.
19 MOLDWARP – (OLD WAR) “seized by” MP.
21 BLOGGER – B + LOGGER.
26 WHERE – WE “posed about” HERE.
27 THRO – THRO[w].
29 GRIT – GR + IT.
30 BRER – RE in BR.

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