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Beelzebub 1,022 (20/09/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on September 26th, 2009

Simon Harris.

I should probably blog these a bit sooner after solving, or at least take notes, since I have scant recollection of actually tackling this one. I do know that I once again managed it armed only with the hard copy of Chambers, and that this method seems to suit me well.

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

Across
1 SEA LORDS – SEAL ORDS.
7 ASTI – A + [ani]S[eed] + TI.
11 UNMETRED – UNMET + DERE<.
12 IMPASSE – I’M PASSÉ.
14 MOOI – MO + OI.
15 CUNCTATIOUS – (ACTION CUT US)*.
18 ULNA – [armf]UL NA[turally] and sort of &lit.
19 AARONR in (A + A + ON).
20 RE-ELECT – REEL + ETC*.
22 CROSSER – C + ROSSER.
23 MELÉE – ME + LEE.
24 REAP – RE[c]AP.
28 ALDERMANITY – (LAYMAN TRIED)*.
30 REEL – RE[b]EL.
31 ARTSONG – (AR + TONG) “having snatched” S.
32 PATENT LOG – (AGENT + PLOT)*.
33 ASIA – (A + IS + A)<.
34 LAMASERY – MASER in LAY.
Down
1 SUIT – SIT “carrying” U.
2 AMPUL – A + M + PUL[l].
3 LEAN-TOS – (LAST ONE)*.
4 RESTS – I think this is a triple def.
5 DREAMER – DREAR “about” ME.
6 SETTLEMENT – (ETTLE + MEN) in ST.
8 SPOOL – LOOPS<.
9 TROUNCED – (NOT CURED)*.
10 IRISATED – (IS IT A RED)*.
13 SCANSORIAL – (RASCAL IS ON)*. Nice clue.
16 SACRARIA – (A RC AS)< + AIR<.
17 CARELESS – SELE< "boarding" CARS.
20 REGMATA – REATA “encircling” GM.
21 LEGISTS – GIST “accepted by” LES.
25 À DEMI – A1 “about” MED<.
26 HAREM – HARE + M.
27 STOLE – dd.
29 AGGY – [b]AGGY.

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